Senior Analyst Technical Documentation -Microbiology

Cepheid Sacramento , CA 94204

Posted 5 months ago

Looking for a talented Senior Application Scientist, preferably with a medical device or clinical microbiology laboratory background, to partner cross functionally within the organization to create and maintain a variety of Microbiology reagent/consumable Instructions for Use (IFUs) manuals and product labels.

The ideal candidate will be able to gather and document labeling requirements, interview product developers, technical support and marketing managers to obtain necessary information, and distill this information into detailed, accurate, professional documentation. The Senior Application Scientist role is key to our customer's use of our products and satisfaction. In addition, you will be responsible for preparing, tracking, and finalizing document translation projects as required.

In this role you will:

  • Use design control processes to identify and define labeling requirements and provide traceability.

  • Participate in cross functional projects; lead labeling activities; review project documentation; assess necessary resources and estimate timelines for documentation development, review and translation.

  • Review documents for style, clarity, grammar, and punctuation.

  • Identify labeling translation requirements, prepare and manage translation projects to completion working with our Translation Coordinator.

  • Lead projects to improve departmental processes that require cooperation from other functional groups.

  • Prioritize work load to manage competing demands and ensure timelines and objective are achieved.

Key Skills and Competencies:

Key capabilities include self-motivation, leadership, results-oriented, influencing others, anticipate and respond to business needs, demonstrated teamwork, and ability to identify and bridge gaps.

  • Experience as a technical writer, preferably in a medical device company or clinical laboratory. Strong microbiology background required.

  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.

  • Ability to write/update, review format and manage finalization/release of use/customer documentation (i.e. reagents) according to departmental styles and standards.

  • Outgoing personality; self-starter able to work interactively and independently as part of a cross site team with minimal supervision, and manage and prioritize work across multiple work streams of a large program.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; organizes and presents ideas in a convincing and compelling manner. Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization

  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment

  • Problem solver Solves routine issues; identifies non-routine issues and may take actions to resolve. Works well in group problem solving situations.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (e.g., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat.

  • Understanding of Clinical Microbiology and reporting of appropriate drug therapies is a plus.

  • Licensed Clinical Laboratory Scientists or Clinical Microbiologists highly encouraged to apply.

Bachelor's degree in field with 5 year's exp.


Master's degree in field with 3 year's exp.

Diversity & Inclusion

At Danaher, we are dedicated to building and sustaining a truly diverse and inclusive culture. These are not just words on a page

Diversity and Inclusion is a top priority for the company, and it ties deeply to each of our core values. Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other characteristics protected by law.

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