Senior Staff Scientist
Company: Integrated DNA Technologies Inc
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: October 13, 2021
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.
Job Title: Senior Staff Scientist
Location: Redwood City, CA
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 and CRISPR
etc. This position leads customer support activity and scientific
collaboration with external key opinion leaders as well.
Supervises and directs staff which would include employee
hiring, training, evaluations and discipline.
Applies extensive scientific knowledge across multiple
disciplines with broad laboratory skills to execute complex bench
experiments using variety of molecular biology, cell biology,
biochemical and general laboratory techniques as directed.
Manages complex projects; develops and implements new strategies
or novel solutions.
Analyzes raw data, organizes and reports results; plans next
steps and directs/manages implementation.
Develops creative solutions for complex problems, drawing on
extensive knowledge of science and bench 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
Presents experimental results, data analysis or prior art
evaluations at group and higher level corporate meetings as
Prepares assessments of new technologies for review by higher
management, assists with guiding the direction of research
activities and new product development.
Directs preparation of technical reports or user manuals for
Files invention disclosures and writes patent applications and
manuscripts for publication.
Provides, on 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.
Assists with general scientific and specific new product
training for other IDT groups.
Introduces new techniques into the research group which have not
previously been used at IDT.
Represents IDT at scientific conference and trade shows,
prepares and presents scientific posters and/or podium
Prepares for interaction with top level executive management
including presenting data or analyses of scientific materials
Assists IDT sales reps with field visits to key customers as
Uses radioactive materials and autoradiography, on occasion,
during the course of experimental work.
Demonstrates and upholds behavior consistent with the Integrated
DNA Technologies Core Values and delivers the Integrated DNA
Technologies experience to customers and other business
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree (in Biology, Genetics, Chemistry or a related
life sciences field) with fifteen or more years relevant lab
Master’s degree (in Biology, Genetics, Chemistry or a related
life sciences field) with twelve or more years relevant lab
PhD degree (in Biology, Genetics, Chemistry or a related life
sciences field) with ten or more years relevant lab experience
Proficiency in a variety of PC software programs with strong
working knowledge of Microsoft Office required.
Familiarity with DNA analysis/bioinformatics applications
Previous experience with public speaking required.
Strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals
Previous experience with writing and prosecuting patent
Extensive knowledge of IDT products and product lines
Other Job Qualifications:
Ability to train others in basic laboratory techniques and
Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
Ability to multitask and maintain several projects at one
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to communicate with peers and all levels of
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
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
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.
Exert up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs.
of force frequently
Frequent (34-66% of work day)
Reaching: extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any
Sitting: to assume a position in which the weight is
largely supported by the buttocks, usually with the body vertical
and the thighs horizontal.
Using Fingers/Grasping/Feeling: writing or otherwise
working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or
arm as in handling. Applying pressure to an object with the fingers
or palm and perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape,
temperature or texture by touch.
Repetitive Motion: substantial movements (motion) of the
wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
Occasional (33% or less of work day)
Standing: maintaining an upright position.
Walking: moving about on foot to accomplish tasks.
Lifting: raising objects from a lower to a higher
position or moving objects horizontally from position to
Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the
spoken work- those activities in which they must convey detailed or
important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly,
Hearing: perceiving the nature of sounds at normal range;
ability to receive detailed information through oral communication,
and to make fine discriminations in sound, such as when
auscultating and percussing.
Bending: bending body downward and forward by bending
spine at the waist and/or bending leg; bending legs at knee to come
to rest or kneel.
Pushing/Pulling: using upper extremities to press against
something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or
outward/using upper extremities to exert force in order to drag,
haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
Climbing: stairs, stools, ramps, ladders.
Work requires close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision,
depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Ability to read pertinent printed material and distinguish
Ability to accurately read measurements on equipment.
Ability to prepare and read written documentation; use of
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
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
When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global
organization, where 69,000 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
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shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a
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