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Research Scientist III

Company: Integrated DNA Technologies Inc
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: July 17, 2021

Job Description:

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

Purpose statement:

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.

Essential Functions:

  • Manage development goals and perform complex experiments to support a breadth of NGS products.

  • Work with cross functional teams to develop new applications.

  • Produce demonstration datasets and execute primary analysis for collaborations.

  • 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 as needed.

  • Operates and maintains laboratory equipment.

  • Maintains accurate and detailed records of experimental work.

  • 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 technology/product development.

  • Participates in the maintenance of laboratory cleanliness

  • Represents IDT at scientific conference and trade shows; prepares and presents data-oriented posters (involving domestic or international travel).

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

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education:

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

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

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

Professional 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 preferred.

Other Job Qualifications:

  • Ability to train others in basic laboratory techniques and equipment operation.

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to multitask and maintain several projects at one time.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to communicate with peers and all levels of management.

Travel Requirements

  • Occasional travel (up to 20%) is expected.

Physical Requirements:

Exert up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently.

Visual Acuity:

  • Work requires close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

  • Ability to read pertinent printed material and distinguish colors.

  • Ability to accurately read measurements on equipment.

  • Ability to prepare and read written documentation; use of computer.

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.

The EEO posters are available here.

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 applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.

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

Keywords: Integrated DNA Technologies Inc, Ann Arbor , Research Scientist III, Other , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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