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Integrated DNA Technologies (IDT)

Senior Staff Scientist - NGS R&D

Post Date:Sep 23, 2022Type:Full-Time
Start Date:9/23/2022Salary:
Location:US-CA-Redwood City Job Reference:AR05-12940_R1177325

Job 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.

The Senior Staff Scientist is responsible for leading a team of scientists to develop IDT’s NGS sample preparation technologies to support customers looking for customizable NGS solutions. The R&D lead will bring their extensive scientific knowledge to guide cross-functional project teams.

This position is part of the R&D NGS Product Development Team in Redwood City, California. The Senior Staff Scientist will empower their research group to move R&D strategy to action, following the Danaher Core Behaviors to Deliver Results and Win as a Team.

In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Mentor and develop a team of research scientists

  • Lead in a global environment by collaborating effectively with other functional teams

  • Define the technical foundations of future NGS products in IDT’s portfolio

  • Develop and launch NGS products that help customers further their research

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Lead scientific projects exploring NGS assay applications and new product development.

  • Provide expertise in Illumina NGS library preparation methods and hybridization capture target enrichment.

  • BS, MS, or PhD in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, or Physics with 15+, 12+, or 10+ years of relevant experience, respectively

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

  • Product development in industry setting

  • NGS applications in oncology research and/or experience with non-Illumina sequencing platforms

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 80,000 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 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 [Click Here to Email Your Resumé] to request accommodation.

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

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