View Our Website View All Jobs

Bioinformatics Scientist I/Developer

Job Summary:

NanoString is seeking an experienced and technology-savvy Bioinformatics Scientist/Developer to join our Research & Development group.  This position will have a leading role in developing software, analyses, and database tools and pipelines for use with Hyb & SeqTM, a novel single-molecule hybridization-based next generation sequencing (NGS) technology.  S/he will collaborate and interact with a highly interdisciplinary group of technologists to create tools and analysis methods for industry-leading assay products.  The successful candidate must have strong programming skills including database, UI, and algorithm development.  Candidates must have strong analytical skills, strong oral and written communication skills, and a track record of developing novel tools and integrating existing tools into analysis solutions.

Essential Functions:

  • Apply advanced and expert scientific and programming knowledge to software and database development
  • Contribute to technical tool/system development working closely with bioinformatics and assay development team
  • Collaborate with analysts and programmers to develop bioinformatics analysis methods
  • Collaborate with bioinformatics team to integrate development efforts for NGS products with the existing product portfolio


  • Ph.D. in Bioinformatics/Life/Physical/Computer Sciences
  • 3+ years of combined industry and post-doctoral work experience in NGS software and pipeline development and analysis (M.S. with 4+ years of relevant work experience will be considered)
  • Expert knowledge in one or more of the following languages: Python, PERL, R, C#/C/C++
  • Experience working in a Unix / Linux development environment
  • Experience with NGS data utilizing novel and/or existing NGS analysis tools and methodologies
  • Experience developing data focused tools and applications using agile tool development
  • Experience in developing database data-structures using MySQL, Postgres, Oracle, etc
  • Expert in navigating and extracting information from publicly available databases (NCBI, UCSC, COSMIC, etc.)
  • Familiarity with commonly used algorithms for alignment and variant calling (SNV, InDel, CNV, Fusion, etc.)
  • Experience working with bioinformatics and assay development teams

Additional Desirable Qualifications include:

  • Experience working with business analyst / software development teams to define user and software requirements for software tools
  • Experience with cloud based software development


  • 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.


Read More

Apply for this position

Apply with Indeed
Attach resume as .pdf, .doc, .docx, .odt, or .rtf (limit 5MB) or Paste resume

Paste your resume here or Attach resume file

To comply with government Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action reporting regulations, we are requesting (but NOT requiring) that you enter this personal data. This information will not be used in connection with any employment decisions, and will be used solely as permitted by state and federal law. Your voluntary cooperation would be appreciated. Learn more.
Veteran/Disability status