Danaher Corporation Lab Assistant (Purification - HCO) - Days in Coralville, Iowa
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.
Employment Status: Non-Exempt
Division: Manufacturing Operations
Group: HPLC Core
Shift: Monday-Thursday 7am-5pm
Hours may vary slightly due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and necessary safety/spacing precautions
The Lab Assistant performs preparatory work and general laboratory upkeep to aid in the production of oligonucleotides.
Job Specific Essential Functions:
Performs lab cleaning, includes but is not limited to: surface decontamination, equipment decontamination, washing glassware.
Stores and organizes lab equipment in the proper manner.
Prepares tubes, plates and other lab ware for use as necessary
Maintains electronic records of tasks performed
Performs administrative tasks
Complies with the requirements for an ISO 9001 and ISSO 14001 environment.
Performs necessary safety, emergency, and cleaning procedures.
Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values
Performs other duties as assigned
Position Specific Essential Functions:
Prepares columns and tubes and pours gels for the purification process.
Crushes glass when necessary
Adheres to safety regulations, lab SOPs, and contamination controls
Performs tasks outlined by the Maintenance Connection schedule within the given time period
- High School diploma or equivalent required
Proficiency in a variety of PC software programs with strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office required
Previous laboratory and chemical handling experience preferred
Other Job Qualifications
Manages time to achieve the best productivity possible
Ability to measure and handle materials in safe and accurate manner
Ability to maintain accuracy with attention to detail
Ability to use aids and work instructions effectively to perform job functions
Ability to perform 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.
Ability to perform a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.
Ability to maintain both a high standard of courtesy and cooperation in dealing with co-workers.
Ability to accept responsibility for the direction, control or planning of an activity.
Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances or standards.
Ability to perform repetitive work or to perform continuously the same work, according to set procedures sequence or pace.
Exert 20-50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 10-15 lbs. of force frequently
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 68,000 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 (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.
Danaher is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we’ll empower you to push the boundaries of what’s possible.
If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.
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