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Danaher Corporation Lab Assistant in Coralville, Iowa

Lab Assistant

Reports to: Assistant Manager of Core HPLC

Employment Status: Non-Exempt

Location: Coralville

Division: Manufacturing Operations

Department: Purifications

Group: HPLC Core

Shift: Monday - Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Purpose statement:

The Lab Assistant performs preparatory work and general laboratory upkeep to aid in the production of oligonucleotides.

Job Specific Essential Functions:

  • Performs lab cleaning, includes but is not limited to: surface decontamination, equipment decontamination, washing glassware.

  • Stores and organizes lab equipment in the proper manner.

  • Prepares tubes, plates and other lab ware for use as necessary

  • Maintains electronic records of tasks performed

  • Performs administrative tasks

  • Complies with the requirements for an ISO 9001 and ISSO 14001 environment.

  • Performs necessary safety, emergency, and cleaning procedures.

  • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Position Specific Essential Functions:

  • Prepares columns and tubes and pours gels for the purification process.

  • Crushes glass when necessary

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

  • Performs tasks outlined by the Maintenance Connection schedule within the given time period

Education:

  • High School diploma or equivalent required

Experience:

  • Proficiency in a variety of PC software programs with strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office required

  • Previous laboratory and chemical handling experience preferred

Other Job Qualifications

  • Manages time to achieve the best productivity possible

  • Ability to measure and handle materials in safe and accurate manner

  • Ability to maintain accuracy with attention to detail

  • Ability to use aids and work instructions effectively to perform job functions

  • 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

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

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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