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Scientist I, Diagnostics Development

Job Summary:

NanoString Technologies is seeking an experienced Scientist to join our Product Development team.  In this position, S/he will work with a cross functional team to develop new molecular diagnostic and companion diagnostic products with a particular focus in Oncology.  S/he will be responsible for developing and validating novel diagnostic gene signature assays on the nCounter Dx Analysis System.  S/he will be required to design experiments to test gene signature assays and analyze genomics/gene expression data, write test plans and reports, and work cross functionally to transfer reagents and assay testing procedures to a production or clinical environment.  S/he will be expected to provide technical leadership and communicate results to the cross functional team, as well as contribute as an individual researcher.

Essential Duties:

  • Design experiments to test the sensitivity, specificity, and reproducibility of new diagnostic gene signature assays
  • Analyze genomics data 
  • Develop assay procedures required for new gene signature assays
  • Use molecular biology techniques to develop and validate new molecular diagnostic reagents for use in diagnostic gene signature assays
  • Work as part of cross functional team to deliver new diagnostic products on tight timelines


  • Ph.D. in molecular biology, biochemistry, chemistry, biophysics or related field with a minimum of two years of relevant post-doctoral or work experience, or an M.S. with a minimum of 6 years of relevant work experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of nucleic acid manipulation and characterization techniques (i.e., NGS, Q-PCR or hybridization assays)
  • Familiarity with statistical approaches and software tools used for the analysis of gene expression data
  • Detailed understanding of state-of-the-art molecular biology techniques
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills exemplified by clear oral presentations and written documentation
  • Preferences for experience working in an ISO certified or QSR certified facility and experience developing products for the life sciences and/or molecular diagnostics industries
  • Preferences for experience working in the field of immuno-oncology


  • 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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