Integrated DNA Technologies

  • Lab Administrator

    Job Locations US-CA-Redwood City
    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4 weeks ago)
    # of Openings
    Research & Development
    M-F 40 Hours/Week
  • Overview

    The Lab Administrator supervises physical function and organization of the research laboratory; organizing layout, assisting with selection and ordering of major equipment, leads efforts to set up new sites or physical location move of existing sites and coordinates activities between sites. This role also conducts bench scientific experimentation that advances understanding the basic science of nucleic acids and nucleic acid biochemistry and assists with development and characterization of new IDT products as directed.


    Essential Functions:

    • Oversees day to day functions of the research lab, equipment ordering, maintenance, supplies and electronic support.
    • Organizes lab physical plant moves and helps plan specifications for new lab facilities.
    • Interfaces with and facilitates interaction between the R&D labs and other IDT departments.
    • Applies extensive scientific knowledge with broad laboratory skills to execute or help support experiments using variety of molecular biology, cell biology, biochemical and computational techniques as directed.
    • Develops creative solutions for complex problems, drawing on knowledge of science and bench laboratory experience.
    • Operates and maintains laboratory equipment.
    • Maintains accurate and detailed records.
    • Routinely provides scientific support for other IDT departments; assists customer service/technical support with direct customer interaction and helps manage or lead external collaborative research projects as directed.
    • Assists with general scientific and specific new product training for other IDT groups.
    • Demonstrates and upholds behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values and delivers the Integrated DNA Technologies experience to customers and other business associates.
    • Perform other duties as may be assigned.



    • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Genetics, Chemistry, or a related life science field (required)

    Professional Experience:

    • Minimum of five years of prior lab management experience

    Other Job Qualifications

    • Strong computer skills.
    • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and the ability to interact with others in the research group.
    • Ability to train others in basic laboratory techniques and equipment operation.
    • Extensive knowledge of IDT products and product lines.
    • Extensive knowledge of IDT commercial organization.
    • Adaptability to perform under stress when confronted with emergent, critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or situation in which working speed and sustained attention are make-or-break aspects of the job.
    • Adaptability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.
    • Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers.
    • Ability to accept responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.
    • Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards.

    Travel Requirements (anything requiring overnight stay):

    • Seldom = Up to 5% of time

    Physical Requirements:

    Constant (67%-100% of work day)

    • Using Fingers/Grasping/Feeling: writing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers or palm and perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touch.

    Frequent (34-66% of work day)

    • Reaching: extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
    • Sitting: to assume a position in which the weight is largely supported by the buttocks, usually with the body vertical and the thighs horizontal.
    • Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken work- those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
    • Hearing: perceiving the nature of sounds at normal range; ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when auscultating and percussing.
    • Repetitive Motion: substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

    Occasional (33% or less of work day)

    • Standing: maintaining an upright position.
    • Walking: moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.
    • Lifting: raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.
    • Bending: bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist and/or bending leg; bending legs at knee to come to rest or kneel.
    • Pushing/Pulling: using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward/using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
    • Climbing: stairs, stools, ramps, ladders.

    Visual Acuity:

    • Work requires close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
    • Ability to read pertinent printed material and distinguish colors.
    • Ability to accurately read measurements on equipment.
    • Ability to prepare and read written documentation; use of computer.

    Integrated DNA Technologies is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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