Careers at NanoString

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NanoString Technologies seeks the best and the brightest to join us in our mission to provide innovative tools and technologies to researchers and scientists around the globe. Working at NanoString provides the opportunity to contribute to the discovery and development of new therapies for better patient outcomes. If you want to impact the human health and are creative, passionate, and enjoy being part of a high-energy team that thrives on scientific and product excellence, we would like to hear from you!

We offer competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program, and the opportunity to advance your professional growth and career aspirations.

NanoString Technologies is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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Open

Department: Open

City: Seattle

State: WA

Country: United States

Type: Full Time

Experience: Experienced

Nanostring is always interested in knowing the best and the brightest talent. If you do not see a job that matches your background at this time we encourage you to apply for this future emploment posting. This will help us find you if a new need arises that fits your experience. Please continue to view our career page as well but this will help the relationship begin.

THIS NOT AN ACTUAL JOB. THIS IS PURELY FOR THE FUTURE (POTENTIAL) JOBS.

***If you have applied for any position previously your resume is already in our database-NO need to re-apply***

 

 


Life Sciences Sales

Department: Life Sciences Sales

State: (Multiple States)

Country: United States

Type: Full Time

Experience: Experienced

NanoString continues to grow rapidly and we would love to hear from you if you are an experienced Life Sciences sales professional interested in selling our nCounter systems. Please enter your contact info and resume so we can contact you immediately as needs arise in your geographic territory. To date we have hired RAMs in the USA, EMEA, and APAC markets

SUMMARY JOB DESCRIPTION

The Regional Account Manager (RAM) will be accountable for revenue generation across by selling directly to customers primarily via face-to-face contact.  Sell the nCounter Analysis System and associated consumables to support bioscience and medical research as well as diagnostics instrumentation.  The RAM will need to work very closely with the Field Applications Scientist, as well as Management, to leverage and develop key customer relationships. Responsible for devising direct sales plans and strategies.  Duties may require a high level of travel.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:

Requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree in a related science and may have an advanced degree, certification or additional professional training.  Typically requires six years of relevant experience (2+ years in sales).

Training Required:

Requires knowledge and understanding of Gene Expression analysis, miRNA and Copy Number Variation assays.

Abilities:

Requires excellent communication skills, Verbal and written. Ability to conduct technical presentations

Other Requirements:

Ability to travel up to 75%.

Strong working knowledge of the sales process (quoting, purchasing, revenue recognition) as well as a good understanding of the Miller Heiman selling process and terminology.

***This is not an official job requisition. We are looking to proactively identify strong sales talent for when we do hire***

Department: Life Sciences Sales

City: Berlin

State: EMEA

Country: Germany

Type: Full Time

Experience: Mid Level

Summary:

The Regional Account Manager, EMEA will be responsible for developing new business and developing existing accounts in the Pharmaceutical and biotech market segments. Direct sales and regional account development of new and existing Pharma-Biotech customers with NanoString Technologies’ portfolio of translational research and molecular diagnostics product portfolio of systems and consumables. Role will also support the Global Business Development team to identify and develop new pharma business opportunities in Companion Diagnostics, Biomarker Discovery, Target Validation etc. Required to build and establish core network of high quality CROs offering NanoString Technology to the Pharma and biotech market. The role will be a combination of UK, European and Global travel to client offices and conferences to develop an existing portfolio of clients within large, mid-sized and small pharma/Biotech throughout Europe. The role will also be tasked with the development of New Business through intelligent networking and a sophisticated ability to generate new clients.

Requirements:

  • A track record of delivering sales targets, exceptionally target driven and proven at developing relationships with key decision makers of all levels.
  • Management of high complexity sales with a proven understanding of the Pharma market segment.
  • Experience in negotiating high value contracts
  • Proven understanding of Pharmaceutical Research development, Biomarker discovery, genomics analysis and proteomics applications.
  • Liaising and interacting with global teams, ability to work closely with global commercial functions, including business development, to ensure strategic input for the direction and continued success of the business.

Qualifications

  • Minimum degree qualified, higher degree an advantage
  • Proven sales experience within a Life Science, Translational Research, Diagnostics, CRO capacity within the Pharmaceutical-Biotechnology industry
  • Proven sales experience of high value capital equipment in the Pharma environment
  • Fluent in English
  • Ability to travel >50%
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Package Negotiable salary + commission + benefits.

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Department: Life Sciences Sales

Country: United Kingdom

Type: Full Time

Experience: Experienced

Job Description:

Distributor Sales Manager,  EMEA.

Increase sales via pro-active selling and Distributor support to exceed annual sales quota for all relevant NanoString services, systems and consumables. Maximize 'mind share' of NanoString Technologies as a lead product within the Distributor. Develop an annual Business Plan with all Distributors ensuring achievement of all business objections in the region. Required t expand distributor network into emerging target markets and geographies. Mentor and directly manage distributors to deliver accurate forecasts to support the delivery of sales objectives. Manage the effective transition of NanoString business to direct channel where appropriate, increasing NanoString’s reach and profitability.

Essential Functions:

  • Duties and Responsibilities.
  • Develop a consistent method of distribution management to increase sales and develop NanoString Technologies market presence.
  • Develop a strong working relationship with NanoString Technologies' existing Distributors, maximizing their sales effort and 'mind share' for NanoString technology, services and products. Maintaining a pro-active business for the Distributor.
  • Expand distribution network into target territories including, but not limited to, Eastern Europe including CZ republic and Poland, South Africa and the Middle East.
  • Take sales ownership of all distributors, coordinating all aspects of the selling process to deliver on goals, achieving a consistent and professional message in line with the whole Distributor network.
  • Work with Sales Director to develop a sales strategy for each distributor.
  • Deliver an annual Distributor Meeting. Coordinate, plan and deliver regular training seminars for distributors and their customers.
  • Conduct regular visits across the distributor territory, as and when required to achieve commercial objectives.
  • Present regular and accurate forecast updates for each distributor.
  • Work closely with NanoString EMEA support teams to maintain the highest service levels.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Life Science and/or Diagnostic discipline
  • Minimum 5 years or equivalent work-related experience in Life Science and Diagnostic Channel commercial sector
  • Demonstrated ability to handle highly confidential information appropriately.
  • Ability to travel extensively across EMEA without restriction

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Department: Life Sciences Sales

City: Berlin

Country: Germany

Type: Full Time

Experience: Mid Level

​Job Description:

New position in a company with double digit growth and aggressive growth plans.  This position will be the initial point of contact for pre-sales customer inquiries and outbound prospecting. Manages the sales process for specific products lines, accounts and/or sales opportunities via phone and e-mail. Includes engaging with existing customers and generates sales leads, introducing customers to the NanoString products that best meet their needs, coordinating with internal resources to address customer questions/objections, providing pricing, creating and submitting individualized quotes, negotiation and coordinating with manufacturing to ensure delivery of products and closing the sales process through the point of order receipt. Works closely with Regional Account Managers to meet and exceed sales quotas for a specific the territory.

Responsibilities:

  • Support Regional Account Managers with lead generation, customer follow-up & seminar marketing.
  • Initial point of contact for pre-sales customer inquiries and outbound prospecting.
  • Includes engaging with existing customers and generating sales leads.
  • Managing Trade Show leads and their respective qualifications.
  • Ensure compliance with manufacturing protocols to ensure product build and shipment.
  • Establishing new customers and maintaining/growing existing customer accounts.
  • Establish and nurture positive, productive relationships with customer accounts including product end-users, management and purchasing contacts.
  • Work collaboratively with Marketing to drive product promotions and provide feedback on ROI.
  • Maintaining and assigning leads, sales opportunity and customer intelligence data into CRM database.

Requirements:

  • 4-6 years successful inside sales experience with a technical product line preferred.
  • Solid fundamental understanding of genetics.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly grasp and master highly technical concepts and articulate them well to others.
  • Genetic sales, customer service or technical support experience preferred.
  • Outstanding listening, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of customer personality types. Ability to work well with highly educated research scientist customers.
  • Strong ability to identify customer needs, obstacles to the sales process and solutions using NanoString products.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint).
  • Experience working with Microsoft Dynamics or a similar CRM database a plus.
  • Strong business sense, instinct and personal drive.
  • Team goal oriented with a focus on achieving team sales performance metrics through personal contribution and teamwork.
  • Multi lingual candidates preferred, especially German.

Additional qualifications include:

  • Bachelor's degree in a science or technical field required. Genetics, molecular biology, chemistry strongly preferred.
  • M.S. degree in molecular biology or a related fields a strong plus.

Department: Life Sciences Sales

City: Leeds

State: Northern UK and Ireland

Country: United Kingdom

Type: Full Time

Experience: Mid Level

Job Summary:

As the center of the NanoString Commercial Operating System, a successful Regional Account Manager will provide strategic direction and tactical focus within the assigned territory. Clear strategic intentions convey the local team's purpose making it clear how everyone can contribute and "make their mark" to meet and beat quota. The Regional Account Manager is responsible for identifying and establishing relationships with new customer accounts for the sale of capital equipment and pilot projects leading to instrument sales. The RAM will work closely with the Life Sciences commercial teams including Field Application Scientists, Regional Project Specialists, Regional Marketing and Inside Sales to ensure successful partnering to achieve territory revenue goals. 

Essential Duties:

  • Establish relationships with new accounts and secure sales with new customers that achieve assigned sales quotas including monthly and quarterly linearity targets.
  • Drive the entire capital equipment sales cycle from initial customer engagement to closed sales including pilot projects.
  • Prospect for potential customers using various direct methods such as calling and face to face meetings, and indirect methods such as networking and partnering with FAS and ISR.
  • Partner with RPS to identify large CodeSet customers as prospects for additional instrument sales into existing installed account.
  • Qualify prospects against company criteria for ideal customers and sales stage gating.
  • Consult with prospect about business challenges and requirements, as well as the range of options and value proposition of each.
  • Maintain a high level of relevant domain knowledge in order to have meaningful conversations with prospects.
  • Identify and present to key decision makers including senior executives and managers.
  • Work with technical support and marketing product specialists where required to address customer requirements.
  • Develop and maintain territory plans with the RPS, FAS and ISR, which outline how sales targets will be met on an ongoing basis.
  • Develop and maintain key account plans that identify opportunities for company to deliver value, strategic motivators, main stakeholders, buying processes and forecasted sales.
  • Highly effective CRM management including detailed notes on prospect and customer interactions and funnel management to enable forecasts on best case and most likely sales revenue for current and next quarter.
  • Cultivate strong relationships with third party and partner companies that may be required to deliver full solutions to customers (i.e. cell sorting and quality antibodies).
  • Partner with Marketing to plan and execute lead generation campaigns.
  • Provide feedback to sales management on ways to decrease the sales cycle, enhance sales, and improve company brand and reputation.
  • Provide feedback to company management on market trends, competitive threats, unmet needs, and opportunities to deliver greater value to customers by extending company offerings.
  • Identify sales support requirements and work with marketing to develop improved sales tools.
  • Be a positive representative of the company and its brand in the marketplace.
  • Conduct all sales activities with the highest degree of professionalism and integrity.

Requirements:

  • MS or BS in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related field (laboratory experience preferred).
  • A strong understanding and familiarity with gene expression technologies including qPCR, microarray analysis and Next Generation Sequencing.
  • A minimum of 5 or more years of field sales experience with a proven track record of success.
  • An ability to travel 40-70% of the time (territory dependent).
  • Ability to create and deliver highly effective presentations
  • Highly self-motivated with a desire to participate in the growth and success of the commercial team.
  • Effective organizational and administration skills including CRM and process documentation experience with a focus on accuracy and efficiency.
  • Exceptional communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent time management and project management skills.
  • Ability to effectively participate in cross functional teams to launch new products or investigate customer issues

Other

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  • 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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Diagnostics Marketing

Department: Diagnostics Marketing

City: San Francisco

State: CA

Country: United States

Type: Full Time

Experience: Executive

Job Summary:

The Vice President of Diagnostics Marketing will provide executive leadership and direction of NanoString’s diagnostics marketing and commercialization strategies, on a worldwide basis. S/he will be a critical thought partner to NanoString’s Sr.VP Corporate and Business Development, CMO, VP Global Diagnostic Commercialization and other executives, including the CEO. The position holder will have the strategic capability to create sustainable markets for state of the art, precision diagnostics for some of the most exciting new drugs in oncology, such as those emerging in the field of Immuno-Oncology.

NanoString is a company at the forefront of developing and commercializing new diagnostics in a turbulent environment with shifting agency guidance, rapidly changing technologies, societal and payor pressures on the costs of combination therapies of new drugs and a need to capture increased value from diagnostic tests, compared to traditional diagnostics. In this environment, the VP Diagnostics Marketing must have the commercial gravitas to immediately gain the respect and credibility of existing and future Pharma partners, understand their concerns and speak their language. Equally, the position holder will also need to have credibility with the payors, regulators and other key stakeholders.

The VP Diagnostics Marketing will be responsible for brand management of each of NanoString’s diagnostics, directing the development of commercial plans for these brands and associated implementation to penetrate markets. The position holder will assign budgets, control costs and execute against the annual plan. S/he will be responsible for strengthening NanoString’s diagnostics marketing group, on a continuing basis, to form a best-in-class team for commercializing emerging diagnostics, as recognized by the company’s Pharmaceutical partners and other stakeholders.

The position holder reports to VP Global Diagnostic Commercialization, with a team in the US and Europe.
 

Essential Functions

Development of annual plans, budgets and sales forecasts with the Diagnostics Marketing Team, Worldwide VP of Sales and Finance department and commercial input into NanoString’s annual long range planning (LRP) process.

  • Conceptualize and articulate a clear vision for the business that engages all functional areas and stakeholders.
  • With the Sr. VP Corporate and Business Development, lead diagnostics capability presentations to future pharma partners and develop sustainable business models for the resulting diagnostics products.
  • Represent and champion NanoString’s diagnostics business externally to executive level pharma, the payor community, leading clinical thought leaders, stakeholders and BoD members.
  • Work with the CMO to provide commercial inputs and underlying rationale to support clinical study designs, whilst having the flexibility to be receptive to different ways to deliver commercial needs through the clinical program.
  • Partner with the market access team, global sales, medical affairs and regulatory affairs to ensure goals are aligned across the diagnostics business and NanoString’s diagnostic brands.
  • Leadership of the diagnostics team and development including: hiring exceptional talent, performance management, annual goal setting and employee development and motivation.

Requirements:

  • Minimum of 10 years relevant clinical marketing experience; ideally gained in both the diagnostics and pharmaceutical sectors, preferably oncology. A minimum of 5 years of experience, at the Director/Senior Director Marketing level and substantial line management experience.
  • Global marketing experience and associated cross functional execution encompassing: generating strategic plans; forecasting; market strategy; segmentation; branding; market research; product design goals; product management; competitive benchmarking and pricing.
  • Sharp business acumen, numeracy and resilience to adapt to, and enhance, new and evolving business models (for example, as required for a new decentralized diagnostic testing business).
  • In depth knowledge of the oncology marketplace, reimbursement, key trends, account segments and customer needs.
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills.
  • Proven team player with ability to frequently and successfully collaborate cross-functionally.
  • Bachelor’s Degree is required. An MBA, or other advanced degree, is preferred.
  • Business travel is required for approximately 30% of the time.
  • Location ideally Seattle-based, or NanoString’s Bay Area office.

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Life Sciences Marketing

Department: Life Sciences Marketing

City: Singapore

Country: Singapore

Type: Full Time

Experience: Manager/Supervisor

Job Description:

The Manager / Sr. Manager of Regional Marketing – APAC will be responsible for coordination and implementation of all regional marketing activities throughout the Asia Pacific region.  Reporting to the VP of Marketing, the Manager/ Sr. manager will work closely with the APAC commercial leader to translate the regional business goals into actionable execution plans that drive demand and revenue growth in the region.  

Essential Functions:

  • Development and delivery of strategic and tactical marketing programs and events as well as the development of positional and promotional campaigns using a range of marketing methodologies, formats, and media channels.
  • Development of high value product positioning, effective sales tools, marketing collateral, and, customer-facing presentations.
  • Execution of highly quality, high impact tradeshows, user meetings and local seminars.
  • Execution of account specific marketing initiatives and programs with Distributor partners, Regional Account Managers and Inside Sales function
  • Coordination of new product launches through our direct sales and distribution channels
  • Collect and analyze, market intelligence, customer segmentation and marketing data analytics, tackling head-on the challenge of developing cutting-edge marketing for a highly innovative life science leader.

Requirements:

  • Track record of market development in the genomics market.
  • Proven ability in strategic marketing, setting tactical plans and tailoring content for specific channels.
  • Experience in delivering end-to-end marketing programs, engaging with the business to ensure smooth planning, consummate execution and accurate measurement of programs.
  • Proven abilities in establishing relationships with high impact KOL and development of advocacy campaigns.
  • Strong business acumen in relevant market analysis, budget and forecast planning.
  • Strong communicator and effective team player.
  • A university degree in associated scientific field with > 8 years' experience in the Life Science, Pharmaceutical or Diagnostics markets
  • A very strong grasp of Genomics, Proteomics, including Gene Expression, DNA Analysis application, Protein Expression
  • Demonstrates a bias for action and results. Takes ownership of important issues. Demonstrates persistence in the face of obstacles.
  • Ability to communicate (verbal & written) effectively within varying levels of internal and external customers. Must be proficient in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to travel worldwide to align adequately with local teams and strategies
  • Self-motivated, highly organized, and meticulous in details.
  • Must be able to work independently, manage multiple projects, communicate proactively, and prioritize daily tasks. ​

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Regulatory Affairs

Department: Regulatory Affairs

City: Seattle

State: WA

Country: United States

Type: Full Time

Experience: Senior Manager/Supervisor

Job Description:

The successful candidate is responsible for assisting in guiding regulatory affairs activities for the regulatory affairs department culminating in the preparation of relevant regulatory filings to FDA and global regulatory authorities, with a particular focus on companion diagnostics.  Responsibilities will include life-cycle management of select pipeline products that are both marketed and in development, maintenance of needed registrations and certifications, and alignment of regulatory strategy with corporate strategy in conjunction with senior management.

Essential Duties:

  • Guiding regulatory affairs staff to successfully participate in product design teams
  • Creates, evaluates and updates Regulatory Affairs policies and procedures to ensure that regulatory compliance is maintained or enhanced, and guides staff in these activities
  • Reviews labeling/promotional/advertising materials, and other documents to ensure compliance, and guides staff in these activities
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant regulations, including proposed and final rules.
  • Interprets RA policies and guidance and correctly apply them as regulatory activities, and guides staff in these activities
  • Development, management and execution of regulatory plans for large-scale projects, including companion diagnostics, and guides senior staff in these activities, as applicable

Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree is required. Preferred education/experience include bioengineering, biological, physical, clinical and regulatory sciences. Advanced degrees (MS, MBA, PhD., etc.) a plus
  • Previous in vitro diagnostic (IVD) nucleic acid experience and/or companion diagnostic (CDx) experience highly preferred
  • 6+ years of experience in Regulatory Affairs with FDA regulated products, minimum of 2 years of successful management experience
  • Previous experience with 510(k), IDE, and/or PMA submissions
  • Good knowledge of FDA QSR and ISO 13485 regulations
  • Experience in a Molecular Biology research environment
  • Strong intellectual capacity and curiosity, and ability to digest complex technical data
  • Certifications: RAC, CQA, CQM  preferred
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence others in a positive and effective manner
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to support multiple projects
  • Proven ability to prepare regulatory submissions and interact with FDA to obtain and maintain product approvals, and equivalent in international markets
  • Proven ability to motivate and develop junior staff

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Department: Regulatory Affairs

City: Seattle

State: WA

Country: United States

Type: Full Time

Experience: Experienced

Job Summary:

Creates, evaluates, and completes International regulatory projects consistent with the company goals. Successful candidate is responsible for assembling regulatory submissions and international dossiers to non-EU territories and supporting/developing international diagnostic expansion.
 

Essential Functions:

  • Oversees select International regulatory projects consistent with the company goals. Ensures timely registration of products in compliance with applicable regulations and guidance.
  • Responsible for the implementation of regulatory strategies through coordination and preparation of submission documents for the registration of new products and changes to existing products in international markets (i.e. Asia, South/Central America, Middle East, Africa and Rest of World) in partnership with other International Specialists.
  • Author and prepare documentation for International product registrations in responsible regions (i.e. Asia and South/Central America, ROW) including; annual reporting, re-licensing, and change reporting. Interact with Regulatory Affairs personnel at regulatory agencies, contract manufacturers and distributors to ensure registrations are current and compliant.
  • Creates and implements regulatory affairs policies and procedures to ensure that regulatory compliance is maintained or enhanced
  • Maintains current knowledge, excellent comprehension and appropriate application of relevant regulations, including proposed and final rules.

Requirements:

  • BA/BS degree is required. Preferred education/experience areas include clinical, engineering, physical, biological, and regulatory sciences, Advanced degrees (MS, PhD., etc.) a plus
  • 4+ years of experience with international medical device regulations (IVD and/or companion diagnostic experience strongly preferred)
  • Previous experience with global regulatory filings (i.e. Japan, China and rest of Asia strongly preferred)
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence others in a positive and effective manner
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to support multiple projects
  • Exemplary verbal and written skills
  • Intellectual curiosity and an ability to digest and communicate complex technical data

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*Relocation assistance is available within the US.


Manufacturing

Department: Manufacturing

City: Seattle

State: WA

Country: United States

Type: Full Time

Experience: Entry Level

Job Description:

We are seeking a Research Associate (Level I) to join our Production group.  In this entry-level role you will learn and perform both manual and automated production processes for the manufacture of reagents needed for the multiplexed detection and quantification of mRNA transcripts from biological samples.

Requirements:

  • A B.S. or B.A. in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or Chemistry with one to two years of relevant laboratory experience
  • Experience performing Molecular Biology protocols and an understanding of nucleic acid processing and purification techniques
  • Experience in either a high-throughput or production environment (desirable)

Additional qualifications include:

  • Detail-oriented and able to work in a timely manner to meet defined schedules and deadlines
  • Strong math, problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to work both independently and within in a team environment
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to integrate with a team working a flexible shift schedule (Sunday-Thursday day shift)

Department: Manufacturing

City: SEATTLE

State: WA

Country: United States

Type: Full Time

Experience: Executive

Job Summary:

The Vice President, Manufacturing is responsible for all Consumables and Reagents Manufacturing at NanoString.  This includes both the Consumables Production and the CodeSet Production teams.   In addition, the Manufacturing Development team reports to the Vice President, Manufacturing.  This person is responsible for all of the following:  on-time delivery of products to customers, maintenance of product inventory, product costs of goods sold (COGS), overhead absorption, process validation, process improvement, effective design transfer of new products into Manufacturing and conformance to all applicable ISO-13485 and FDA QSR/GMP requirements. 

Essential Functions:

  • Lead a team of Managers and Directors in efficient and high quality production of Consumables and Reagents
  • Maintain adequate product inventory for both Finished Goods and key Intermediates
  • Ensure both revenue and customer satisfaction goals are met
  • Work closely with quality groups to ensure compliance with FDA’s QSR and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), and ISO-13485 standards at all times
  • Prepare and present metrics, data and reports to senior management, as needed
  • Review and approve process changes and reports, as needed
  • Ensure the effective use of staff, materials and equipment in producing quality products
  • Partner with Finance to review and revise product standard costs annually
  • Maintain budget and approve expenditures, including hiring requests and offers
  • Formulate and recommend manufacturing policies, procedures and programs
  • Select, develop, and evaluate personnel to ensure the effective and efficient operations

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor or Master’s degree in a Life Sciences field; PhD is preferred.
  • Strong preference for candidates with experience running Manufacturing in a PMA setting  
  • At least 15 years of relevant manufacturing experience, preferably in a diagnostic setting 
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience hiring, leading and managing staff
  • Strong organizational, communication (oral, written and presentation) and leadership skills
  • Experience in experimental design, data analysis, critical thinking, and trouble-shooting skills
  • Financial understanding of basic cost accounting and margin analysis in a standard cost environment
  • Experience working in an ISO-13485 and/or GMP IVDD environment

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Department: Manufacturing

City: Seattle

State: WA

Country: United States

Type: Full Time

Experience: Entry Level

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for supporting the production of Consumables used in nCounter Analysis Systems. The role requires learning and performing both manual and automated production processes for the manufacture of raw, intermediate, and final reagents needed for the multiplexed detection and quantification of many different types of target molecules from biological samples. 

An individual in this position will learn to use professional concepts and apply company policies and procedures to resolve routine issues in addition to acquiring the skills to use equipment, perform SOP's and other group duties, use Document Control systems, ERP systems, etc.

Work Schedule: Tuesday-Saturday Day Shift (shift differential available)

Essential Functions:

  • Follow detailed work instructions and adhere to quality regulations
  • Collaborate with Consumables Production teammates and leaders to prioritize and schedule daily production needs
  • Work both independently and in a team environment
  • Perform Incoming QC on raw materials
  • Prep raw materials for inclusion in final products
  • Assemble fluidic device for use in nCounter Analysis Systems
  • Perform oligo derivatization to magnetic particles
  • Operate liquid-handling automation to prepare reagent plates for use in nCounter Analysis Systems
  • Perform QC testing of intermediate and final products
  • Manufacture intermediate reagents such as buffers, dilutions, resuspensions, etc.
  • Aliquot buffers for both internal customers and commercial use in nCounter Analysis Systems

Requirements (Education, Experience, Specific Skills):

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline
  • 0-2 years of hands-on laboratory experience in a medical device, biotechnology, or academic setting
  • Strong analytical, organizational, documentation and communications capabilities
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet defined deadlines
  • Experience in either a high-throughput or production environment (desirable)
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Dynamics NAV or other ERP/MRP system (desirable)
  • Knowledge of ISO-13485, ISO-14971 and/or QSR 21 CFR 820 (desirable)
  • Familiarity with MasterControl or other EQMS system (desirable)
  • Ability to lift and carry 20-25lb freezer/refrigerator racks
  • Willing to work a flexible shift schedule

Other

  • 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.

 

Department: Manufacturing

City: Seattle

State: WA

Country: United States

Type: Full Time

Experience: Entry Level

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for supporting the production of Consumables used in nCounter Analysis Systems. The role requires learning and performing both manual and automated production processes for the manufacture of raw, intermediate, and final reagents needed for the multiplexed detection and quantification of many different types of target molecules from biological samples. 

An individual in this position will learn to use professional concepts and apply company policies and procedures to resolve routine issues in addition to acquiring the skills to use equipment, perform SOP's and other group duties, use Document Control systems, ERP systems, etc.

Work Schedule: Tuesday-Saturday Day Shift (shift differential available)

Essential Functions:

  • Follow detailed work instructions and adhere to quality regulations
  • Collaborate with Consumables Production teammates and leaders to prioritize and schedule daily production needs
  • Work both independently and in a team environment
  • Perform Incoming QC on raw materials
  • Prep raw materials for inclusion in final products
  • Assemble fluidic device for use in nCounter Analysis Systems
  • Perform oligo derivatization to magnetic particles
  • Operate liquid-handling automation to prepare reagent plates for use in nCounter Analysis Systems
  • Perform QC testing of intermediate and final products
  • Manufacture intermediate reagents such as buffers, dilutions, resuspensions, etc.
  • Aliquot buffers for both internal customers and commercial use in nCounter Analysis Systems

Requirements (Education, Experience, Specific Skills):

  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline
  • 0-2 years of hands-on laboratory experience in a medical device, biotechnology, or academic setting
  • Strong analytical, organizational, documentation and communications capabilities
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet defined deadlines
  • Experience in either a high-throughput or production environment (desirable)
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Dynamics NAV or other ERP/MRP system (desirable)
  • Knowledge of ISO-13485, ISO-14971 and/or QSR 21 CFR 820 (desirable)
  • Familiarity with MasterControl or other EQMS system (desirable)
  • Ability to lift and carry 20-25lb freezer/refrigerator racks
  • Willing to work a flexible shift schedule

Other

  • 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.

 


Service/Engineering

Department: Service/Engineering

City: Seattle

State: WA

Country: United States

Type: Full Time

Experience: Manager/Supervisor

Job Summary:

The Manager, Sustaining Engineering is responsible for leading the Instrument and Cartridge Sustaining engineering function within the Operations Organization. The Manager, Sustaining Engineering is responsible for providing the engineering leadership for the Operations organization and management of the Sustaining Engineering team.  Primary support includes ongoing improvements to cost, quality, and Manufacturing efficiency through new and existing OEM partnerships for our Instrument and Cartridge product lines.

Essential Functions:

  • Manages the Sustaining Engineering staff in the support of programs to assure that existing and new Instrument and Cartridge designs can be manufactured cost effectively.
  • Reviews new Instrument and Cartridge product designs for manufacturability, provides oversight of pilot production for new products and assists with the development of manufacturing-related inputs to new product teams.
  • Leads Sustaining Engineering staff in the preparation and maintenance of procedures and instructions in an ISO-13485/GMP environment;
  • Responsible for research, development, and documentation of practices, processes, manufacturing flow, facilities and tooling development necessary to support the manufacture of Instrument and Cartridge products in an efficient and cost effective manner.
  • Leads the development of manufacturing test systems for both hardware and software.
  • In partnership with the Quality Organization, provide technical solutions for Manufacturing or customer issues.
  • Develops schedules and ensures milestones are met, work is prioritized and that adequate resources are made available to support such schedules.
  • Provides technical assistance and training to production work teams.
  • Leads overall technical strategy with assistance of the Operations leadership team with the development of department direction and plans to carry out overall operations plans and functions. Actively participates in strategic and tactical planning.
  • Establishes annual "smart" goals for personnel in support of growth and meeting departmental objectives.
  • Coaches and mentors staff towards overall development and growth
  • Assures that departmental training tools are in place and that periodic training is scheduled and held as appropriate.

Requirements:

  • Master's Degree in Industrial, Manufacturing or Mechanical Engineering highly preferred. 
  • 7 to 10 years related experience in an operational environment in Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering. Prior design, molding, or automation experience a plus. Experience in high volume manufacturing as well as manual assembly operations.
  • Manufacturing experience in an ISO=13485 (Medical Device)/GMP environment
  • Minimum 5 years engineering management experience
  • Ability to coordinate and facilitate discussions between Operations, Quality, R&D, Service and/or Customers regarding the design and manufacture of Instrument and Cartridge products
  • Ability to understand and apply Risk Analysis and FMEA concepts.
  • Have a proven track record working with SolidWorks CAD software and Enterprise Product Data Management (EPDM)
  • Knowledge of microfluidics systems and micro fabrication techniques.
  • Understanding of metal stamping, progressive dies, injection molding, and high cavitation tooling preferred
  • Ability to utilize Microsoft Office Suite
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Process-oriented mentality
  • Strong problem solving capabilities
  • Strong project management skills

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Information Technology

Department: Information Technology

City: Seattle

State: WA

Country: United States

Type: Full Time

Experience: Mid Level

Job Summary

We are seeking an IT Business Systems Analyst to join our IT team to provide advanced support for Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Dynamics CRM. The ideal candidate will drive the delivery of IT solutions to enhance business systems, process and efficiencies.  Lead internal IT resources, end users, and external consultants, to implement technology solutions that positively supports business initiatives and goals.

Essential Functions

  • Participates in all key areas in the project methodology including: diagnostic, proof of concept, analysis, specification documentation, training, software installation services, and other related services
  • Provides support to business partners and advises on solution best practice strategies for successful implementations
  • Support and cooperate with the System Administration team and vendors to move the implementation forward positively
  • Complete support requests with a quick turnaround to resolution
  • Communicate proactively with the IT team and end users
  • Writes functional requirement documents for clients as appropriate per project
  • Performs and assists with analysis with end users to define business, process, functional requirements and data requirements
  • Provides regular updates (project status, issues for escalation, billable hours) to IT management and key business stakeholders involved in the project
  • Troubleshoots software and implementation issues and provides, where required, workaround and functional implementation guidance
  • Gathers business, process and integration requirements
  • Supports end users in preparing, documenting and testing scenarios
  • Participates in all internal project planning and team meetings as required
  • Mentor junior team members as required

Requirements

  • At least 5 years of experience in a similar role in a dynamic high growth environment
  • University Degree or College Diploma in Computer Science, or related job experience\
  • Prior experience with Microsoft Dynamics NAV and CRM or similar preferred
  • Advanced level skills in MS Office (Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook), SharePoint, and the ability to work within Web based applications
  • Strong organizational ability
  • Detail & Result oriented
  • Must be proactive, self-motivated and strong in time management
  • Prepared to show initiative in improving existing processes and defining new ones
  • Demonstrated strong team work ethic and the ability to lead and manage others
  • Must be a strong communicator (written and verbal) both with internal teams and external vendors and partners
  • Must have a strong sense of business process and provide best practice strategies for Microsoft Dynamics NAV and/or Microsoft Dynamics CRM.
  • Be a creative problem solver
  • Prior system and user acceptance testing experience

Lab Services

Department: Lab Services

City: Seattle

State: WA

Country: United States

Type: Full Time

Experience: Mid Level

Job Summary: 

NanoString Technologies is seeking an energetic and highly motivated Instrumentation and Calibration Technician who will report to the Manager of Lab Services and will be primarily responsible for supporting the Production and R&D labs.

The Instrumentation and Calibration Technicians are the first line of defense for maintaining the integrity and performance of all lab related equipment at NanoString.  The primary responsibilities of this role include installations, preventive maintenance, calibration testing, troubleshooting, and general repairs on a variety of components, analytical equipment and instrumentation intended for laboratory and manufacturing use.  Additionally, this role also maintains the environmental monitoring system and temperature mapping of all lab cold storage units. 

Essential Functions:

  • Monitor and maintain the environmental monitoring system
  • Troubleshoot, maintain, and service a variety of lab equipment, including routine calibration and PM services
  • Coordinate outsourced services with qualified vendors
  • Support the purchase, receipt, installation, and qualifications of new lab equipment
  • Accurately generate, or review, service related documents and maintain equipment files
  • Perform Lab Services administrative functions as necessary
  • Maintains spare parts and equipment inventory
  • Consistently deliver a high level of customer service to all employees
  • Demonstrated ability to independently manage multiple tasks and projects with competing priorities and deadlines
  • Clearly articulate, verbally or in written format, project plans, resolutions, summaries, etc., to cross-functional departments as needed

Requirements (Education, Experience, Specific Skills):

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant science or engineering related field, but equivalent experience may be substituted for education at the discretion of the hiring manager
  • Minimum of 2 years, or equivalent work-related experience with a basic understanding of small equipment components and functionality is desirable
  • Basic computer skills and good communication skills are essential
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 lbs
  • Must be willing to work weekends to support the weekend production schedule, after a period of training has been completed

Research & Development

Department: Research & Development

City: Seattle

State: WA

Country: United States

Type: Full Time

Experience: Mid Level

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 also will be required to use molecular biology techniques to develop new molecular diagnostic reagents.  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 Functions:

  • Use molecular biology techniques to develop and validate new molecular diagnostic reagents for use in diagnostic gene signature assays
  • 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
  • Work as part of cross functional team to deliver new diagnostic products on tight timelines

Requirements (Education, Experience, Specific Skills):

  • Ph.D. in molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, 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.
  • Detailed understanding of state-of-the-art molecular biology techniques
  • Extensive knowledge of nucleic acid manipulation and characterization techniques (i.e., NGS, Q-PCR or hybridization assays)
  • 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
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills exemplified by clear oral presentations and written documentation
  • Familiarity with software tools used for the analysis of gene expression data
  • Familiarity with a statistical analysis package is strongly preferred but not required

Business Development

Department: Business Development

City: Seattle

State: WA

Country: United States

Type: Full Time

Experience: Mid Level

Job Summary:

Unique opportunity to join NanoString's Corporate and Business department and act as key resource to the Business Development team and the management group. In this role, you'll use your industry experience and business savvy to provide project coordination and executive administrative support. Apply your analytical and project skills to manage project information across the spectrum of corporate and business development activities. Direct report to the Senior Vice-President, Corporate & Business Development.

Essential Functions:

  • Provide coordination and executive administrative support to SVP and team as applicable (i.e., travel, calendar, scheduling, presentation support, meeting/retreat coordination, expense reports, telephone, correspondence, etc.)
  • Coordinate conference and partnership meeting schedules, outreach tracking, cross-functional alignment, and post conference reporting
  • Proactively monitor key companies of interest by conducting literature and news searches, researching pharmaceutical and biotech products, pipelines and industry trends
  • Provide competitive landscape, deal comparable and market assessments/analysis
  • Coordinate evaluation, due diligence and negotiation activities with potential partner companies
  • Maintain Business Development database for new opportunities and active projects
  • Maintain Business Development integration in CRM platform. Facilitate cross-functional data sharing
  • Some travel may be requested (~5%)

Qualifications and Requirements (Education, Experience, Specific Skills):

  • Two to three years' experience in association with a life science/biopharma company, ideally with business development exposure
  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific or business field or equivalent experience
  • Solid computer skills, including advanced proficiency with entire Microsoft Office Suite
  • Previous experience with CRM platforms (i.e. Microsft Dynamics, Salesforce) preferred
  • Ability to multi-task with excellent organization and proactive problem-solving skills
  • Strong communication and analytical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with team members
  • Ability to coordinate cross-functional team activities and projects

Product Development

Department: Product Development

City: Seattle

State: WA

Country: United States

Type: Full Time

Experience: Experienced

Job Summary:

NanoString Technologies is seeking an experienced Scientist to join our Diagnostics Development team.  This individual will work with a cross functional team to develop new molecular diagnostic and companion diagnostic products with a particular focus in Oncology.  This individual will be responsible for developing and validating novel diagnostic gene signature assays on the nCounter Dx Analysis System.  This individual 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.  This individual also will be required to use molecular biology techniques to develop new molecular diagnostic reagents.  This individual will be expected to provide technical leadership and communicate results to the cross functional team, as well as contribute as an individual researcher.

Essential Functions:

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

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, or related field with a minimum of 2 years of relevant post-doctoral or work experience, or an M.S. with commensurate relevant work experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of state-of-the-art molecular biology and nucleic acid hybridization techniques (i.e., gene expression analysis, NGS, or Q-PCR assays)
  • Prior experience developing Dx or CDx assays is highly preferred
  • Prior experience working in an ISO certified or QSR certified facility and experience developing products for the life sciences and/or molecular diagnostics industries is also preferred
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills exemplified by clear oral presentations and written documentation

Familiarity with software tools used for the analysis of gene expression data

Other:

  • See benefits at www.NanoString.com
  • 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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Department: Product Development

City: Seattle

State: WA

Country: United States

Type: Full Time

Experience: Experienced

Job Summary:

NanoString Technologies is seeking an experienced Scientist to join our Diagnostics Development team.  This individual will work with a cross functional team to develop new molecular diagnostic and companion diagnostic products with a particular focus in Oncology.  This individual will be responsible for developing and validating novel diagnostic gene signature assays on the nCounter Dx Analysis System.  This individual 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.  This individual also will be required to use molecular biology techniques to develop new molecular diagnostic reagents.  This individual will be expected to provide technical leadership and communicate results to the cross functional team, as well as contribute as an individual researcher.

Essential Functions:

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

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, or related field with a minimum of 8 years of relevant post-doctoral or work experience, or an M.S. with commensurate relevant work experience.
  • Extensive knowledge of state-of-the-art molecular biology and nucleic acid hybridization techniques (i.e., gene expression analysis, NGS, or Q-PCR assays)
  • Prior experience developing Dx or CDx assays is highly preferred
  • Prior experience working in an ISO certified or QSR certified facility and experience developing products for the life sciences and/or molecular diagnostics industries is also preferred
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills exemplified by clear oral presentations and written documentation
  • Familiarity with software tools used for the analysis of gene expression data

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