Product Transfer Associate

Cepheid - US
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Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Job Description

The Product Transfer Associate will combine knowledge of basic molecular biology with a technical understanding of Cepheid systems to play a key role in product sustaining and improvements within the Product Transfer group. Support R&D, Manufacturing, Quality and Planning Departments in assuring the continued production of cost-effective quality products. Identify and implement streamlined and improved processes.


This position is contract with an estimated duration of 12 months.


  • Successfully implement assay, process and product improvements in Production, including:
    • Provide design support and perform laboratory studies
    • Project planning and time-line management
    • Risk and cost assessments
    • Training of personnel, as required
    • Implementation of all supporting documentation (BOMs, SOPs, worksheets, Design History, etc.)
  • Design and execute validation/qualification activities on reagents, parts, test methods or processes.
  • Represent Operations in cross-functional project team meetings and provide coordination of Operation activities as needed to support projects.
  • Lead investigations and improvements within production; design laboratory experiments and execute hands-on to assist in troubleshooting, process development or improvement activities.

Bachelors degree in a Life Science or related discipline with 4+ years of relevant professional experience; or Master’s degree in a Life Science or related discipline with 2+ years of relevant professional experience; or, equivalent combination of education and experience to perform at this level.

  • Track record of successful experimental design, hands-on execution and reporting in a molecular biology regulated industry.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills (oral and written).
  • Ability to work independently and provide effective updates at manager level.
  • Ability to successfully lead multiple projects simultaneously towards completion within short deadlines

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