Technician I (Purification - HCO) - Weekend Overnight

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.

Job Title: Technician I (Purification - HCO)

Location: Coralville, IA

Shift: Weekend Overnight (Friday/Saturday/Sunday 7:00pm - 7:00am)

Purpose statement:  

The Technician I (Purification - HCO) performs preparatory work and basic manufacturing functions for the production of oligonucleotide and aides the department with general laboratory maintenance.   

Job Specific Essential Functions: 

  • Maintains accurate and detailed product and instrument records 

  • Maintains inventory control by performing appropriate transactions 

  • Complies with the requirements for an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 environment 

  • Adheres to safety regulations, lab SOPs, and contamination controls 

  • Performs lab cleaning and decontamination protocols 

  • Communicates with all levels of peers and management 

  • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values 

  • Performs other duties as assigned 

Position Specific Essential Functions: 

  • Uses purification instruments for customer required purifications. 

  • Maintains instruments for optimum chromatography. 

  • Uses front end software for pre-purification QC and sorting of expedited products. 

  • Uses dry down equipment for customer product as needed 

  • Uses lab equipment including limited maintenance and troubleshooting activities. 

  • Uses custom software packages. 


  • 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 

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 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

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 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 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 202.419.7762 or to request accommodation.

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

Job ID: 75289

Posted 11 days ago

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