Biotechnology Intern

  • Cepheid
  • Fremont, CA, USA
  • Feb 21, 2020
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Over a decade ago, Cepheid set the standard for innovation in automated molecular diagnostics with our first GeneXpert system. We have never looked back. Our product is the most versatile molecular diagnostic solution on the market. Not only are our Xpert tests among the most accurate, they are also fast and easy. So easy, that anyone, in almost any setting, can benefit from our test results.

Our mission is to deliver a better way to improve patient outcomes by enabling access to molecular diagnostic testing everywhere. Whether testing for tuberculosis in a mobile clinic in Botswana, for CT/NG in an OB/GYN practice in Madrid, or for a broad range of healthcare associated infections (HAI) in a hospital lab in New York City, Cepheid is positively impacting the quality of patient care and saving lives every day. Make a difference in healthcare and join us on this mission!

About the College Recruiting Program:

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 healthcare every day.

About the Department:

Our Biotechnology Department uses a combination of innovative ideas and prior “lessons learned” to create new and improved molecular diagnostics. We interface with all other departments to ensure our products meet the needs of the company and our customers.

Job Location: Sunnyvale, CA

Minimum requirements:

  • Undergrad or graduate student, majoring in a science
  • Ability to work safely is a top priority
  • Ability to follow directions, adjust to changing priorities in a fast-paced environment, and communicate clearly with team members
  • Scientific lab experience required (pipetting, following written protocols, lab safety); microbiology lab proficiency appreciated
  • This position will involve both independent and collaborative work
  • Some days involve multiple hours of standing in the lab to set up and perform experiments
  • Please note: all employees who work in the bio labs are required to be vaccinated for Hepatitis B. Interns will need to show proof that they’ve already been vaccinated OR, if they are not vaccinated but are willing to be, Cepheid will schedule the vaccination with our occupational health clinic before the intern works in the lab.

Experience level of the applicant we want

College / Sixth form, High School