Quality Control Development Scientist (NGS experience highly desired)

Integrated DNA Technologies
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Coralville, IA 52241
Job Description

Integrated DNA Technologies

ID 2017-3448
Job Locations US-IA-Coralville
Category Manufacturing Operations
# of Openings 1
Posted Date 8/21/2017
Shift/Schedule M-F 40 Hour Week (United States of America)


The QC Development Scientist assists with all scientific and documentation aspects of relevant QC process development, improvements, and investigations in support of maintaining and improving QC processes within Integrated DNA Technologies.


Essential Functions:

  • Designs and performs experimentation with assistance or as prescribed by management to improve existing or create new processes
  • Applies 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
  • Analyzes and interprets QC and experimental data and appropriately responds to the information on hand
  • Documents all testing via reports and/or presentations, presents data, and recommends future steps
  • Collaborates and effectively communicates with all levels of IDT staff within various departments to facilitate successful project and process outcomes, including full documentation via reports and/or presentations
  • Evaluates QC instruments and processes for areas of improvement
  • Evaluates new technology for integration into existing QC processes and recommend adoption of new technology/processes
  • Prioritizes work and completes projects in an accurate and timely manner
  • Drives change for QC at all IDT locations.
  • Develops equipment and process validation plans related to QC.
  • Provides and coordinates training for end users and support staff
  • Recommends testing for manufacturing-related NCRs and CAPAs
  • Adheres to all departmental protocols, rules, and safety regulations and understand 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

Departmental Specific Functions:

  • Responds to internal and external customer inquiries and requests as relevant to product quality or integrity
  • Manages 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.
  • Designs applications for process automation
  • Supports QC operations at all facilities
  • Investigates customer complaints and obtains data for customer inquiries that are relevant to QC
  • Conducts experimentation in the synthesis, characterization, and/or functional integrity of oligonucleotides or Raw Materials



  • Bachelor's degree in a science related field required
  • Advanced degree or 2 years of IDT or equivalent experience preferred

Professional Experience:

  • PCR experience required
  • qPCR experience strongly preferred
  • Experience in NGS for enrichment, library construction, and sequencing strongly preferred
  • Awareness of principles of Lean and Six Sigma preferred
  • Experience with statistical analysis and design of experiments preferred
  • Manual dexterity and technical proficiency with pipetting required
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office, particularly Excel, required
  • Experience with JMP preferred

Other Job Qualifications

  • Ability to self-motivate and work independently
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to change
  • Ability to receive feedback and coaching from others
  • Ability to quickly prioritize and organize workload, based on multiple variables, in order to meet deadlines and department goals
  • Willingness to travel to satellite facilities, sometimes for an extended period of time
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Adaptability to situations requiring the precise attainment of set limits, tolerances, or standards
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of mechanical aptitude

Physical Requirements:

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

Integrated DNA Technologies is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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