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Team Lead (Purification - GMP) - Overnights

Coralville, 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: Team Lead (Purification - GMP)

Shift/Schedule: M T W Th 9P-8A

Purpose statement:

The Team Lead (Purifications - GMP) provides guidance and direction for the department by ensuring that workflow is prioritized and that processes are being followed according to protocol.  This position acts as a resource to personnel and as a liaison between management and staff. 

Job Specific Essential Functions:

  • Assists with supervising and directing staff which would include employee hiring, training, evaluations and discipline.

  • Organizes and prioritizes workflow within the group and communicates with staff to ensure that all products are completed, according to customer requirements, and sent to shipping department in a timely manner. 

  • Performs all responsibilities of a Scientist I and II.

  • Collaborates with other critical operational departments to ensure product completion, according to customer specifications.

  • Interprets QC results and follows up when failures warrant further investigation.

  • Troubleshoots instrument problems encountered and submits/tracks work orders when necessary.

  • Troubleshoots and corrects problems that may arise throughout the process.

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

  • Keeps all work instructions and logs current pertaining to processes, and initiates the creation of additional documents when necessary.

  • Communicates group needs to management regarding potential quality, speed or cost improvements

  • Demonstrates and upholds behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values and delivers the Integrated DNA Technologies experience to customers and other business associates.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position Specific Essential Functions:

  • Assists management in setting goals for the group.

  • Participates in customer and regulatory audits, as well as investigations when required.

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


  • Associate's (2 year) degree or comparable combination of education and experience required.

  • Bachelor's (4 year) degree preferred.  Science related field preferred.


  • Successful completion of Scientist II course requirements preferred.

Preferred Skills:

  • Proficiency with Word, PowerPoint, Excel, PowerPivot, JMP, or other statistical analysis software preferred.

  • Working knowledge of the activities that occur in a GMP facility preferred.

  • Prior HPLC experience preferred.

Other Job Qualifications

  • Ability to encourage and facilitate cooperation, teamwork and pride.

  • Ability to organize, prioritize and direct the workload of others in order to efficiently accomplish departmental goals.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Ability to interact in a professional manner with customers, employees, and all levels of management.

  • Ability to communicate effectively using a variety of styles and techniques appropriate to the audience.

  • 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.

Physical Requirements:

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.

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: 713376180-2
  • Date Posted: 16 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT)
  • Location: Coralville, Iowa
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Hospitality & Tourism
  • Job Type: Permanent