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Technician II (Synthesis)

  • Job reference: 934751
  • Location: Coralville, Iowa
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Life Sciences, Quality, Compliance, Regulatory Affairs
  • Date posted: 30/03/2021

Technician II (Synthesis) - 934751

Shifts: 3 Day (Fri/Sat/Sun) Weekend Days - 4 Day (Mon-Thurs) Overnight - 4 Day (Mon-Thurs) Days

The Technician (Synthesis) synthesizes custom oligonucleotides according to the customer's order. This generally includes synthesis, cleavage, deprotection and QC sampling of the products being made.

Job Specific Essential Functions:

  • Synthesizes oligos on various synthesizer platforms
  • Cleaves and deprotects oligos utilizing appropriate methods
  • Quantifies and samples oligos for quality control tests
  • Attaches modifications utilizing various techniques
  • Adheres to safety regulations, lab SOPs, and contamination controls
  • Uses lab equipment including limited maintenance and troubleshooting activities
  • Uses custom software packages to complete tasks and create final product
  • Assesses QC data accurately and makes pass/fail decisions for oligos
  • Handles expensive oligos and reagents
  • Keeps thorough records of specialized processes in the oligo process history
  • Follows documented custom instructions, when applicable
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Position Specific Essential Functions:

  • Prepares oligos for final shipment to customer or for further processing in other departments
  • Uses aids and SOPs to make production path decisions
  • Additional essential functions may differ by department/group


Education:

  • Associate's (2 year) degree or comparable combination of education and experience required.
  • Bachelor's (4 year) degree preferred. Science related field preferred.


Experience:

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


Other Job Qualifications:

  • Ability to prioritize and organize workload to efficiently accomplish departmental goals
  • Ability to manage time and works independently
  • Ability to communicate with peers and all levels of management
  • Uses aids and SOPs to make decisions about the proper production path per product
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a team environment, remaining attentive to ideas, recognizing responsibilities, and actively participating with others to accomplish assignments and achieve desired goals.
  • 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 20-50lbs. of force occasionally and/or 10-15 lbs up to a minimal amount of force frequently
  • Constant (67%-100% of work day) Reaching;Standing;Walking;Lifting;Using Fingers/Grasping/Feeling; Hearing;Pushing/Pulling
  • Frequent (33%-66% of work day) Sitting;Repetitive Motion; Bending;Climbing: stairs, stools, ramps, ladders.
  • Occasional (33% or less of work day)Talking; Visual Acuity

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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