Technician II (Small Molecule Chemistry) - Mid-Day

Integrated DNA Technologies


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.

Technician II (Small Molecule Chemistry)

Employment Status: Non-Exempt

Location: Coralville

Department: Chemical Synthesis & Quantification

Group: Small Molecule Chemistry

Shift/Schedule: Monday-Friday; Noon-9pm                                                             

Purpose statement:

The Technician II (Small Molecule Chemistry) is responsible for the preparation of quality raw materials for the production of oligonucleotides.

Job Specific Duties/Essential Functions:

  • Prepares organic compounds according to documented procedures and regulations using chemical reaction equipment

  • Calculates the appropriate amount of chemicals using basic and advanced math

  • Measures and handles chemicals in safe and accurate manner

  • Documents tasks to ensure that work is performed in an accurate, efficient and appropriate manner

  • Analyzes data from various analytical instruments

  • Determines appropriate course of action based on inputs from the production protocols and analytical data

  • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values.

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • AA degree in science related field plus 2 years of applicable lab experience required; Bachelor’s degree (in Chemistry) preferred.

Professional Experience:

  • Previous laboratory and chemical handling experience required; one or more years preferred

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

Other Job Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of Organic Chemistry

  • Chemical Reaction Set-up

  • Ability to document accurately and legibly

  • Ability to handle chemicals safely

  • Ability to collaborate and participate, in a group setting, in a professional manner

  • Adapts to changes in the process flow or changes supported by management

  • Ability to adjust schedule to accommodate work demands in the production of materials

  • Adaptability to performing 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.

  • 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.

  • Adaptability 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: 

  • 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.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 68,000 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 is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we’ll empower you to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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Job ID: 73720

Posted 20 days ago

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