IDT - Coralville Operations (1710 Commercial Park)

  • Synthetic Biology Technician

    Job Locations US-IA-Coralville
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(8/12/2019 9:20 AM)
    # of Openings
    Manufacturing Operations
    MTWThF 7:00A-3:30P (United States of America)
  • Overview

    The Synthetic Biology Technician performs basic preparatory and organizational work as well as basic manufacturing functions for the production of synthetic biology products.  This position also aides the department with general laboratory cleaning and maintenance as scheduled or assigned. 


    Job Specific Essential Functions:

    • Maintains accurate and detailed product and instrument records
    • Maintains inventory control by performing appropriate transactions and periodic product and inventory disposition
    • Uses a variety of lab equipment to process products
    • Complies with the requirements for an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 environment
    • Adheres to safety regulations, lab SOPs and contamination controls
    • Performs routine maintenance, cleaning and decontamination of equipment and work spaces
    • Communicates with all levels of peers and management
    • Maintains electronic records of tasks performed
    • Uses computers and a variety of custom software in a windows based environment
    • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values
    • Performs other duties as assigned



    • High School diploma or equivalent required
    • Associate’s degree preferred


    • Proficiency in a variety of PC software programs with strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office required
    • Previous laboratory and chemical handling experience preferred
    • Experience with sterile techniques preferred

    Other Job Qualifications

    • Manages time to achieve the best productivity possible
    • Ability to measure and handle materials in safe and accurate manner
    • Ability to maintain accuracy with attention to detail
    • Ability to use aids and work instructions effectively to perform job functions
    • Ability to work in a team environment or independently
    • Strict attention to detail
    • Ability to adapt to changing work environments, personality and communication styles, and evolving priorities
    • Ability to perform repetitive tasks with a focus on precision and accuracy
    • 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

    Constant (67%-100% of work day)

    • Reaching: extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    Frequently (34-66% 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    Occasional (33% or less 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.
    • 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.
    • 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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