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Research Associate II/III

Job Summary:

NanoString Technologies is seeking an energetic and highly motivated Research Associate II/III to support Life Science Instrument Development efforts within the Research and Development (R&D) department. The ideal candidate will be detail-orientated, articulate, high-energy, organized, and able to support multiple projects in a fast paced environment. The work is highly interdisciplinary and will involve working mainly with hardware engineers and closely with biologists, pathologists and software engineers.

Essential Duties:

  • Design, carry out and interpret experiments with supervision
  • Organize and communicate results to supervisor and senior management verbally and/or in writing
  • Perform 80-90% bench work on specified projects
  • Effectively collaborate with team members, including engineers, scientists, biologists, and senior management
  • Deliver results under tight timelines
  • Present data to interdisciplinary teams and management representatives
  • Write protocols, experimental summary reports, quality documents and other scientific literature associated with projects
  • Analyze large, complex data sets using spreadsheets and/or other data analysis packages


  • B.S. in biochemistry, molecular or cellular biology or a related discipline
  • 3-8 years of hands-on experimental experience
  • Experience with imaging and assays involving tissue preparations.
  • Experience with handling antibodies
  • Immunohistochemistry experience is strongly desired.
  • Preference for candidates with experience working with Nanostring's nCounter technology
  • Must be able to work in a fast pace environment and multi-task
  • Works independently and troubleshoots technical problems
  • Good organizational skills
  • Highly detail and quality oriented
  • Preference for candidates with industrial experience in assay or product development
  • Preference for candidates with experience working in an ISO environment or equivalent


  • 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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