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Senior Staff Scientist

Company: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society's Career Center

Description

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

Senior Staff Scientist

Employment Status: Exempt

Job Profile: P3 - Research

Location: Redwood City, CA

Purpose statement:

The Senior Staff Scientist conducts bench scientific experimentation that advances the basic science of nucleic acids and nucleic acid biochemistry and leads with development and characterization of major genomics products in NGS, qPCR, etc. This position may involve customer support activity and scientific collaboration with external key opinion leaders as well.

Essential Functions:
  • Applies extensive scientific knowledge with broad laboratory skills to execute complex bench experiments using variety of molecular biology, cell biology, biochemical and general laboratory techniques as directed.
  • Develops experimental plan, independently, to move projects forward.
  • Supervises and directs staff which would include employee hiring, training, evaluations and discipline.
  • Knowledgeable and experienced with multiple types of Illumina library preparation methods (required)
  • Knowledgeable and experienced with product development (required)
  • Knowledgeable and experienced with enzymatic modification of DNA and RNA (required)
  • Knowledgeable and experienced with characterization of DNA and RNA (required)
  • Troubleshoot and develop assays on Illumina NGS platforms.
  • Apply quantitative thinking on common wet-lab as well as NGS results.
  • Troubleshoot and develop assays with PCR, qPCR, and RT-PCR.
  • Apply broad range of DNA and RNA quantification methods.
  • Analyzes raw data, organizes results and plans the next steps and implements.
  • Develops creative solutions for complex problems, drawing on extensive knowledge of science and bench laboratory experience.
  • Utilizes mathematical, graphical, imaging, nucleic acid analysis and other software aids as needed.
  • Operates and maintains laboratory equipment.
  • Maintains accurate and detailed records of experimental work.
  • Presents experimental results, data analysis, or prior art evaluations at group meetings as directed.
  • Assists in filing invention disclosures, writing patent applications and manuscripts for publication.
  • Provides, on a routine basis, scientific support for other IDT departments; assists customer service/technical support with direct customer interaction and helps manage or lead external collaborative research projects as directed.
  • Introduces new techniques into the research group which have not previously been used at IDT. Participates new technology assessment.
  • Represents IDT at scientific conference and trade shows, prepare and present scientific posters and/or podium presentations.
  • Supervises and directs staff which would include employee hiring, training, evaluations and discipline.
  • Demonstrates and upholds behavior consistent with the Integrated DNA Technologies Core Values and delivers the Integrated DNA Technologies experience to customers and other business associates.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education:
  • Bachelor's degree (in Biology, Genetics, Chemistry or a related life sciences field) with fifteen or more years relevant lab experience required
  • Master's degree (in Biology, Genetics, Chemistry or a related life sciences field) with twelve or more years relevant lab experience preferred
  • PhD degree (in Biology, Genetics, Chemistry or a related life sciences field) with ten or more years relevant lab experience preferred


Professional Experience:
  • Proficiency in a variety of PC software programs with strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office required.
  • Familiarity with DNA analysis/bioinformatics applications required.
  • Previous experience with public speaking required.
  • Strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals preferred.
  • Previous experience with writing and prosecuting patent applications preferred.
  • Extensive knowledge of IDT products and product lines preferred.


Other Job Qualifications:
  • Ability to train others in basic laboratory techniques and equipment operation.
  • 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.
  • Expert in a field or specific area of science/biotechnology relevant to IDT research and product development. Recognized for expertise within said field throughout the company as the "go to" person.
  • 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 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.

When you join us, you'll also be joining Danaher's global organization, where 68,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you'll 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 is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we'll empower you to push the boundaries of what's possible.

If you've ever wondered what's within you, there's no better time to find out.

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 .

Job Information

  • Job ID: 56608325
  • Location:
    Redwood City, California, United States

PO Box 13975 3200 Chapel Hill Nelson Blvd., Suite 300 Research Triangle Park, North Carolina 27709 (800) 243-6534 or (919) 549-4691

Keywords: Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, Redwood City , Senior Staff Scientist, Other , Redwood City, California

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