Research Scientist I

Integrated DNA Technologies Inc
Published
November 17, 2021
Location
Redwood City, CA
Category
Job Type

Description

IDT is the leading manufacturer of custom oligonucleotides and proprietary technologies for genomics applications. Our work is complex and cutting-edge, and our team members are curious, creative thinkers who understand that good data drives smart decisions. At IDT, we realize that although science may be uniform, people are unique. We promote a culture where engaged people are motivated and have opportunities to achieve their full potential, as part of one global team.

IDT is proud to work alongside a community of nine fellow Danaher Life Sciences companies. Together, we’re pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

Job Title: Research Scientist I

Location: Redwood City, CA

Purpose statement:

The Research Scientist I, under direct supervision, conducts bench scientific experimentation that advances the basic science of nucleic acids and nucleic acid technology and assists with development and characterization of new IDT genomics products in NGS, qPCR and functional genomics. This position is responsible for performing experiments, analyzing data and reporting findings.

Essential Functions:

  • Applies knowledge of basic science and employs basic laboratory skills to execute bench experiments using variety of molecular biology, cell biology, biochemical and general laboratory techniques as directed.

  • Troubleshoots problems of limited to moderate scope, under close supervision.

  • Analyzes raw data and reports results.

  • Utilizes mathematical, graphical, nucleic acid analysis, and other software aids as needed.

  • Operate and maintain laboratory equipment.

  • Maintain accurate and detailed records of experimental work.

  • Assists in the preparation of technical reports for internal use.

  • Interacts with and assists IDT employees outside of the R&D team as directed to meet company objectives.

  • Presents technical data at group meetings as directed.

  • Uses radioactive materials and autoradiography, on occasion, during the course of experimental work.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering, Molecular Biology, Biology, Genetics, Chemistry, or a related life sciences field required.

Professional Experience:

  • Previous lab experience in bioengineering, molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, chemistry or other scientific discipline preferred.

  • Familiarity with DNA sequence analysis/bioinformatics applications preferred.

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

Other Job Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to multitask and maintain several projects at one time.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to communicate with peers and all levels of management.

  • 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.

  • 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.

What We Offer:

  • Generous Paid Time Off Accruals

  • 16 Hours PAID Volunteer Time Off

  • 10 Paid Holidays

  • Up to eight (8) weeks of 100% paid parental leave to eligible U.S. associates

  • 401(k) with Company Match

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Options

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) conducts drug screens and background checks on applicants who accept employment offers.

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When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies require all US and Puerto Rico employees to be vaccinated against COVID–19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are committed to equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. We value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve.  Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

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We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us at [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] to request accommodation.

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