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Specialist (Synthesis – GMP) - Weekend Days

Fairfield, Iowa
Job Type
16 Sep 2022

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: Specialist, (Synthesis-GMP) Weekend Days

Location: Coralville

Shift: Friday, Saturday, Sunday 7:00A - 8:00P

Purpose statement:

The Specialist level position is responsible for handling products that fall outside of standard processing paths on an individual basis. This position will develop a plan and carry out necessary tasks to ensure the product meets customer expectations.


  • Makes independent decisions regarding a product's path based on individual attributes of the product and customer requirements

  • Makes pass/fail determinations based on QC testing and customer requirements

  • Documents procedures used for each product in custom software or by other controlled methods

  • Identifies effectively, the need for documentation/process changes, process deviations, product non-conformances and other occurrences that can indicate the ineffectiveness of quality and/or manufacturing systems

  • Creates work instructions, standard operating procedures (SOP) and oligo master records (OMR) that meet customer requirements

  • Adheres to customer specifics (in a strict manner) as well as general work instructions and SOPs

  • Performs training on new procedures

  • Troubleshoots and corrects problems that may occur during daily operations

  • Collaborates with members of team, as well as management, to ensure open communication and teamwork

  • Initiates PCOs when necessary for process and instrument changes

  • Programs, uses and maintains equipment used in the departmental tasks and processes

  • Participates in the validation of equipment used and processes performed in the group

  • Investigates customer complaints and obtains data for customer inquiries

  • Participates in customer and regulatory audits, as needed

  • Assists in utilizing metrics to monitor and communicate TAT and error rate to lab and upper management

  • Adheres to all departmental protocols, rules, and safety regulations and understands the requirements of ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and ISO 14001

  • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Associate's degree in science-related field plus 2 years of applicable lab experience required

  • Bachelor's degree in science-related field preferred


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (and an emphasis on Excel) required

Nice-to-Have (Preferred) Skills:

  • Proficiency with Excel, PowerPivot, JMP or other statistical analysis software

  • Proficiency with Word and PowerPoint

Other Job Qualifications

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Uses aids and SOPs and departmental knowledge to make decisions about the proper production path per product

Physical Requirements:

Exert 20-50 lbs. of force occasionally and/or 10-15 lbs. of force frequently

What We Offer:

  • Shift Differentials (Extra Compensation for less traditional shifts)
  • 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 applyassistance@ to request accommodation.

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  • Job Reference: 713376168-2
  • Date Posted: 16 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT)
  • Location: Fairfield, Iowa
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent