IDT - Coralville Operations (1710 Commercial Park)

  • Technician II (Synthesis - Main Production) - Nights

    Job Locations US-IA-Coralville
    Posted Date 2 months ago(8/20/2019 1:57 PM)
    # of Openings
    Manufacturing Operations
    MTWTh 2:00P-1:00A
  • Overview

    The Technician II (Synthesis - MNP) synthesizes custom oligonucleotides according to the customer’s order.  This generally includes synthesis, cleavage, deprotection and QC sampling of the products being made.


    Job Specific Essential Functions:

    • Synthesizes oligos on various synthesizer platforms
    • Cleaves and deprotects oligos utilizing appropriate methods
    • Quantifies and samples oligos for quality control tests
    • Attaches modifications utilizing various techniques
    • Adheres to safety regulations, lab SOPs, and contamination controls
    • Uses lab equipment including limited maintenance and troubleshooting activities
    • Uses custom software packages to complete tasks and create final product
    • Assesses QC data accurately and makes pass/fail decisions for oligos
    • Handles expensive oligos and reagents
    • Keeps thorough records of specialized processes in the oligo process history
    • Follows documented custom instructions, when applicable
    • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values
    • Performs other duties as assigned

    Position Specific Essential Functions:

    • Prepares oligos for final shipment to customer or for further processing in other departments.
    • Performs decontamination programs on liquid handling instruments.



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


    • Proficiency in a variety of PC software programs with strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office required

    Other Job Qualifications

    • Ability to prioritize and organize workload to efficiently accomplish departmental goals
    • Ability to manage time and works independently
    • Ability to communicate with peers and all levels of management
    • Uses aids and SOPs to make decisions about the proper production path per product
    • Strong attention to detail
    • 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 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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