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Danaher Corporation Research Associate, Oncology R&D 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 (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) which makes everything possible.

Position Summary

This position in the Oncology R&D group is primarily a bench level job focusing on development of proof- of-concept (POC) in vitro diagnostic (IVD) assays. The ideal candidate will have experience in general molecular biology methods such as nucleic acid extraction, dd-PCR, and real-time PCR. This candidate will support in the development of novel assays for noninvasive cancer molecular diagnostics. In addition to technical qualifications, the ideal candidate will be highly goal-oriented, inquisitive, organized, and be able to thrive in an atmosphere of shifting demands and priorities. The candidate should possess excellent oral and written communication skills. The ability to work in a cross-functional team-based environment is a requirement.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Executes studies and experiments based on existing procedures with guidance and direction.

  • Hands-on evaluation and testing of reagent formulations.

  • Performs GeneXpert assays and other real-time PCR assays as required.

  • Maintains detailed experimental records and documents results in technical reports and laboratory notebooks.

  • Analyzes data using statistical tools such as Microsoft Excel or Minitab.

  • Presents data at internal technical meetings.

Requirements

  • BS or MS in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Biology, Genetics or related field.

  • Minimum two years of research experience in academia or industry.

  • Experience performing real time PCR or RT-PCR optimization.

  • Experience performing nucleic acid extraction/purification.

  • Knowledge of cancer biology and epigenetic modifications such as DNA methylations.

  • Knowledge in handling clinical samples such as FFPE tissues, plasma, blood, or urine and ability to work in a BSL-2 environment. Knowledge of biological and chemical safety.

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 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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