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NGS Research Scientist (IDT) in Redwood City, California at Beckman Coulter Life Sciences

Date Posted: 1/11/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: BEC012398

About Us

Integrated DNA Technologies, Inc. (IDT) develops, manufactures, and markets nucleic acid products for the life sciences industry in the areas of academic research, biotechnology, agriculture, medical diagnostics, and pharmaceutical development. The company's primary business is the production of custom oligonucleotides for molecular biology applications. IDT has developed proprietary technologies for genomics applications such as next generation sequencing, CRISPR genome editing, qPCR, and RNA interference. Through its GMP services, IDT manufactures products used in diagnostic tests for many forms of cancer and most inherited and infectious diseases. Serving over 100,000 life sciences researchers and producing over 65,000 nucleic acids daily, IDT is widely recognized as the industry leader in custom nucleic acid manufacture. The company serves its customers through direct sales in many countries and a network of international distributors. IDT’s corporate headquarters is in Skokie, Illinois, USA. Its manufacturing headquarters is in Coralville, Iowa, USA, with additional manufacturing facilities in San Diego, California, USA; Leuven, Belgium; and Singapore.

Description

  • Manage research collaborations and perform complex experiments to support a breadth of NGS and qPCR 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.
  • 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.

Job Requirements



Qualifications

  • 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.
  • 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 required.
  • Previous experience with public speaking preferred.
  • Previous experience with publishing scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of IDT products and product lines preferred.
  • 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.
  • Occasional travel (up to 20%) is expected.
  • Exert up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently.
  • Reaching: extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction. 
  • Sitting: to assume a position in which the weight is largely supported by the buttocks, usually with the body vertical and the thighs horizontal.
  • Using Fingers/Grasping/Feeling: writing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers or palm and perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touch. 
  • Repetitive Motion: substantial movements (motion) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Standing: maintaining an upright position. 
  • Walking: moving about on foot to accomplish tasks. 
  • Lifting: raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position. 
  • Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken work- those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly. 
  • Hearing: perceiving the nature of sounds at normal range; ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when auscultating and percussing.
  • Bending: bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist and/or bending leg; bending legs at knee to come to rest or kneel. 
  • Pushing/Pulling: using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward/using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Climbing: stairs, stools, ramps, ladders. 



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