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Danaher Corporation Senior Scientist, Innovation 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).

Are you an innovative Senior Assay Development Scientist with Real-time PCR/RT-PCR and product development experience who has the ability to perform research and investigate new (biology, chemistry, mechanical, software, etc.) technologies?

Make an Immediate Impact on a Global Scale At Cepheid, the work you do every day will impact patient care around the world.

The Senior Scientist, Innovation for Cepheid, leader in molecular diagnostics, is responsible for leading Innovation Core & Research projects primarily focused on real-time PCR, RT-PCR, and melt assay innovation & research in an FDA-QSR and ISO 13485 compliant organization. In addition to technical qualifications, the ideal candidate will be highly goal-oriented and organized and be able to thrive in an atmosphere of shifting demands and priorities.

This position is part of the Technology and Innovation Department and will be located in Sunnyvale, California.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

Lead and contribute to technology and innovation projects which include prototype assay, consumable, and instrument components/systems for early-stage in vitro diagnostic R&D activities. As a senior scientist you will have management and ownership of entire research projects or components of research projects as needed. The ideal candidate should also possess excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work in a cross-functional team-based environment as well as outside collaborators is a must.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Bachelor’s degree with 8+ years of related work experience OR Master’s degree in field with 6+ years of related work experience OR Doctoral degree in field with 3+ years of work experience.

  • Experience in a laboratory setting for technical R&D, product development, and/or innovation projects ideally in the medical, diagnostics, healthcare, forensics, genetics, and/or consumer health spaces.

  • Broad scientific and technical knowledge base across biology, chemistry, and engineering systems

  • Real-time PCR/RT-PCR and product development experience

  • Must possess skills/knowledge in handling clinical samples and be able to work in a BSL-2 environment

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

  • Molecular beacons and high resolution melting analysis for molecular diagnostics

  • Experience with Mycobacterium tuberculosis and familiarity with antibiotic/drug resistance in bacteria

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. Our world class brands are leaders in some of the most demanding and attractive industries, including life sciences, medical diagnostics, dental, environmental and applied solutions. Our globally diverse team of 71,000 associates is united by a common culture and operating system, the Danaher Business System, which serves as our competitive advantage. We generated $19.9B in revenue last year. We are ranked #162 on the Fortune 500 and our stock has outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 5,200% over 25 years.

At Danaher, you can build a career in a way no other company can duplicate. Our brands allow us to offer dynamic careers across multiple industries. We're innovative, fast-paced, results-oriented, and we win. We need talented people to keep winning. Here you'll learn how DBS is used to shape strategy, focus execution, align our people, and create value for customers and shareholders.

Come join our winning team.

Danaher is committed to competitive compensation that typically has key components including base salary, variable annual incentive compensation based on personal and company performance, and long-term incentive.

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Operating Company: Cepheid