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Chemistry and Array R&D Intern


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.

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Our internship opportunities are the gateway for your entry into the exciting world of molecular diagnostics by enabling you to put your academic training and passion to work for a global company whose products impact health care every day.


As an intern, you'll be part of a team developing rapid groundbreaking solutions for the world’s most complex health challenges.  Our associates are involved in every stage of molecular diagnostics – from ideation and innovation through development and delivery of life-changing advancements in healthcare-associated infections, sexual health, critical infectious disease, virology and oncology applications.  It takes people willing to bring their whole selves to work, operating with imagination, with initiative and achieving more than they ever thought possible. 


The Chemistry and Array R&D Summer Intern is responsible for developing novel chemistries and assay methods for a highly multiplexed genomic platform which is at the basis of the next generation of Cepheid’s diagnostic products.


This position is part of the Chemistry and Array R&D Team and will be located in Sunnyvale, CA (full-time on-site). At Cepheid, our vision is to be the leading provider of seamlessly connected diagnostic solutions.


In this role, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn to develop and optimize complex assays at the interface of chemistry, molecular biology, and bioengineering
  • Perform amplification experiments using benchtop qPCR and Cepheid’s Biochip platform


The essential requirements of the job include: 


  • College student (Junior or Senior) majoring in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, or Bioengineering
  • Previous course exposure to DNA and RNA biochemistry
  • Experience in handling small quantities of liquids, pipetting. 


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


  • PCR amplification, particularly qPCR
  • Research experience in the field of DNA and RNA chemistry or biochemistry


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.