IDT - Coralville Operations (1710 Commercial Park)

  • Staff Scientist

    Job Locations US-CA-Redwood City
    Posted Date 2 months ago(6/26/2019 12:21 PM)
    # of Openings
    Research & Development
    M-F 40 Hour Week (United States of America)
  • Overview

    The Staff Scientist will be supporting the development of new products in NGS Lockdown Probe panels or qPCR assay products.


    Essential Functions:

    • Leads the development of qPCR & NGS products
    • Collaborates with the bioinformatics team on assay design, data analysis and interpretation
    • Accomplishes individual goals and collaborates with other team members to meet pre-determined project deadlines
    • Present qPCR or NGS poster, talk or webinar in a scientific conference or customer site
    • Actively participate in external technology assessments and collaborations to develop new products
    • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values
    • Performs other duties as assigned



    • PhD in Molecular Biology or related field required

    Professional Experience:

    • Minimum of six years of industry experience required
    • Expert knowledge and hand-on experience in entire qPCR or NGS assay product development process required
    • Expert lab skills with executing experiments required
    • Strong knowledge in nucleic acid amplification and analysis required
    • Previous experience in hybridization based target capture for NGS preferred

    Other Job Qualifications

    • Ability to work independently and with multi-disciplinary teams are essential
    • Strong data analysis skills
    • Ability to write and present project reports
    • Knowledge of statistical methods and software for experimental design and data analysis
    • Strong communication skills
    • Adaptability to perform under stress when confronted with critical, unusual, or dangerous situations, or situation in which working speed and sustained attention are make-or-break aspects of the job.
    • Adaptability to performing 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.
    • Adaptability to accepting responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.
    • Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards.

    Physical Requirements:

    Exert up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently

    Frequent (34-66% of work day)

    • Sitting: to assume a position in which the weight is largely supported by the buttocks, usually with the body vertical and the thighs horizontal.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    Occasional (33% or less of work day)

    • Reaching: extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
    • 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.
    • Repetitive Motion: substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
    • 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:

    • 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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