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Scientist I/II, Product Development (IHC)

Job Summary:

NanoString Technologies is seeking an energetic and highly motivated Scientist I focused development of proteomic analysis assays/reagents. The applicant will be expected to have experience in immunohistochemistry, as well as, strong organization and communication skills.  The position will involve a combination of wet bench work, data analysis, interpretation, organization and summary activities. The ideal candidate will be dynamic, articulate, high-energy, organized, and able to support cross-functional activities in a fast paced environment.

Essential Duties:

  • Identify, screen, verify and validate antibody-based detection reagents via IHC for use in a novel NanoString platform
  • Develop screening and validation model systems, including cell line, tissue and FFPE-based models.
  • Maintain and organize content pipeline from identification through validation.
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team developing multiplexed reagents and assays within an ISO 13485 compliant product development organization
  • Routinely exercise independent judgement in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining and evaluating results
  • Design and document product verification and validation activities and results
  • Translate early stage research into commercial products and reagents


  • Ph.D. in a life science field, i.e immunology, cancer-biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or related field.
  • 2+ years of experience with immunohistochemistry (IHC), ideally on FFPE
  • Experience with IHC in the field of immunology / cancer immunology is highly preferred
  • Strong organization and communication skills
  • Ideal candidates will have previous experience working in an ISO 9001 or ISO 13485 compliant industrial 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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