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Danaher Corporation Lab Operations Specialist in Sunnyvale, California

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 and development.

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. Learn about the Danaher Business System which makes everything possible.

The Lab Operations Specialist is responsible for supporting all the Biochip Laboratories which include Engineering and Research & Development (R&D). The Lab Operations Specialist will have responsibilities such as, facilitating processes that will support keeping all laboratories tidy, clean, organized, ensuring that equipment and instruments work properly, and lab supplies are available in the stockroom and labs. This position will work closely with the Lab & Safety Manager with various laboratory tasks and projects.

You will set the tone for a collaborative environment that values equity of voice, inclusive behaviors and trusting teams.

This position is part of the Biochip R&D Team and will be located in Sunnyvale.

We value an approachable and credible communication style and we’re proud of our efforts to keep all levels of the organization informed, engaged, and motivated. Intellectual honesty and agility, with the ability to pivot based on shifting priorities and balance multiple projects seamlessly in a fast-paced environment, are key.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Perform regular inspections of freezers and coordinate with Facilities Team to defrost the freezers as needed and support emergency transfers when units fail.

  • Provide support during the expansion and remodeling projects of the labs and provide training and technical assistance for all R&D new hires that require lab access.

  • Work effectively within the team and department through collaboration and teamwork to complete assigned tasks.

  • Serve as point of contact with Technical Support and IT to resolve software/hardware issues for computers and instruments used in the labs.

  • Collaborate with Lab and Safety Manager to maintain the calibration schedule of the GeneXpert systems/lab equipment and resolve any errors observed.

    The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Chemistry, Clinical Lab Sciences or another laboratory-based credential.

  • Minimum 2+ years laboratory experience in a BSL-2 laboratory.

  • Ability to work in a BSL-2 laboratory environment which requires Hepatitis B vaccination. If you are not vaccinated, Cepheid will provide authorization to receive the vaccination series at no expense.

  • Able to work in an office environment and laboratory environment.

  • Must be a self-starter with strong focus on quality, attention to detail and delivering results.

    It would be a plus if you also possess previous experience in:

  • Experience in a CAP/ CLIA/ GMP/ ISO regulated laboratory environment.

  • Competent in handling multiple tasks & prioritizing based on business impact.

Cepheid, a Danaher operating 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 contribute to life beyond the job. Check out our benefits at danaherbenefitsinfo.com.

The salary range OR the hourly range for this role is $90K to 108K. This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.

This job is also eligible for bonus/incentive pay.

We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.

Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company’s sole discretion, consistent with the law.

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 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 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