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Manufacturing Research Associate I

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for supporting the production of Consumables used in nCounter Analysis Systems. The role requires learning and performing both manual and automated production processes for the manufacture of raw, intermediate, and final reagents needed for the multiplexed detection and quantification of many different types of target molecules from biological samples. 

An individual in this position will learn to use professional concepts and apply company policies and procedures to resolve routine issues in addition to acquiring the skills to use equipment, perform SOP's and other group duties, use Document Control systems, ERP systems, etc.

Work Schedule: Tuesday-Saturday Day Shift (shift differential available)

Essential Functions:

  • Follow detailed work instructions and adhere to quality regulations
  • Collaborate with Consumables Production teammates and leaders to prioritize and schedule daily production needs
  • Work both independently and in a team environment
  • Perform Incoming QC on raw materials
  • Prep raw materials for inclusion in final products
  • Assemble fluidic device for use in nCounter Analysis Systems
  • Perform oligo derivatization to magnetic particles
  • Operate liquid-handling automation to prepare reagent plates for use in nCounter Analysis Systems
  • Perform QC testing of intermediate and final products
  • Manufacture intermediate reagents such as buffers, dilutions, resuspensions, etc.
  • Aliquot buffers for both internal customers and commercial use in nCounter Analysis Systems

Requirements (Education, Experience, Specific Skills):

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline
  • 0-2 years of hands-on laboratory experience in a medical device, biotechnology, or academic setting
  • Strong analytical, organizational, documentation and communications capabilities
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet defined deadlines
  • Experience in either a high-throughput or production environment (desirable)
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Dynamics NAV or other ERP/MRP system (desirable)
  • Knowledge of ISO-13485, ISO-14971 and/or QSR 21 CFR 820 (desirable)
  • Familiarity with MasterControl or other EQMS system (desirable)
  • Ability to lift and carry 20-25lb freezer/refrigerator racks
  • Willing to work a flexible shift schedule


  • See benefits at NanoString
  • NanoString is an EOE
  • 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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