Staff Scientist

Integrated DNA Technologies


The Staff Scientist will work with a team of scientists to clone, express, purify and characterize proteins used in Genomic applications.

Essential Functions:

  • Supervises and directs staff which would include employee hiring, training, evaluations and discipline.

  • Applies extensive scientific knowledge with broad laboratory skills to execute complex bench experiments using variety of molecular biology, cell biology, biochemical and general laboratory techniques as directed.

  • Develops experimental plan, independently, to move projects forward.

  • Operates and maintains laboratory equipment.

  • Maintains accurate and detailed records of experimental work.

  • Presents experimental results, data analysis, or prior art evaluations at group meetings as directed.

  • Directs preparation of technical reports for internal and external use; assists SciCom in preparing formal protocols for public display or distribution

  • Analyzes raw data, organizes results and plans the next steps and implements.

  • Develops creative solutions for complex problems, drawing on extensive knowledge of science and bench laboratory experience.

  • Leads complex projects that may require a multi-member team.

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

  • Assists in filing invention disclosures, writing patent applications and manuscripts for publication.

  • Provides, on a routine basis, scientific support for other IDT departments; assists customer service/technical support with direct customer interaction and helps manage or lead external collaborative research projects as directed.

  • Assists with general scientific and specific new product training for other IDT groups.

  • Introduces new techniques into the research group which have not previously been used at IDT. Participates new technology assessment.

  • Represents IDT at scientific conference and trade shows, prepare and present scientific posters and/or podium presentations.

  • Assists IDT sales reps with field visits to key customers as needed.

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

  • Demonstrates and upholds behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values and delivers the Integrated DNA Technologies experience to customers and other business associates.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

The ideal candidate will possess the following education and relevant experience in the life sciences field, with significant experience in protein expression, purification, and biochemical characterization.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree (in Biology, Genetics, Chemistry or a related life sciences field) with ten or more years relevant lab experience required

  • Master’s degree (in Biology, Genetics, Chemistry or a related life sciences field) with eight or more years relevant lab experience preferred

  • PhD degree (in Biology, Genetics, Chemistry or a related life sciences field) with five or more years relevant lab experience preferred

  • The ideal candidate will also have proven skills in modern molecular biology technologies used in cloning, sequencing, protein expression analysis, and enzymatic activity characterization.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Proficiency in a variety of PC software programs with strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office required.  Preferred Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Vizio

  • Previous experience with public speaking.

  • Strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals.

  • Extensive knowledge of IDT products and product lines.

  • Protein expression library screening and characterization experience.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here.

Job ID: 73871

Posted 13 days ago

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