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Scientist II

Company: Cepheid
Location: Sunnyvale
Posted on: November 26, 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 Scientist II is responsible for planning, executing, and discussing experiments that drive product development. As a Scientist II, the employee has opportunities to learn Cepheid integrated platforms and technology with the goal of developing infectious disease tests to meet existing and emerging customer needs. This position is part of Cepheid's Infectious Disease R&D and will be located in Sunnyvale, CA. The Infectious Disease R&D Business Unit is comprised of research and development scientists driving New Production Introduction (NPI) that aligns with Cepheid's strategic plan to fortify our leadership position in the Molecular Diagnostic market. In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Design and develop unique PCR based bacterial/viral IVD products
  • Implement verification and validation SOPs and write technical reports
  • Plans experimental details required for execution of assigned work under minimal to moderate oversight, interacts with and assists other members as needed to meet research objectives
  • Effectively manage experiments with shifting priorities and meet due dates
  • Applies knowledge of basic science and employs solid laboratory skills to execute bench experiments The essential requirements of the job include:
    • Bachelor's degree in Molecular biology/Bioinformatics or related field with 2+ years of related work experience -OR Master's degree in Molecular biology/Bioinformatics or related field with 1+ years of related work experience
    • Handling clinical samples and assist in microbiology work on BSL-1 and BSL-2 organisms
    • Maintaining detailed experimental records and present data at technical meetings. It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:
      • Familiarity with GeneXpert platform
      • Experience in IVD assay related with bacterial/viral samples
      • Familiar with statistical analysis methods and software such as Minitab 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 #LI-LH2 When you join us, you'll also be joining Danaher's global organization, where 80,000 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.

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        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.

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Keywords: Cepheid, Sunnyvale , Scientist II, Other , Sunnyvale, California

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