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Danaher Corporation Research Associate - Molecular Based Assays in Sunnyvale, California

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 www.cepheid.com or follow us on Twitter (@CepheidNews).

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.

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Are you a bench scientist with an interest in working in translational medicine for molecular cancer diagnostics? We want to talk to you!

A Research Associate will assist in the design and development of novel Oncology IVD molecular based assays for identifying and characterizing cancer. A successful candidate will have scientific proficiency in oncology and preferably in the area of molecular cancer diagnostics.

The position is in the Oncology Development Sciences group and will be located in Sunnyvale CA. The associate will work in an exciting and important area of translational medicine. Cepheid’s rapid, point-of-care molecular diagnostic tests have already revolutionized infectious disease testing, particularly in low-resource, developing countries. We hope to be able to do the same for the detection and treatment of cancer.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • This will be primarily a hands-on, bench level position with key responsibilities in the area of real-time PCR assays to contribute to research and development of Oncology IVD assay.

  • Assist in planning, crafting and executing laboratory research and technical activities.

  • Prepare and purify DNA and RNA for analysis as appropriate

  • Perform GeneXpert assays, other real-time PCR assays and associated analytical techniques and/or tools as required

  • Maintain detailed documentation to meet the QSR Design Control, as well as other international standards, such as ISO compliance and GLP/GMP requirements…etc.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelors with knowledge and experience in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Genetics, or the equivalent education are required and 0-2 yrs of lab experience.

  • Ability in developing new assays and/or test methods/procedures to build and deliver products on aggressive timelines.

  • Knowledge of principles of quality control and quality assurance

  • Excellent analytical abilities and thorough understanding of statistical methods used in development of molecular methods.

  • Knowledge of biological and chemical safety

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

  • 2+ years research industry experience in medical device domain, Oncology experience would be advantageous.

  • Familiarity with circulating tumor DNA mutation and hematologic malignancy analysis

  • Experience in assay development experience utilizing PCR, qPCR, RT-qPCR in a regulated laboratory

Physical demands

  • Ability to work in a laboratory environment

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.

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 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.

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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.

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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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