Scientist, Product Transfer
Posted on: November 22, 2021
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
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.
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The Scientist, Product Transfer role represents
Manufacturing/Operations in cross-functional new product
development (NPD) instruments/software/assay core teams. This
person will be the technical partner to NPD teams throughout the
life cycle of new products in ensuring compatibility with Cepheid
manufacturing. Daily interaction and heavy engagement with R&D,
Manufacturing, Quality, Supply Chain, and other functions within
Cepheid is expected.
This position is part of the Manufacturing Science team and will be
located in Sunnyvale, CA.
In this role, you will have the opportunity to:
Actively participate in NPD core teams as a manufacturing
representative to ensure compatibility with current and future
manufacturing processes and capabilities.
Partner with R&D/Engineering/Software teams to assess and
design for compatibility with Cepheid manufacturing throughout the
life cycle of new products.
Lead, coordinate, or participate in operations-related activities
required for the transfer/sustainment of NPD assays, and/or
platforms into manufacturing. These activities include: Production
Test method validation
SAP extension and costing
Development and maintenance of production documentation including
procedures, worksheets, and bills of materials.
Use in-depth knowledge of manufacturing, assay, software, and/or
instrumentation to troubleshoot assay design challenges encountered
during assay development, clinical validation, manufacturing
validation, and/or post-launch.
As appropriate, serve as a technical liaison for other departments
with regards to new product introduction activities, including, but
not limited to, bill of materials, control material, reagent
formulation, and product or consumables testing.
The essential requirements of the job include:
Bachelor's degree in related field with 5+ years of related work
experience, OR Master's degree in related field with 3+ years of
related work experience, OR Doctoral degree in related field with
0-2 years of related work experience.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills. Must be detailed
Experience with qPCR.
Proficiency in Excel, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint.
Excellent documentation, writing, communication, and organizational
It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:
Hands-on experience in Operations functions, including a solid
understanding of batch records, bills of materials, logistics and
inventory parameters, costing parameters, document management
systems, ERP systems, etc.
Experience with Molecular Diagnostic Assays
Experience working within an ISO 13485 / ISO 9001 regulated
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
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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.
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