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Danaher Corporation Synthesis Technician II - Main Production in Coralville, Iowa

Integrated DNA Technologies (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 one of 10 Life Sciences companies of Danaher. Together, we accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of solutions that safeguard and improve human health.

This position is part of the Main Production department located in Coralville, IA, and will be on-site. At IDT, we are one global team. We celebrate our differences, engage in healthy debate, and are inclusive. Together, we accomplish great things.

Shift: Fr – Su – 7:00PM – 7:00 AM

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Synthesize oligonucleotides (oligos) on various synthesizer platforms, cleave and deprotect oligos, quantify and sample oligos for quality control (QC) tests.

  • Attach modifications utilizing various techniques.

  • Use custom software packages to complete tasks and create final products.

  • Assess QC data accurately and make pass/fail decisions for oligos.

  • Keep thorough records of specialized processes in the oligo process history.

  • Prepare oligos for final shipment to customer or for further processing in other departments.

  • Perform decontamination on liquid handling instruments.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • US-High School diploma or GED with experience required. Associate or bachelor’s degree in a science related field preferred.

  • 12 months lab experience required with minimum education criteria.

  • Excellent computer skills with the ability to accurately use SOPs/aids in safety minded production of oligos.

It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Performing 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.

  • Performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another without loss of efficiency or composure.

At Danaher we bring together science, technology and operational capabilities to accelerate the real-life impact of tomorrow’s science and technology. We partner with customers across the globe to help them solve their most complex challenges, architecting solutions that bring the power of science to life. Our global teams are pioneering what’s next across Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology and beyond. For more information, visit

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.

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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 to request accommodation.