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Danaher Corporation Bioinformatics Intern in Coralville, Iowa

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: Bioinformatics Intern

Location: Coralville, IA

Shift: Days (3 month internship)

Purpose statement:

The Bioinformatics Intern will gain experience working with an Industry Bioinformatics Team and will support our NGS and CRISPR product development efforts. Bioinformatics projects span the areas of sophisticated data analysis, utility creation and software tool development for internal use.

Essential Functions:

  • Analyzes and interprets scientific data

  • Communicates results with both the Bioinformatics and wet-bench scientific teams

  • Creates software utilities or tools using one or more programming languages

  • Attends meetings in person in Coralville, IA

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Associates degree in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, or related field required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, or related field preferred

Professional Experience:

  • Prior job experience required

Other Job Qualifications

  • Strong background in biological systems, and/ or biochemistry

  • Ability to analyze data using publicly available and internally developed tools

  • Ability to run appropriate statistical analyses and report results

  • Bash, python, R, or related programming language

  • Write programmatic utilities to assist in data analysis

  • 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.

Physical Requirements:

  • Exert up to 10 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to a minimal amount frequently

Visual Acuity:

  • Work requires close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

  • Ability to read pertinent printed material and distinguish colors.

  • Ability to accurately read measurements on equipment.

  • Ability to prepare and read written documentation; use of computer.

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 ( .