Sr. Product Transfer Scientist

Cepheid - US
Job Location
Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Job Description

The Sr. Product Transfer Scientist represents Manufacturing/Operation in the cross-functional core teams for Cepheid’s GX assay development. This person will be the technical partner to the R&D team throughout the life cycle of new GX assay products. Daily interaction and heavy engagement with R&D, Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing, and other functions within Cepheid is expected of this Sr. Product Transfer Scientist.


  • Actively participate in the development of new products as a representative and “voice” of Product Transfer and Operations to ensure compatibility with current and future manufacturing processes and capabilities.
  • Partner with R&D team to assess manufacturability throughout the life cycle of new GX assay products. Conduct design for manufacturability (DFM) review meetings routinely.
  • As appropriate, serve as a technical liaison for other departments with regards to new product introduction activities, including, but not limited to, bill of materials, reference material, reagent formulation, and product or consumables testing.
  • Lead, coordinate, or participate in operations-related activities required for the transfer of new products to routine production:
  • production scale-up
  • process development/optimization
  • technology transfer
  • process validation
  • test method validation
  • Develop and maintain production documentation including procedures, worksheets, and bills of materials.
  • Use professional skills to solve a wide range of difficult problems in imaginative and practical ways within the bounds of company policies and procedures.
  • Maintain substantial and current knowledge of validation and process control requirements mandated by applicable regulatory bodies.
  • Ph.D. degree in Life Science or equivalent combination of education and experience to perform at this level
  • Minimum of 7 years of R&D or relevant experience in medical devices, biotech, and/or pharmaceutical industries
  • Experience with QSR and ability to work within a regulated environment
  • Detail-oriented and multi-tasking
  • Ability to work effectively with cross-functional core teams


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