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Temporary Scientific Communications Intern

at Integrated DNA Technologies in Coralville, IA

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The Scientific Communications Intern supports the Scientific Communications team in order to provide high quality scientific, technical, and marketing material to our global customer base in a timely manner. The Intern will gain valuable experience and understanding within the industry.
Reviews online and print marketing copy for accuracy, correct trademark use, grammar and consistency with brand
Reviews online and print technical documents for accuracy, correct trademark use, grammar and consistency with brand
Reviews external presentations (i.e. posters and PowerPoints) for accuracy, correct trademark use, grammar, professionalism and consistency with brand
Writes product introduction articles for online newsletter
Writes and reviews non-technical blogs
Rewrites/updates technical reports and bulletins that have been reviewed by scientific staff
Uploads articles and other content to content management system (Sitefinity)
Participates in audit of online content
Participates in organization of online content – tagging, filtering and sorting
Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree (English or Science related field) with at least 2 years complete required
Professional Experience:
Strong written skills required
Previous writing and editing experience preferred
Proficiency in formatting Microsoft Word and PowerPoint and PDF files required
Previous experience with content management systems or web publishing software preferred
Other Job Qualifications
Skill to review and edit written materials.
Ability to acquire and apply new knowledge or skills for work.
Ability to work efficiently with accuracy and attention to detail
Ability to listen effectively and apply provided direction to a variety of formats
Ability to adapt to changing priorities, work environments, management styles, and business trends.
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.
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
Constant (67%-100% of work day)
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.
Frequent (34-66% of work day)
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, or quickly.
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.
Occasional (33% or less of work day)
Reaching: extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
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 position.
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.
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 prepare and read written documentation; use of computer.
Integrated DNA Technologies is an equal employment and affirmative action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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