Quality Control (QC) Development Scientist

at Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT)
Location Iowa City, Iowa
Date Posted August 4, 2022
Category Engineering
Job Type Not Specified


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.

The Quality Control (QC) Developmental Scientist is responsible for assisting with all scientific and documentation aspects of relevant process development, improvements, and investigations in support of maintaining and improving manufacturing processes within Integrated DNA Technologies.

This position is part of the Quality Control Development team and will be located in Coralville, IA. .Our vision is to be the global leader in key genomic applications to drive medical, environmental & agricultural advances. It is our mission to deliver innovative genomics product leveraging our leadership in DNA Synthesis and dedication to the customer experience.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Design and perform experimentation with assistance or as prescribed by management to improve existing or create new processes.

  • Apply extensive scientific knowledge with broad laboratory skills to execute complex bench experiments using a variety of molecular biology, biochemical, and analytical techniques as directed, while maintaining GLP.

  • Analyze and interpret QC and experimental data and appropriately responds to the information on hand.

  • Document all testing via reports and/or presentations, presents data, and recommends future steps.

  • Collaborate and effectively communicate with all levels of IDT staff within various departments to facilitate successful project and process outcomes, including full documentation via reports and/or presentations.

  • Evaluate QC instruments and processes for areas of improvement.

  • Evaluate new technology for integration into existing QC processes and recommend adoption of new technology/processes.

  • Respond to internal and external customer inquiries and requests as relevant to product quality or integrity.

  • Manage development or transfer of new QC processes or improvements to existing QC processes through implementation with minimal assistance. This may include investigation and implementation of new QC equipment, methods, procedures, and software.

  • Design applications for process automation.

  • Support QC operations at all facilities.

  • Investigate customer complaints and obtain data for customer inquiries that are relevant to QC.

  • Conduct experimentation in the synthesis, characterization, and/or functional integrity of oligonucleotides or Raw Materials.

  • Develop equipment and process validation plans related to QC.

  • Provide and coordinates training for end users and support staff.

  • Recommend testing for manufacturing-related NCRs and CAPAs

  • Adhere to all departmental protocols, rules, and safety regulations and understand the requirements of ISO 9001, ISO 13485, and ISO 14001.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Minimum of Bachelor s degree in a scientific field

  • Minimum of three years of experience working with relevant QC techniques.

  • Proficiency in a variety of PC software programs with strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office required

  • Analytical instrumentation experience (liquid chromatography, spectrophotometers).

  • Manual dexterity and technical proficiency with pipetting

  • Understanding of ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 14001 required

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • High degree of mechanical aptitude

  • Performing 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.

  • Performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.

  • Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards.

  • Principles of Lean and Six Sigma

  • Statistical analysis and design of experiments

  • Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) for enrichment, library construction, and sequencing

  • PCR experience

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 80,000 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 to request accommodation.

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