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Senior Scientist I

Company: Cepheid
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: November 18, 2021

Job Description:

Make an immediate impact on a global scale!At Cepheid, leader in molecular diagnostics, we are passionate about improving healthcare through faster, more accurate diagnostic tests. With our GeneXpert System, we ve taken the most sophisticated molecular technology and packaged it into an automated, easy-to-use format that has quickly become the platform of choice worldwide. From the largest laboratories to small physician offices, our game-changing solution delivers critical answers when clinicians and patients need them most. Through strong molecular biology capabilities and ongoing product innovation, we are focused on developing tests for healthcare-associated infections, sexual health, critical infectious disease, virology, and oncology applications.The work we do every day will change patient care around the world! Be inspired knowing you re part of the team helping to diagnose the most challenging diseases. Learn about the which makes everything possible.The Senior Scientist I, Research and Development is responsible for early development of in vitro diagnostic (IVD) assays and/or product development in an FDA-QSR and ISO13485 compliant organization. The successful candidate will be involved in all aspects of assay development including design of nucleic acid isolation methods from different sample types, design of highly multiplexed, real-time PCR and RT-PCR assays. This position is part of the Biotechnology department and will be located in Sunnyvale, CA. At Cepheid, our vision is to be the leading provider of seamlessly connected diagnostic solutions.In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Evaluate and develop new sample preparation procedures and assay prototypes.
  • Design real-time PCR primers and probes, and optimize real-time PCR using Design of Experiments (DOE).
  • Actively participate in experimental design, data analysis using statistical tools such as Microsoft Excel, Minitab or JMP, and data presentation at internal technical meetings.
  • Design and execute verification test plans to demonstrate that products meet design input requirements.
  • Maintain detailed experimental records, and document results in laboratory notebooks and technical reports.The essential requirements of the job include
    • Bachelor s degree with 9+ years of industry experience, preferably in Medical devices of IVD diagnostics, OR Master s degree in field with 7+ years of industry experience, preferably in Medical devices of IVD diagnostics, OR Doctoral degree in field with 3+ years of industry experience, preferably in Medical devices of IVD diagnostics.
    • Experience with IVD diagnostics product development/design control.
    • Flexibility to work independently or as a team, and solve complex problems including optimization of multiplexed real-time PCR assays, development of new assays and/or test methods/procedures.
    • Knowledge in handling clinical samples and ability to work in a BSL-2 environment. Knowledge of biological and chemical safety.
    • Being vaccinated against the Hepatitis B virus, or for unvaccinated candidates, agreeing to be vaccinated.It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:
      • Experience working with microorganisms involved in infectious diseases.Cepheid, a Danaher company, offers a broad array of comprehensive, competitive benefit programs that add value to our lives. Whether it s a health care program or paid time off, our programs contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits at .Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, and results-oriented.Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, and variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance.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 tools and the stability of a tested organization.Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies require all US and Puerto Rico employees to be vaccinated against COVID 19 as a condition of employment, subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.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.The EEO posters are available .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 to request accommodation.If you ve ever wondered what s within you, there s no better time to find out. Associated topics: bacteria, biopharmaceutical, dietary, drug, food scientist, histologist, histotechnologist, medical, nutritionist, virus

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