14 days old

Director, Data Science

Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Key Objectives:

·     In Phase 1, assist in the process of partner selection and evaluation of opportunity; in Phase 2 lead the nurturing, contract negotiations and governance of projects with potential partners; in Phase 3 successfully transfer project to New Product Development, where appropriate

·     Develop thesis for open innovation projects and licensing of technologies and present to L1 leadership for approval

·     Scouting and evaluation of data science technologies that will help drive economic value leveraging Cepheid€™s core business

·     Creation of a network of external contacts to help early identification of data science technologies that will augment Cepheid€™s strategy / portfolio


Key Responsibilities:

·     The associate will work with various departments and define high value data related problems solving which will lead to a sustainable differentiation for Cepheid

·     Research, develop statistical learning models for data analysis and validate partner proposals to help Cepheid achieve strategic goals

·     The associate will play a lead role as the key technical expert in the partnership establishment (e.g., NDAs, Term Sheets, LOI, long term agreements, etc.) in close collaboration with the colleagues in Strategic Development, Innovation, Global Marketing and assigned Legal Counsel

·     The associate will play a lead role in shepherding ideas through the various investment toll gates, execute and manage pilot activities before dispositioning the prototype product to NPD or to deployment channel

·     The associate will work to establish clear milestones are in place and regular reporting takes place, through the use of bowlers, milestones and action plans

·     Conduct periodic business reviews with L1 leaders to describe progress of engagements €“ develop necessary criteria / scorecards / templates / milestones to assist in the same


Critical Competencies:

·     The ideal candidate will be intricately involved in managing and/or running analytical experiments with partners with an eye to delivering products that create value for Cepheid

·     Lead and collaborate with others in cross-functional teams (due diligence, tech landscapes activities) and manage ambiguity in the process

·     Ability to quickly understand critical aspects of data science applications  medical and healthcare technologies

·     Self-starter, highly organized: Able to set up and maintain new processes within a dynamic organization and integrate outcomes, such as technologies/solutions/businesses

·     Innovative Thinker: Able to identify what represents high value opportunities using a good mix of technical and commercial skill sets

·     Team player: Cooperate actively, but able to maintain key focus on impact and accountability. Ideally possess experience working in a matrix environment with the ability to lead or work within complex cross-functional or cross-country initiatives

·     Relationship management: Able to develop and maintain strong relationships with external companies and organizations, as well as those within Cepheid. Ideally possess (or aptitude to learn) negotiation skills associated with developing term-sheets and contracts for partnerships.


Preferred background:

·     Master€™s Degree / PhD in Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Math or related field; Preference will be given to candidates with an MBA degree

·     10+ years of experience in the Data Sciences / Data Analytics, engineering and product management

·     Experience in Engineering, R&D and Technical Marketing in formal or informal leadership roles

·     Proven experience in launching multiple products from concept to commercialization stage and/or proven experience working on breakthrough innovation projects

·     Willingness to travel up to 30%

Danaher Corporation and all Danaher Companies are equal opportunity employers that evaluate qualified 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. The €œEEO is the Law€ poster is available here.","industry":"Biotechnology


Posted: 2020-05-21 Expires: 2020-06-20

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