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Staff Scientist

Company: Cepheid
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: January 9, 2022

Job Description:

At Cepheid, we are passionate about improving health care through fast, accurate diagnostic testing. Our mission drives us, every moment of every day, as we develop scalable, groundbreaking solutions to solve the world s most complex health challenges. Our associates are involved in every stage of molecular diagnostics, from ideation to development and delivery of testing advancements that improve patient outcomes across a range of settings. As a member of our team, you can make an immediate, measurable impact on a global scale, within an environment that fosters career growth and development.Cepheid is proud to work alongside a community of six fellow Danaher Diagnostics companies. Together, we re working at the pace of change on diagnostic tools that address the world s biggest health challenges, driven by knowing that behind every test there is a patient waiting. Learn about the Danaher Business System which makes everything possible.The Staff Scientist 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. 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 .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 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.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 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: antibody, bacteria, biopharmaceutical, clinical, immuno oncology, pharmaceutical, physiologist, protein, transfection, vaccine

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