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Staff Scientist
Company: Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT)
Location: Coralville, IA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 09/22/2022
Expire Date: 10/22/2022
Job Categories: Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Insurance, Manufacturing and Production, Other / General, Science, Research & Development, Medical, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Staff Scientist

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, were pioneering the future of science and medicine, developing products that enable researchers in the fight to save lives.

Job Title: Staff Scientist

Location: Coralville, IA

Purpose Statement:

The Enzyme Development team is seeking a talented Staff Scientist with expertise in protein biochemistry to develop enzymes used in: Genome Editing, Gene Expression, Genotyping, Next Generation Sequencing and Synthetic Biology. This position is a hands-on, laboratory-based position in Coralville, Iowa.

The candidate will work alongside other team members to characterize purified proteins by measuring kinetic parameters such as enzyme activities and binding affinities using UV-VIS absorbance, fluorescence, chemiluminescence, circular dichroism, binding assays, and coupled enzymatic assays in vitro. The position requires maintaining detailed records of work, creation of formal documents and presentations, participation in the technology transfer process to IDTs commercial production group.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to support and develop early research projects as well as be part of a dynamic and innovative team where they will contribute their knowledge and technical skills to the growth of IDTs new product development pipeline. The candidate will be responsible for cloning, sequencing, optimizing upstream and downstream bioprocessing and final characterization of protein products. The successful candidate will have prior exposure and or experience with: protein expression, operation of AKTA FPLC chromatography systems, various resins (affinity, IEX, HIC, mix-mode, SEC), tangential flow filtration, analytical HPLC, LC-MS spectral analysis, assay development, and enzyme kinetics.


  • Execute bench experiments using variety of molecular biology, cell biology, biochemical, biophysical, and general laboratory techniques to innovate protein-based Genomics products offered by IDT. Primary duties will include bacterial fermentation and collection, protein purification, quantification, and detection of unwanted biological activity. Additional technology exposure will include growing cells in culture, nucleic acid isolation, qPCR, PCR, DNA quantification, DNA and RNA sequencing using next-generation sequencing.

  • Conduct experimentation in support of optimization of analytical methods to characterize protein products which include, but not limited to: pre-steady-state enzymatic activities, binding affinities, quantification of various host cell proteins and gDNA.

  • Drafts work outline, reviews with supervisor and executes experiments under minimal oversight. Analyze, summarize, and communicate experimental results to team members.

  • Collaborates with multidisciplinary teams to bring projects to a successful conclusion while ensuring timelines are met.

  • Engage in behaviors that mirror Danaher Core Behaviors of: apply insights, instill trust, deliver results and wins as a team.


  • Bachelors degree (in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, or a related life sciences field) with ten or more years relevant lab experience required

  • Masters degree (in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, or a related life sciences field) with eight or more years relevant lab experience preferred

  • Ph.D. degree (in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, or a related life sciences field) with five or more years relevant lab experience preferred

Professional Experience:

  • Experience characterizing proteins
  • Experience with upstream and downstream bioprocessing
  • Experience in developing enzymatic assays
  • Familiarity with scientific statistical methods

Other Job Qualifications:

  • Energetic, self-motivated, goal-orientated, and result-driven self-starter.

  • Experience with technology transfer from R&D to commercial manufacturing

  • Experience leading complex projects and acting as a technical expert within a multi-member cross-functional team

Physical Requirements:

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

What We Offer:

  • 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, youll also be joining Danahers global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, youll 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.

The EEO posters are available here.

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@danaher.com to request accommodation.

If youve ever wondered whats within you, theres no better time to find out.

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