Technician II (Formulation – GMP)

Employment Status: Non-Exempt

Location: Coralville

Division: Manufacturing Operations

Department: GMP Manufacturing

Group: GMP Formulations

Shift: 5 Day Overnight – Mon-Fri 11P – 8A

Purpose statement:

The Technician II (Formulation – GMP) formulates custom oligonucleotides according to the customer’s specifications. This generally includes quantification, final packaging, and QC sampling of the products being made.

Essential Functions:

+ Follows custom instructions outlined by Oligo Master Records or Manager Approved Process Flows

+ Keeps thorough records of specialized processes in the oligo process history

+ Organizes and handles customer owned materials as well as non-standard reagent formulations

+ Handles expensive oligos and reagents

+ Prepares standard and custom shipping paperwork and labels

+ Uses automated and manual lab equipment accurately; including limited maintenance and troubleshooting activities

+ Uses custom software packages to complete tasks and create final product

+ Utilizes stoichiometry to convert measurement units and creates custom solutions

+ Translates order requirements into a process to formulate oligos to the customer’s specifications

+ Quantifies and samples oligos for quality control tests

+ Assesses QC data accurately and makes pass/fail decisions for oligos

+ Maintains daily ship deadlines for all products

+ Maximizes automation for all processes

+ Incorporates new products and processes continuously

+ Adheres to safety regulations, lab SOPs, and contamination controls

+ 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 a variety of PC software programs with strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office (and an emphasis on Excel) required

Required Skills:

+ Skill of accurately delivering proper volumes when hand pipetting required

Other Job Qualifications

+ Strong attention to detail

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

+ Ability to prioritize and organize workload to efficiently accomplish departmental goals

+ Ability to work in a team environment, remaining attentive to ideas, recognizing responsibilities, and actively participating with others to accomplish assignments and achieve desired goals.

+ Ability to manage time and works independently

+ Ability to communicate with peers and all levels of management

Physical Requirements:

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

What do we offer?

+ Competitive compensation

+ Shift Differentials, depending on the shift you work

+ 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

+ An Eclectic Culture

Are you ready to join an innovative, fast-paced, new team? Apply Now!

Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT) conducts drug screens and background checks on applicants who accept employment offers.

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law. The “EEO is the Law” poster is available here.

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