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Research Scientist II

Company: Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT)
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: May 12, 2022

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 II Location: Ann Arbor, MI Purpose statement:The Research Scientist II, with supervision, conducts bench scientific experimentation that advances the basic science of nucleic acids and nucleic acid biochemistry and assists with development and characterization of new IDT genomics products in the NGS field. This position is involves independent research and R&D collaboration activities as well. This position is located in Ann Arbor, MI 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 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 including but not limited to washing and storage of glass/plastic ware and autoclaving waste, organization of reagents and freezers, etc.
  • Represents IDT at scientific conference and trade shows; prepares and presents data-oriented posters (involving domestic or international travel).
  • Uses radioactive materials and autoradiography, on occasion, during the course of experimental work.
  • 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 three or more years relevant lab experience required
    • Master's degree (in Biology, Genetics, Chemistry or a related life sciences field) with one or more years relevant lab experience preferred Professional Experience:
      • 2 Years' Previous lab experience in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, chemistry or other scientific discipline preferred (pipette experience-being able to setup an experiment)
      • Evidence of solid record keeping skills, strong organizational skills
      • Trustworthy/open and willing to discuss and collaborate with the team Other Job Qualifications:
        • At least 2 years' experience with DNA analysis/genomics applications in NGS and/or qPCR preferred. 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 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 tools and the stability of a tested organization. Given the essential job duties of this position, the employee is required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation and applicable law. 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 .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 to request accommodation.If you've ever wondered what's within you, there's no better time to find out.

Keywords: Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT), Ann Arbor , Research Scientist II, Other , Ann Arbor, Michigan

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