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Danaher Corporation Manufacturing Support Scientist in Lodi, California


  • Perform failure investigations elevated from or impacting the development process and/or clinical evaluation

  • Analyze data to identify trends and areas for investigation

  • Design and execute experiments as part of investigations

  • Use product software and other software tools as part of testing

  • Continuously document progress during investigations and prepare final reports

  • Evaluate and develop potential mitigations and corrective actions

  • Work with cross-functional teams to implement corrective actions

  • Drive systemic investigations and continuous improvement projects to completion

  • Apply rigorous statistics methodology to guide investigations and corrective actions


  • Complete all assigned and required training satisfactorily and on time


Education and Experience (in years):

  • Bachelor’s degree with 2+ years of related work experience OR

  • Master’s degree in field with 0-2 years of related work experience.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Experience with root cause analyses

  • Understanding of PCR

  • Learn through on-the-job training

  • Experience with complex data analysis

  • Statistics experience, including power levels, t-test, variance, and sampling plans

  • Ability to work independently and cross-functionally

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills (oral and written)

  • Excellent writing and documentation skills

  • Experience working in a laboratory

Physical requirements/abilities:

  • Pipetting

  • Sitting or standing at a lab bench

  • Operation of machinery

  • Occasional lifting


  • This role requires the associate is hands-on in the laboratory, including the use of hazardous chemicals and clinical specimens.


  • Understand molecular biology products or molecular diagnostic product utilizing nucleic acid amplification tests including system level relationship between reagents, consumable, and instrument components

  • Experience with real-time multiplex PCR and/or working with and running Cepheid products

  • Experience with design of experiments (DoE)

  • Experience working in a biology lab environment with clinical specimens

  • Experience in clean room or biosafety environment with controlled gowning procedures

  • Experience working in a regulated (ISO-13485) industry

  • Experience with MiniTab analysis software

  • Experience with Agile Product Lifecycle or similar PLM systems

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 (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/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.The EEO posters are available here (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/ofccp/posters) .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 202.419.7762 or applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

Operating Company: Cepheid