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Research Associate II/III (Weekend Shift)

Job Summary:

We are seeking a Research Associate II or III to join our Research and Development group. In this role, you will work on the development of Hyb & Seq™, a novel single-molecule hybridization-based next generation sequencing (NGS) technology.  Specifically, this role will involve developing novel Hyb & Seq reagents and protocols, creating and validating targeted sequencing panels.  A strong background in molecular biology is required.  Experience with NGS wet-lab techniques (any platform) is preferred.  The work is highly interdisciplinary and will involve working with biologists, engineers, and bioinformaticians.  The applicant will be expected to have strong verbal and written communication skills.  The applicant will be expected to work as part of a team while executing experiments independently.

WORK SCHEDULE: You can chose either Thursday thru Monday - OR - Friday thru Tuesday. Prefer an early schedule of 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM (open to some variance).

Essential Duties:

  • Design, carry out and interpret experiments with limited supervision
  • Organize and communicate results to supervisor and senior management verbally and/or in writing
  • Perform 80-90% bench work on specified projects
  • Work cooperatively in a product-oriented team environment
  • Deliver results under tight timelines
  • Present data to product development teams and management representatives
  • Write protocols, experimental summary reports, quality documents and other scientific literature associated with projects
  • Analyze large, complex data sets using spreadsheets and/or other data analysis packages


  • B.S. in biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology or a related discipline
  • 2-6 years of hands-on experimental experience
  • Strong wet bench, molecular biology experience
  • Experience with cloning, ligations, nucleic acid purification, and other nucleic acid chemistry is preferred
  • NGS experience, either sample preparation or analysis, is preferred.


  • 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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