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Danaher Corporation Manager, Lab & Safety in Sunnyvale, California

The R&D Lab & Safety Manager is responsible for ensuring lab personnel, processes and equipment are compliant for Bio-safety and Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) guidelines provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) and California OSHA. This role will support research and development projects across 7 organizations (Infectious Disease, Oncology, Innovation Technology, Clinical Affairs, Medical & Scientific Affairs and specialized Engineering groups. Cepheid R&D is growing in personnel, product menu and lab space. This role will provide you with an opportunity learn from different technical functions and create optimal workspace in our current and future labs.

This position is part of the R&D Infectious Disease and will be located in Sunnyvale, CA. The R&D Lab Management team is committed to supporting the needs of new product research and development teams by sustaining a safe work environment and by strategizing opportunities for improvement through feedback from associates.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Ensure that all procedures are compliant for bio-safety and include opportunities to improve Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) performance: waste minimization, prevention of pollution and prevention of workplace accidents and injuries.

  • Inspect labs for compliance with regulations and guidelines pertaining to the use, handling and disposal of biohazardous materials.

  • Manage lab layouts, setups and infrastructure maintenance according to the number of active projects and space requirements.

  • Perform 1st level triage on lab technical issues associated with computers, GeneXpert instruments or general lab equipment (debug station setup, swap device/SW versions, troubleshoot data connection issues, analyze reported error logs, etc…)

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • BS with 9+ years of experience, or MS degree with 7+ years of lab management experience at a molecular diagnostics company, public health laboratory or similar institution.

  • 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.

  • Problem-solving/troubleshooting skills that can translate to direct guidance of team. members through complex issues

  • Project tracking tools to support efficient communication though 1-1, team and department presentations.

  • Develop and write bio-safety SOPs.

  • Coordinate and schedule lab equipment maintenance and calibration.

  • Maintain and manage lab stockroom to ensure supplies are appropriately stocked.

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

  • Creating and sustaining a bio-repository lab to support project needs. Clinical specimen types include but are not limited to (blood, urine, stool, sputum, swabs collected from nasal, nasal-pharyngeal, pharyngeal, rectal, vaginal and endocervical)

  • Proficiency with standard Microsoft computer programs.

Cepheid, a Danaher 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.

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 tools and the stability of a tested organization.

Danaher is committed to a diverse and inclusive culture where everyone feels they belong and all voices are heard. We believe in our associates and the unique perspectives they bring to every challenge, which is why we’ll empower you to push the boundaries of what’s possible.

If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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.

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