Technical Writer in Sunnyvale, California at Cepheid

Date Posted: 11/8/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Job ID: CEP004717

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


    Technical Writing

    • Creates or edits Package Inserts for Cepheid’s assay products.
    • Creates or edits user and service manuals for Cepheid’s system products.
    • Interprets and analyzes content for grammatical consistency to Cepheid’s style guides and ensures that all documents meet the style guide requirements.
    • Responds to project scope and/or timeline changes.
    • Initiates and follows up on document reviews with subject matter experts.
    • Oversees translations and formats final translations from our third party translation supplier.
    • Completes final inspection and release procedures for all documents.
    • Creates and updates training materials that Field Application Specialists use to train customers and training documents that are provided to the customers.


    • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time
    • For people managers, ensure your associates attend and complete all required trainings satisfactorily and on time.

Job Requirements



    Education or Experience (in years): 

    • Bachelor's degree in field with 5+ years of related work experience OR
      Master's degree in field with 3+ years of related work experience OR
      Doctoral degree in field with 0-2 years of related work experience

    Knowledge and skills: 

    • Working knowledge of creating XML content in a CMS.
    • Working knowledge of Adobe FrameMaker, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint.
    • Working knowledge of Adobe InDesign a plus
    • General knowledge of English grammar, punctuation and overall writing skills.
    • Must have good verbal communication skills for working on teams.


    • Preference given to candidates with medical equipment writing experience, complex hardware operation and service procedure experience or scientific writing experience.
    • Preference given to candidates with Vasont CMS experience.
    • Preference given to candidates with web development and XML coding skills.

    Physical requirements/abilities: 

    • Must be able to sit for several hours. Work may involve repetitive arm/wrist motions.

Danaher Corporation Overview

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.
At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders. Come join our winning team.
Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.