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Danaher Corporation Senior Manufacturing Support Scientist in Sunnyvale, California


  • Distill system level knowledge into actionable activities to understand and mitigate risk

  • Analyze complex datasets to identify trends and areas for investigation

  • Perform failure investigations elevated from production or customer field complaints

  • Design and execute experiments as part of investigations

  • Continuously document progress during investigations and prepare final reports

  • Prototype and evaluate 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


Education or Experience (in years):

  • Bachelor’s degree with 6+ years of related work experience OR

  • Master’s degree in field with 3+ years of related work experience.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding of molecular biology products or molecular diagnostic product utilizing nucleic acid amplification tests, including system level experience with reagents, consumable, and instrument components

  • Expertise in data analysis, design of experiments, and test automation including scripting, root cause analysis techniques and documentation of results

  • Ability to work independently and cross-functionally to provide effective updates at executive level

  • Ability to successfully lead multiple investigations simultaneously within short deadlines

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills (oral and written)

  • Excellent writing and documentation skills

  • Experience with statistical analysis and data management for large volume complex data sets

  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment and/or within manufacturing operations under cGMP, ISO and FDA regulations.

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.


  • Experience with microfluidics

  • Experience with automating data retrieval from text files, databases, and spreadsheets.

  • Experience with MiniTab analysis software

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

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

  • Familiarity with real-time multiplex PCR

  • Experience with Agile Product Lifecycle or similar PLM systems

  • Experience working with and running Cepheid products

The statements in this description represent typical elements, criteria and general work performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills for this job.

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Operating Company: Cepheid