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Principal Scientist, Product Development

Job Summary:

NanoString is seeking an experienced development scientist to join the Product Development group. This position will have a leading role in developing, integrating and transferring assays/reagents for the Hyb & SeqTM platform to a ISO-13485 / 820-CFR compliant manufacturing environment. S/he will lead a reagent and assay product development team as well as interact and coordinate with a highly interdisciplinary group of developers. Candidates must have strong analytical skills, strong oral and written communication skills, and a proven track record of integrated system development experience in a regulated environment. Ideal candidates will have expertise in NGS development.

Essential Duties:

  • Apply advanced scientific and product development expertise to NGS platform development
  • Conceive, design and ensure execution of experiments to advance development of reagents and assays in conjunction with research teams utilizing design for manufacturing (DFM) principles
  • Conceive, design and ensure execution of product verification/validation
  • Establish, document and transfer to manufacturing material specifications and test methods for reagents and consumables
  • Define product structure and collaborate with research and process development to transfer design to the manufacturing environment
  • Work interactively with biophysicists, nucleic-acid chemists, fluorescence imaging specialists, and hardware and software engineers for full platform development
  • Translate early stage research into commercial products and reagents


  • Ph.D. in Life / Physical Sciences
  • 10+ years of industry experience in product development, with significant portion dedicated to NGS reagent/platform development
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in managing product development personnel
  • Extensive hands-on, state-of-the-art molecular biology experience and knowledge of nucleic acid thermodynamics
  • Experience developing products within an ISO-9001/13485 and/or 820-CFR compliant product development setting


  • 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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