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Scientist I/II (Diagnostic Product Development)

Job Summary:

NanoString Technologies is seeking an experienced Scientist to join our Diagnostics Development team.  This individual will work with a cross functional team to develop new molecular diagnostic and companion diagnostic products with a particular focus in Oncology.  This individual will be responsible for developing and validating novel diagnostic gene signature assays on the nCounter Dx Analysis System.  This individual will be required to design experiments to test gene signature assays and analyze genomics/gene expression data, write test plans and reports, and work cross functionally to transfer reagents and assay testing procedures to a production or clinical environment.  This individual also will be required to use molecular biology techniques to develop new molecular diagnostic reagents.  This individual will be expected to provide technical leadership and communicate results to the cross functional team, as well as contribute as an individual researcher.

Essential Functions:

  • Use molecular biology techniques to develop and validate new molecular diagnostic reagents for use in diagnostic gene signature assays
  • Design experiments to test the sensitivity, specificity, and reproducibility of new diagnostic gene signature assays
  • Analyze genomics data  
  • Present data both within and outside of the organization and write test plans and reports
  • Develop assay procedures required for new gene signature assays
  • Work as part of cross functional team to deliver new diagnostic products on tight timelines


  • Ph.D. in molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, or related field with a minimum of 2 years of relevant post-doctoral or work experience, or an M.S. with commensurate relevant work experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of state-of-the-art molecular biology and nucleic acid hybridization techniques (i.e., gene expression analysis, NGS, or Q-PCR assays)
  • Prior experience developing Dx or CDx assays is highly preferred
  • Prior experience working in an ISO certified or QSR certified facility and experience developing products for the life sciences and/or molecular diagnostics industries is also preferred
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills exemplified by clear oral presentations and written documentation

Familiarity with software tools used for the analysis of gene expression data


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  • NanoString participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is a web-based system that allows an employer to determine an employee's eligibility to work in the US using information reported on an employee's Form I-9. The E-Verify system confirms eligibility with both the Social Security Administration (SSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). For more information, please go to the USCIS E-Verify website.


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