Integrated DNA Technologies

  • Formulation Scientist I

    Job Locations US-IA-Coralville
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/31/2018 9:08 AM)
    ID
    2018-4329
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Manufacturing Operations
    Shift/Schedule
    SuMTWTh 7A-4P (United States of America)
  • Overview

    The Formulation Scientist I formulates custom oligonucleotides according to the customer’s specifications.  This generally includes quantification, final packaging, and QC sampling of the products being made.

    Responsibilities

    Job Specific Essential Functions:

    • Uses automated and manual lab equipment accurately; including limited maintenance and troubleshooting activities
    • Uses custom software packages to complete tasks and create final product
    • Utilizes stoichiometry to convert measurement units and creates custom solutions
    • Translates order requirements into a process to formulate oligos to the customer’s specifications
    • Quantifies and samples oligos for quality control tests
    • Assesses QC data accurately and makes pass/fail decisions for oligos
    • Maintains daily ship deadlines for all products
    • Maximizes automation for all processes
    • Incorporates new products and processes continuously
    • Adheres to safety regulations, lab SOPs, and contamination controls
    • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values
    • Performs other duties as assigned

    Position Specific Essential Functions:

    • Follows custom instructions outlined by Oligo Master Records or Manager Approved Process Flows
    • Keeps thorough records of specialized processes in the oligo process history
    • Organizes and handles customer owned materials as well as non-standard reagent formulations
    • Handles expensive oligos and reagents
    • Prepares standard and custom shipping paperwork and labels

    Qualifications

    Education:

    • Associate’s degree in science related field plus 2 years of applicable lab experience required
    • Bachelor’s degree in science related field preferred

    Experience:

    • Proficiency in a variety of PC software programs with strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (and an emphasis on Excel) required 

    Required Skills:

    • Skill of accurately delivering proper volumes when hand pipetting required

    Other Job Qualifications

    • Strong attention to detail
    • Uses aids and SOPs to make decisions about the proper production path per product
    • Ability to prioritize and organize workload to efficiently accomplish departmental goals
    • Ability to work in a team environment, remaining attentive to ideas, recognizing responsibilities, and actively participating with others to accomplish assignments and achieve desired goals.
    • Ability to manage time and works independently
    • Ability to communicate with peers and all levels of management
    • Ability 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.
    • Ability 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.
    • Ability to perform repetitive work or to perform continuously the same work, according to set procedures sequence or pace.

    Physical Requirements:

    Exert 20-50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 10-15 lbs. of force frequently

     

    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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