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Product Transfer Associate Scientist in Sunnyvale, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 12/1/2018

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Job ID: CEP002233

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 or follow us on Twitter (@CepheidNews).


  • Job Description Summary
    Combine knowledge of basic molecular biology with a technical understanding of Cepheid systems to play a key role within the Product Transfer Sustain and Support group. Support Manufacturing, Quality, Regulatory and Materials Planning/Logistics departments in assuring the continued production of cost-effective quality products.  Identify and implement streamlined and improved processes in production.
  • Job Description


    • Leads projects of medium complexity to assure the continued production of cost-effective quality products and streamline processes
    • Successfully implements International Market Expansion products and post launch product improvements in production, including improvement and validation of test methods, training of personnel, and implementation of all supporting documentation (BOMs, SOPs, worksheets, Design History, etc.)
    • Drives, designs and performs experiments in support of validation/qualification activities and process improvement projects, under the general guidance of more senior staff or core team
    • Performs testing of biological/chemical assays, as needed, to support ongoing Product Transfer activities and goals. Analyzes data and participates in root cause analysis and design of solutions. Writes reports compliant with FDA regulations

Job Requirements



    Education or Experience: 

    • BS with 4+ years of experience or MS in Life Sciences or a related discipline with 2+ years of relevant professional experience.

    Knowledge and skills: 

    • Proficiency in Molecular Biology Techniques, mathematics and formulas used for chemical calculations
    • Proficient level with scientific functions in Microsoft Excel, and high agility in all other basic MS Office software. Proficient in the management/sorting/filtering/manipulation of large amounts of data in Excel spreadsheets
    • Excellent organizational and communication skills
    • Ability to successfully interact with multiple departments. Demonstrate strong ethics and teamwork
    • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously, with tight timelines, and progress independently in a timely manner

    Physical requirements/abilities: 

    • Ability to work in an office, laboratory and production environment


    • 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.
    • Practical understanding and use of statistical techniques for data analysis
    • Experience with Real-Time PCR and Molecular Diagnostic Assays

    The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria and general work performed.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills for this 

Danaher Corporation Overview

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