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Danaher Corporation Research Scientist III in Coralville, Iowa

Purpose statement: The Research Scientist III will independently perform bench scientific experimentation that advances the basic science of genome editing and assist with the development and characterization of new IDT products.

Essential Functions:

  • Executes bench experiments using a variety of molecular biology, cell biology, biochemical and general laboratory techniques or create/modify or engage in analytical data pipeline generation and operation of the software.

  • Conducts experimentation in genome editing technologies, including mammalian cell culturing, PCR, DNA quantification, and next-generation sequencing.

  • Analyzes, summarizes and communicates experimental results/scientific data.

  • Operates and maintains laboratory equipment.

  • Maintains accurate and detailed records of experimental work.

  • Participates in the maintenance of laboratory cleanliness and equipment; including but not limited to washing and storage of glass/plastic ware and autoclaving non-hazardous biological waste.

  • Acts as an aid to other Research Scientist in the execution of scientific experiments.

  • Prepares laboratory reagents for use.

  • Demonstrates behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Genetics, Chemistry or a related life sciences field required.

  • PhD in Biology, Genetics, Chemistry or a related life sciences field preferred.

Professional Experience:

  • Previous relevant lab experience in molecular biology, biology, biochemistry, chemistry or other scientific discipline preferred.

  • Previous lab experience in genome editing preferred.

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

  • Familiarity with mammalian cell culture preferred.

  • Familiarity with NGS preferred.

Other Job Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Ability to multitask and maintain several projects at one time.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to communicate with peers and all levels of management.

Physical Requirements:

Exert up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 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.

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