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Biostatistician I

Job Summary:

The Biostatistician I ensures statistical integrity and accuracy of research data and performs statistical design, modeling, and analyses.  This individual provides statistical summaries and reports of studies in support of product development, content development, and works with scientists and engineers to ensure proper use of statistical methodology and interpretation of results.  This individual will contribute to the development and expansion of data analysis methods and tools for the nCounter and other platforms.

Essential Duties:

  • Development and discovery of gene-expression based signatures diagnostics
  • Development of novel statistical methodology for the analysis of gene expression, proteomics and sequence data 
  • High-level applied analyses of gene expression and multiomics data
  • Statistical consultations with scientists throughout the company
  • Development of software to help biologists analyze omics data
  • Contribute to analysis of data for internal projects, external collaborators, as well as fee-for-service analysis projects
  • Work in collaboration with statisticians, bioinformaticists, and biologists
  • R&D efforts of your own devising



  • Master's or Ph.D. in statistics/biostatistics
  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience
  • Advanced R programming skills
  • Graduate-level coursework in applied statistics
  • Knowledge of molecular/systems biology strongly desirable
  • Knowledge of cancer biology strongly desirable
  • Experience in genomics and machine learning desirable
  • Experience in Python or other programming language preferred
  • Proven history of problem solving using statistical methods and tools in genomics


  • 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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