Hardware Engineering R&D Intern in Sunnyvale, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 11/8/2019

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Job Description

Job ID: CEP004596

About Us

At Cepheid, 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. Come join our vision for a better way and help make life better for us all! For more details, visit us at www.cepheid.com or follow us on Twitter (@CepheidNews).


About Cepheid:

  • Over a decade ago, Cepheid set the standard for innovation in automated molecular diagnostics with our first GeneXpert system.We have never looked back.Our product is the most versatile molecular diagnostic solution on the market.Not only are our Xpert tests among the most accurate, they are also fast and easy.So easy, that anyone, in almost any setting, can benefit from our test results.

Our mission is to deliver a better way to improve patient outcomes by enabling access to molecular diagnostic testing everywhere.Whether testing for tuberculosis in a mobile clinic in Botswana, for CT/NG in an OB/GYN practice in Madrid, or for a broad range of healthcare associated infections (HAI) in a hospital lab in New York City, Cepheid is positively impacting the quality of patient care and saving lives every day.

About the College Recruiting Program:

  • Our internship opportunities are the gateway for your entry into the exciting world of molecular diagnostics by enabling you to put your academic training and passion to work for a global company whose products impact healthcare every day.

About the Department:

  • Our Hardware R&D Department is bringing the next generation of molecular diagnostics platforms to life by integrating cutting-edge technologies into innovative products that enable robust molecular testing everywhere.

Job Summary:

  • During this internship, you will have an opportunity to actively contribute to a fast-paced, hands-on team of mechanical, electrical, optical, and instrumentation engineers as we design, test, and implement new hardware designs and technologies.You will:
    • Perform bench-level testing and experimentation to quantify performance of next-generation instrumentation/robotic subsystems
    • Design experiments to validate and/or verify hardware function
    • Design and conduct experiments in Engineering, Manufacturing, and Molecular Biology labs
    • Perform data analysis and present results

Job Location:

  • Sunnyvale, CA

Job Requirements


Minimum Requirements:

  • Currently majoring in a physical science such as physics, chemistry, etc. or in an engineering field
  • Junior or Senior level student preferred
  • Experience with soldering, machining, or other hands-on fabrication skills a plus
  • Knowledge of lab safety procedures
  • Please note:all employees who work in the bio labs are required to be vaccinated for Hepatitis B.Interns will need to show proof that they’ve already been vaccinated OR, if they are not vaccinated but are willing to be, Cepheid will schedule the vaccination with our occupational health clinic before the intern goes into the lab.

Danaher Corporation Overview

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