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At Cepheid, leader in molecular diagnostics, 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.

The work we do every day will change patient care around the world! Be inspired knowing you’re part of the team helping to diagnose the most challenging diseases. Learn about the Danaher Business System which makes everything possible.

The Technical Writer/Scientist is responsible for analyzing, reviewing, and compiling analytical study documentation to enable compliance of Cepheid products with US and International Regulations. The individual in this role will be collaborating across Cepheid R&D project teams and have the opportunity to work with other internal cross-functional groups.

In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Be responsible for identifying and reviewing available analytical study documents for a wide variety of in vitro diagnostics (IVD) products
  • Analyze information, data and documentation and convert them into comprehensive written reports and plans that will feed into product Technical Documentation files
  • Be responsible for identifying any gaps in documentation or data and bringing them to the attention of cross-functional leads
  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams to obtain required information, documentation and files

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Master’s degree with 3+ years of working in a diagnostic company in the area of infectious disease, public health lab or similar institution
  • Doctoral degree with 0-2 years of working in a diagnostic company in the area of infectious disease, public health lab or similar institution
  • Ability to write clear and concise technical documentation
  • Experience of PCR and assay optimization
  • Understanding of the IVD product development cycle especially design verification and validation

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

  • Experience working in an FDA/ISO regulated environment
  • Ability to work well under pressure to meet strict deadlines

Cepheid, a Danaher 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

Danaher is a global science & technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life worldwide. 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, and results-oriented.

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

When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 69,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System tools and the stability of a tested organization.

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 to request accommodation.

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