Technician II (Gene Construction - SYB) - Overnight

Integrated DNA Technologies


Technician II (Gene Construction - SYB)

Reports to: Manager of Gene Processing & Custom Handling

Employment Status: Non-Exempt

Location: Coralville

Division: Synthetic Biology & Development

Department: Synthetic Biology

Group: Gene Processing & Custom Handling


Sun-Thurs 9:00PM-6:00AM

Training Schedule is Sun-Thurs 12PM-9PM

Purpose statement: 

The Technician II (Gene Construction - SYB) assembles, clones and purifies genes according to given specifications in preparation for final shipment to customers. This includes a variety of PCR methods and PCR Clean-up, bacterial transformation, colony selection, purification of genetic material, QC sampling, quantification and final shipment preparation.  

Job Specific Essential Functions:

  • Uses a variety of lab equipment to process products, including use of thermal cyclers, automated liquid handling workstations, incubators, and auto clave

  • Maintains accurate and detailed product and instrument records

  • Adheres to safety regulations, lab SOPs, contamination controls, and complies with ISO 9001 and 14001 requirements

  • Purifies and quantifies products and samples for quality control tests

  • Recognizes process or equipment problems and seeks appropriate assistance

  • Uses custom software packages to complete tasks and create final products 

  • Assesses QC data accurately to route and process products to meet outlined specifications

  • Translates order requirements to process and route, or formulate, oligonucleotides to the customer’s specifications

  • Contributes to and supports an efficient manufacturing environment

  • Complies with ISO 13485 handling requirements and follows documented custom instructions when applicable

  • Performs a variety of PCR protocols and subsequent post PCR cleanup steps

  • Performs a variety of restriction enzyme digests, appropriately handling enzymes

  • Executes multiple processes simultaneously (multi-tasks) to ensure efficiency in product handling

  • Uses aseptic techniques to minimize the risks of contamination to products

  • Utilizes a variety of DNA repair techniques, including site directed mutagenesis

  • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values

  • Performs other duties as assigned


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

  • Bachelor’s degree in a science related field preferred


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

  • Experience with sterile techniques required

  • PCR and pipette experience required

  • Experience with gel electrophoresis technology preferred

  • Experience with sequencing data preferred

Required Skills:

  • Manual dexterity and technical proficiency with pipetting and sample handling required

Other Job Qualifications

  • Ability to manage time well and work independently or in a team setting

  • Ability to prioritize and organize workload to efficiently accomplish product manufacture and departmental goals

  • Ability to use information on hand to make appropriate decisions and seek advice from appropriate resources when necessary

  • Ability to receive feedback and coaching from others

  • Flexibility, able to adapt well to changes in process and/or procedure

  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities, work environments, communication styles, and leadership styles

  • 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

  • Responsible and committed to a customer service mentality to ensure high quality products are provided to internal and external customers

  • Ability to execute multiple processes simultaneously (multi-tasks) to ensure efficiency in product handling required

  • 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 

What We Offer: 

  • Shift Differentials (Extra Compensation for less traditional shifts)

  • 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

Are you ready to join an innovative, fast-paced, new team? Apply Now!

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

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Job ID: 73307

Posted 9 days ago

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