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Research Associate IV, Diagnostics Development

Job Summary:

NanoString Technologies is seeking a Research Associate IV to join our Diagnostic Development team.  This individual will work with a cross functional team to develop new molecular diagnostic and companion diagnostic products with a focus in Oncology.  This individual will conduct stability testing on reagents used in gene signature assays.  This individual will also work with product development Scientists to extract RNA from tissue and develop standard operating procedures and protocols for gene signature assays performed on the nCounter Dx Analysis System.  This individual will also assist in managing reagent and sample inventory, as well as transferring new processes from an R & D environment to a production or clinical environment.

Essential Duties:

  • Perform molecular biology protocols to develop new assay reagents
  • Conduct stability testing on reagents used in gene signature assays
  • Perform gene signature assay testing on the nCounter Dx Analysis System
  • Extract nucleic acids from tissue samples
  • Manage sample and reagent inventory for studies
  • Organize and manipulate data in Excel
  • Develop standard operating procedures and testing protocols


  • B.S. in molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering or related field with a minimum of 8 years of relevant laboratory experience, or M.S. with commensurate experience
  • Experience performing molecular biology protocols including nucleic acid manipulation and characterization techniques
  • Familiarity with tools used for the analysis of gene expression such as NGS or Q-PCR.
  • Previous product development experience within the molecular diagnostics or life sciences industry is strongly preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a project team
  • Proven ability to meet defined schedules and deadlines


  • 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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