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Scientist I

Company: Cepheid
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: January 16, 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 Incoming Inspection Manager is responsible to lead a team that will be performing inspection and testing activities of incoming materials, subassemblies, and finished products in accordance with company procedures to determine product acceptance from Cepheid's suppliers.The Scientist I in the Oncology R&D group is primarily a bench level job focusing on real time PCR assay and product development in an FDA-QSR and ISO13485 compliant organization. The ideal candidate will have experience in general molecular biology methods such as nucleic acid extraction and real-time PCR. This candidate will assist in the development of novel assays for identifying and characterizing cancer from various tissues or bodily fluids. This 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, creating and validating test methods, system integration, capable of hands-on work at the bench as well as guiding others to meeting timelines successfully. In addition to technical qualifications, the ideal candidate will be highly goal-oriented, inquisitive, organized, and be able to thrive in an atmosphere of shifting demands and priorities. The candidate should possess excellent oral and written communication skills. The ability to solve complex problems and work in a cross-functional team-based environment is a requirement.Essential Responsibilities

  • Designs and executes test plans based on design input requirements that are well documented in reports with little to no guidance or direction.--
  • Performs analytical verification studies to demonstrate GeneXpert assay performance based on design input requirements.
  • Performs real-time PCR optimization experiments using DOE (Design of Experiments).
  • Establishes product specifications for manufacturing and product claims.
  • Follows product development lifecycle process and design control.Requirements
    • PhD with 0-2 years of experience, MS with 2-4 years of experience or BS with 5+ years of experience in relevant field - e.g. Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Biology, Genetics or related field.
    • Experience with real time PCR or RT-PCR optimization
    • Demonstrated ability to create and validate test methods and set specifications.
    • Knowledge in handling clinical samples and ability to work in a BSL-2 environment. Knowledge of biological and chemical safety.
    • Experience with product development/design control (Technical Feasibility and Design & Development phases, phase gate exits).It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:
      • Product DevelopmentCepheid, 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 danaherbenefitsinfo.com.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 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.

        The EEO posters are available here.

        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 applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.

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

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