R&D Lab Supervisor at Cepheid in Santa Clara, California

Posted in Other 23 days ago.





Job Description:

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.



The R&D Lab Supervisor leads the team responsible for ensuring the smooth operations of the Assay R&D laboratories by responding to associate needs and collaborating cross-functionally with EHS&S, Calibration, Facilities, and other teams.



This position is part of the Research & Development department and will be onsite in Sunnyvale, California. The R&D Lab Supervisor will report to the Director of R&D Lab Operations.



At Cepheid, our vision is to be the leading provider of seamlessly connected diagnostic solutions.




In this role, you will have the opportunity to:



  • Drive for continuous improvement; develop best strategies to coordinate and minimize manual work through processes and procedures by getting consensus.

  • Assist associates with recommending laboratory equipment/systems and coordinate installation of any equipment, assuring that all equipment requirements, including lab utilities and any safety requirements are met.

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

  • Be the point of contact for lab audits by regulatory agencies.

  • Enforce lab safety and compliance policies.




The essential requirements of the job include:



  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemistry, or similar field with 5+ years of lab management experience at a molecular diagnostics company, public health laboratory, or similar institution

  • Master's degree in Biology, Chemistry, or similar field with 3 years of lab management experience at a molecular diagnostics company, public health laboratory, or similar institution


  • Understanding of Molecular Biology techniques with experience from real-time PCR preferred

  • Previous experience in people management




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



  • Cross-functional collaboration with EHS, calibration, facilities, janitorial, and IT to resolve issues in the labs

  • Performing 1st level triage on lab technical issues associated with computers, GeneXpert instruments, or general lab equipment

  • Managing through ambiguity by creating structure that enables the ability to escalate, pinpoint a specific ask, need for support or guidance



Cepheid, a Danaher operating 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.



The salary range for this role is $120,000 - $139,500
. This is the range that we in good faith believe is the range of possible compensation for this role at the time of this posting. We may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range. This range may be modified in the future.



We offer comprehensive package of benefits including paid time off, medical/dental/vision insurance and 401(k) to eligible employees.



Note: No amount of pay is considered to be wages or compensation until such amount is earned, vested, and determinable. The amount and availability of any bonus, commission, benefits, or any other form of compensation and benefits that are allocable to a particular employee remains in the Company's sole discretion unless and until paid and may be modified at the Company's sole discretion, consistent with the law.



At Danaher we bring together science, technology and operational capabilities to accelerate the real-life impact of tomorrow's science and technology. We partner with customers across the globe to help them solve their most complex challenges, architecting solutions that bring the power of science to life. Our global teams are pioneering what's next across Life Sciences, Diagnostics, Biotechnology and beyond. For more information, visit www.danaher.com.



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 applyassistance@danaher.com to request accommodation.



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