Research Scientist III
Company: Integrated DNA Technologies Inc
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: July 17, 2021
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 III
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
The Research Scientist III independently conducts bench
scientific experimentation that advances the basic science of
nucleic acid sequencing technology and assists with development and
characterization of new IDT genomics products, particularly in the
NGS field. This position involves R&D collaboration activities,
and may require customer support as well.
Manage development goals and perform complex experiments to
support a breadth of NGS products.
Work with cross functional teams to develop new
Produce demonstration datasets and execute primary analysis for
Participate in the preparation of marketing collateral to
support product launches including peer-reviewed publications,
application notes, protocols, webinars, and posters.
Job Essential Functions:
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.
Plans experimental details required for execution of assigned
work, with little oversight.
Analyzes raw data, reports results and plans the next steps.
Organizes and manages moderately complex projects.
Utilizes mathematical, graphical, imaging, nucleic acid
analysis, genomic visualization programs, and other software aids
Operates and maintains laboratory equipment.
Maintains accurate and detailed records of experimental
Prepares technical reports for internal use; creates protocols
or manuals for public display or distribution.
Assists in filing invention disclosures, writing patent
applications and manuscripts for publication.
Interacts with and assists other members of the R&D team as
needed to meet research objectives.
Oversees activities and assists with training of more junior
research personnel as directed.
Interacts frequently with other internal departments and IDT
customers to assist with customer service/technical support and
helps manage collaborative research projects as directed.
Presents experimental results, data analysis or prior art
evaluations at group meetings as directed.
Participates in scientific collaborations for new
Participates in the maintenance of laboratory cleanliness
Represents IDT at scientific conference and trade shows;
prepares and presents data-oriented posters (involving domestic or
Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA
Technologies Core Values.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree (in Biology, Genetics, Chemistry or a related
life sciences field) with six or more years relevant lab experience
Master’s degree (in Biology, Genetics, Chemistry or a related
life sciences field) with four or more years relevant lab
PhD degree (in Biology, Genetics, Chemistry or a related life
sciences field) with one or more years relevant lab experience
Proficiency in a variety of PC software programs with strong
working knowledge of Microsoft Office required.
Previous experience with DNA analysis/genomics applications in
NGS, qPCR, or CRISPR strongly preferred.
Previous experience with public speaking preferred.
Previous experience with publishing scientific papers in
peer-reviewed journals preferred.
Extensive knowledge of NGS technologies and product lines
Other Job Qualifications:
Ability to train others in basic laboratory techniques and
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to multitask and maintain several projects at one
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to communicate with peers and all levels of
Exert up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs.
of force frequently.
Work requires close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision,
depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Ability to read pertinent printed material and distinguish
Ability to accurately read measurements on equipment.
Ability to prepare and read written documentation; use of
Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) conducts drug screens and
background checks on applicants who accept employment
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
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