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).

For more information about NanoString Technologies, please visit our company overview.

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: Paris

Country: France

Type: Full Time

Experience: Mid Level

Job Summary:

The Regional Project Specialist will be responsible for managing and growing a network of customers within an assigned territory of accounts.  Their focus will be two-fold; foster current customer relationships to maximize pull through, and develop new customer relationships to increase revenue generation across the install base.  They will work closely with the Life Sciences commercial teams including Regional Account Managers, Field Application Scientists and Inside Sales to ensure successful partnering to achieve revenue goals.

Territory: France and French Speaking Switzerland

Essential Functions:

  • Grow existing customer relationships, and establish new customer relationships to achieve assigned consumables sales quotas including monthly and quarterly linearity targets and drive instrument pull through on the existing territory nCounter installed base.
  • Become recognized as the go to ‘project consultant’ by customers, in order to generate new consumables projects and expand existing customer projects to grow revenue. Maintain expert domain knowledge on applications, new NanoString publications and NanoString products in order to have maximum credibility and impact with customers and to counter detail effectively versus competitor offerings.
  • Drive the entire CodeSet project sales cycle from initial customer engagement to closed sales.
  • Prospect for potential customers using direct methods such as calling and face to face meetings, and indirect methods such as networking and partnering with FAS (Field Applications Specialists) and ISR (Inside Sales Representatives).
  • Qualify prospects against company criteria for ideal customers and sales stage gating.
  • Regularly present to key decision makers and laboratory staff to drive awareness of NanoString products and applications.
  • Work with technical support and FAS where required to address customer project requirements. Rapidly handover standard requests for technical support to the FAS and internal technical support teams.
  • Develop and maintain territory plans with FAS and ISR which outline how sales targets will be met on an ongoing basis. Maintain expert knowledge on consortia, opportunities presented by new grants and other funding sources at the territory level.
  • 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.
  • Partner with marketing to plan and execute lead generation and awareness 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 years of related field sales experience, with a proven track record of success. 
  • 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.
  • Strong administration skills including CRM and process documentation with a focus on process improvement 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 

 

 

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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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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Operations

Department: Operations

City: Seattle

State: WA

Country: United States

Type: Full Time

Experience: Entry Level

Job Summary:

The Sales Order Administrator I is a communication based administrative position that works with closely with customers, the sales team, and internal departments to process orders, communicate information to internal teams and support the sales team.

Essential Functions:

  • Review purchase orders using quotes generated by the sales team. Verify and enter all appropriate order information including products, pricing, discounts, shipping details, etc.  in Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
  • Creates internal orders and obtains the appropriate approvals at the request of internal departments.
  • Respond to customer and purchasing inquiries via email and phone.
  • Processes customer credit card orders over the phone
  • Collaborates with Invoicing, Supply Chain, Legal and other internal teams to review agreements and create accounts and orders under new agreements and collaborations.
  • Works closely with sales representatives, customers & supply chain to ensure accurate and timely delivery of customer orders.
  • Learn new products and adapt to constantly changing processes in a fast paced and challenging workplace.
  • Identify areas of improvement and helps to implement processes improvements.

Requirements (Education, Experience, Specific Skills):

  • A college education with a four-year degree in a Life Science
  • 1-2 years of relevant experience in a customer facing role at a biotech company, preferably within life sciences or diagnostics related business
  • Previous experience in order processing using an ERP or CRM system, preferably Microsoft Dynamics NAV or Microsoft Dynamics CRM
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to work quickly and accurately.
  • Team player with a can-do attitude & strong problem solving skills
  • Extremely organized with the ability to prioritize their workload
  • Ability to work both independently and cross-functionally
  • Ability to learn new skills and software quickly. Proficient in the use of standard software packages such as MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Department: Operations

City: Seattle

State: WA

Country: United States

Type: Full Time

Experience: Entry Level

Job Summary:

The Sales Order Administrator I is a communication based administrative position that works with closely with customers, the sales team, and internal departments to process orders, communicate information to internal teams and support the sales team.

Essential Functions:

  • Review purchase orders using quotes generated by the sales team. Verify and enter all appropriate order information including products, pricing, discounts, shipping details, etc.  in Microsoft Dynamics NAV.
  • Creates internal orders and obtains the appropriate approvals at the request of internal departments.
  • Respond to customer and purchasing inquiries via email and phone.
  • Processes customer credit card orders over the phone
  • Collaborates with Invoicing, Supply Chain, Legal and other internal teams to review agreements and create accounts and orders under new agreements and collaborations.
  • Works closely with sales representatives, customers & supply chain to ensure accurate and timely delivery of customer orders.
  • Learn new products and adapt to constantly changing processes in a fast paced and challenging workplace.
  • Identify areas of improvement and helps to implement processes improvements.

Requirements (Education, Experience, Specific Skills):

  • A college education with a four-year degree in a Life Science
  • 1-2 years of relevant experience in a customer facing role at a biotech company, preferably within life sciences or diagnostics related business
  • Previous experience in order processing using an ERP or CRM system, preferably Microsoft Dynamics NAV or Microsoft Dynamics CRM
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to work quickly and accurately.
  • Team player with a can-do attitude & strong problem solving skills
  • Extremely organized with the ability to prioritize their workload
  • Ability to work both independently and cross-functionally
  • Ability to learn new skills and software quickly. Proficient in the use of standard software packages such as MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint

 

 

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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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Diagnostics Sales

Department: Diagnostics Sales

City: Paris

State: Northern France

Country: France

Type: Full Time

Experience: Experienced

Job Summary:

Nanostring Technologies seeks to recruit a qualified individual to fill in the newly created position in the diagnostic testing division of Sales Specialist Oncologie - Diagnostic - France  (North Region). Reporting to the Country Manager France-Benelux-UK-Switzerland, he/she will be responsible for first establishing and then growing  Nanostring’s Diagnostic business in his/her area of responsibility (Unicancer Centers,  Academic Hospitals and  Private Centers).

The successful candidate for the role will work closely with the Country Manager and European Medical Affairs Director to define Nanostring’s France commercial plan for his/her area of responsibility and its execution in the country. The successful candidate for the role will lead a part of the France commercial activities of the diagnostic version of the nCounter platform and in vitro diagnostic assays, beginning with the recently approved breast cancer assay, Prosigna. This new member of the commercial team will have direct responsibility for sales revenue.

The successful candidate for the role will work with the Country Manager to maximize sales revenues from the Unicancer Centers, academic hospitals and key Private Centers, and drive growth by articulating a thoughtful, evidence-based rationale for how practicing Oncologists and Pathologists can use Nanostring’s diagnostic tests to improve outcomes whilst also reducing costs through the accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment of disease. The successful candidate  will consequently need to be comfortable in dialoguing with the most senior thought leaders and decision-makers in the field of Oncology, also need to analyse the market and detect the best and faster opportunities to develop the business. In addition, this position will work closely with the marketing team in order to detect, organize and execute marketing activities (congresses, tradeshows, seminars…).

Essential Functions:

  • Focus on successfully launching the Prosigna breast cancer assay in the Unicancer Centers, maximizing sales, developing the market and increasing the test demand
  • Develop a go-to-market strategy to launch Prosigna in key Private Centers and in Academic Hospitals
  • Help develop commercial and activities plan for his/her area of responsibility
  • Be responsible for own performance, checking own progress against goals  established in collaboration with line manager
  • Communicating feedback promptly with line manager and addressing issues accordingly
  • Make Prosigna known through marketing activities to the breast cancer community and attend the most relevant congresses and seminars. Marketing activities should be aligned with the Country and EU strategy and tactics, aligned with budget allocations and after medical affairs consultation ( for relevance and compliance)
  • Develop commercial activities related to Diagnostic Business for NanoString Technologies in the North part of France, in line:
    • With the strategy defined by the Country Manager and approved by Nanostring Headquarters
    • With quality policies of the company
    • With local specific regulations and both local and global regulatory matters

Requirements:

  • Scientific background (biologist, biochemistry, pharmacy, medicine, etc…)
  • Commercial diagnostics or Pharmaceutical experience is strongly preferred
  • 5+ years of commercial leadership experience, including revenue responsibility and a proven track record of successfully launching Oncology drugs and/or diagnostics, ideally in lean and fast-paced organizations
  • Importantly,
  • Experience in Sales Development especially in growing Oncology businesses in France.
  • Experience playing a key role in launching a commercially successful drug, molecular diagnostic or have experience in the sales of a companion diagnostic to the Oncology community are of particular interest.
  • communication skills to work effectively with external constituents, such as clinicians, KOLs, as well as with internal stakeholders
  • Knowledge of diagnostic market in France
  • Specific experience in product or services in the diagnosis or treatment of breast cancer
  • Ideally, Native or resident of the country, demonstrating affinity and knowledge of the country, its culture and people
  • Strong influencing and convincing skills and experience with regards to Oncologists and Pathologists
  • Flexibility and cultural sensitivity to work in a rapidly growing yet still small company
  • Able to operate autonomously yet within a structured corporate environment
  • Driven, self-motivated, independent, dependable and passionate individual with strong leadership ability and excellent project and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
  • Good interaction with colleagues, supportive of team work.

 

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**Note: The official title for this position is: Associate Regional Business Manager. 

Department: Diagnostics Sales

City: Salt Lake City

State: UT

Country: United States

Type: Full Time

Experience: Experienced

Job Summary: 

Under the leadership of the North American Sales Director, the Diagnostics Key Account Manager (KAM) is responsible for effectively partnering with the National Accounts Director (NAD) to identify targeted accounts for the successful growth over goal of the Company’s diagnostic franchise and, the Prosigna Breast Cancer Assay, for their specified targeted funnel accounts.  Included in the job tasks is the effective collaboration with NADs, Market Access, Sales, Marketing, Medical Affairs and Legal to achieve and exceed territory sales goals.   Customer segments include large oncology community practices, and oncology network practices, National Oncology System Affiliation/Alliances and national cancer centers (i.e. CTCA, SCRI/HCA, QCCA, Hybrid (PSA) LPP Accounts, and Collaborative Oncology Practice Groups).  The Key Account Manager will achieve all assigned goals as appropriate and maintain compliance with all NanoString standards.

Key Accounts located in: Seattle/Tacoma, Salt Lake City, and Portland. We prefer this person be based in one of these cities.

Essential Functions:

  • Meet agreed to quarterly Prosigna revenue targets and test volumes in the territory (this will be the basis for the incentive compensation plan for the position holder).
  • Drive utilization of Prosigna tests through reimbursed tests and through the PPSP program.
  • Drive clinical awareness and education across all assigned accounts and specified customer targets to drive product adoption and achieve and exceed established sales goals. Key customer targets include:
    • Medical Oncologist
    • PA/NP
    • Practice Administrators
    • Financial Counselors
    • Lab Personnel
  • Work directly with NADs on large practice & physician network partnership initiatives
  • Follow and update the target funnel account list with the direction of the NADs in CRM
  • Partnering with NADs with implementation and follow-up pre/post instrument installation
  • Follow and update action plan/POA for all assigned accounts
  • Track activities and submit reports on sales activities to NADs and NA Sales Director in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Coordinate and lead targeted state society meetings
  • Uncover and share changing market dynamics within the community-based oncology practice environment
  • Strategic account management, plan of action (POA) execution, and communication
  • Interactions with internal and external personnel as appropriate
  • Appropriate coordination with other NSTG customer facing groups, (i.e., RBMs, LS, MAD, Medical) as necessary to address customer needs
  • Identify and staff assigned GPO network and national/regional community oncology meetings
  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and access to, territory and regional breast cancer oncologists, oncology surgeons, and medical oncologists
  • Present brand message to targeted customer segments utilizing approved marketing resources
  • Comply with all Federal and State laws, regulations and policies that govern the conduct of NSTG activities
  • Consistent and routine collaboration with NADs and NA Sales Director on field activity and competitive intelligence to ensure alignment and appropriate direction

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in scientific discipline or related field (MBA or advanced degree is preferred)
  • A minimum 5 years account management/oncology marketplace, biotech, or oncology diagnostics
  • A minimum of 8 years sales experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech, or oncology diagnostics
  • Proven, documented track record for delivering consistent, 'top-tier' sales results and exceeding revenue targets.
  • Deep working knowledge and demonstrated relationships with medical oncologists in large community practices, network practices, and national cancer centers
  • Strategic account management; developing contracting strategies; contract implementation, execution and contract management
  • Previous experience with launching oncology/diagnostic products is preferred
  • Demonstrated clinical and scientific knowledge including deep knowledge of the breast cancer marketplace (preferred), and other oncology tumor/disease areas
  • Demonstrated strong knowledge and understanding of the community oncology business model, the reimbursement landscape, and the various distribution channel segments
  • Demonstrated ability to educate and promote new medical technology
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to establish cross-functional relationships
  • High degree of accountability and ownership
  • Previous experience in developing & implementing attainable account plans is required
  • Strong ability to assess and interpret market trends, financial data, customer needs, and competitive intelligence data is required
  • Significant travel required – 70%, weekend travel and flexibility with schedule is required.
  • Candidate must reside in the assigned territory (Florida).

Preferred Skills:

  • Previous experience in launching new oncology products or indications within oncology physician networks preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience managing the oncology physician network segment of the business.
  • Exceptional acumen and understanding of the community-based oncology landscape.

 

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Department: Diagnostics Sales

City: Seattle

State: WA

Country: United States

Type: Full Time

Experience: Experienced

Job Summary: 

Under the leadership of the North American Sales Director, the Diagnostics Key Account Manager (KAM) is responsible for effectively partnering with the National Accounts Director (NAD) to identify targeted accounts for the successful growth over goal of the Company’s diagnostic franchise and, the Prosigna Breast Cancer Assay, for their specified targeted funnel accounts.  Included in the job tasks is the effective collaboration with NADs, Market Access, Sales, Marketing, Medical Affairs and Legal to achieve and exceed territory sales goals.   Customer segments include large oncology community practices, and oncology network practices, National Oncology System Affiliation/Alliances and national cancer centers (i.e. CTCA, SCRI/HCA, QCCA, Hybrid (PSA) LPP Accounts, and Collaborative Oncology Practice Groups).  The Key Account Manager will achieve all assigned goals as appropriate and maintain compliance with all NanoString standards.

Key Accounts located in: Seattle/Tacoma, Salt Lake City, and Portland. We prefer this person be based in one of these cities.

Essential Functions:

  • Meet agreed to quarterly Prosigna revenue targets and test volumes in the territory (this will be the basis for the incentive compensation plan for the position holder).
  • Drive utilization of Prosigna tests through reimbursed tests and through the PPSP program.
  • Drive clinical awareness and education across all assigned accounts and specified customer targets to drive product adoption and achieve and exceed established sales goals. Key customer targets include:
    • Medical Oncologist
    • PA/NP
    • Practice Administrators
    • Financial Counselors
    • Lab Personnel
  • Work directly with NADs on large practice & physician network partnership initiatives
  • Follow and update the target funnel account list with the direction of the NADs in CRM
  • Partnering with NADs with implementation and follow-up pre/post instrument installation
  • Follow and update action plan/POA for all assigned accounts
  • Track activities and submit reports on sales activities to NADs and NA Sales Director in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Coordinate and lead targeted state society meetings
  • Uncover and share changing market dynamics within the community-based oncology practice environment
  • Strategic account management, plan of action (POA) execution, and communication
  • Interactions with internal and external personnel as appropriate
  • Appropriate coordination with other NSTG customer facing groups, (i.e., RBMs, LS, MAD, Medical) as necessary to address customer needs
  • Identify and staff assigned GPO network and national/regional community oncology meetings
  • Demonstrate knowledge of, and access to, territory and regional breast cancer oncologists, oncology surgeons, and medical oncologists
  • Present brand message to targeted customer segments utilizing approved marketing resources
  • Comply with all Federal and State laws, regulations and policies that govern the conduct of NSTG activities
  • Consistent and routine collaboration with NADs and NA Sales Director on field activity and competitive intelligence to ensure alignment and appropriate direction

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in scientific discipline or related field (MBA or advanced degree is preferred)
  • A minimum 5 years account management/oncology marketplace, biotech, or oncology diagnostics
  • A minimum of 8 years sales experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech, or oncology diagnostics
  • Proven, documented track record for delivering consistent, 'top-tier' sales results and exceeding revenue targets.
  • Deep working knowledge and demonstrated relationships with medical oncologists in large community practices, network practices, and national cancer centers
  • Strategic account management; developing contracting strategies; contract implementation, execution and contract management
  • Previous experience with launching oncology/diagnostic products is preferred
  • Demonstrated clinical and scientific knowledge including deep knowledge of the breast cancer marketplace (preferred), and other oncology tumor/disease areas
  • Demonstrated strong knowledge and understanding of the community oncology business model, the reimbursement landscape, and the various distribution channel segments
  • Demonstrated ability to educate and promote new medical technology
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to establish cross-functional relationships
  • High degree of accountability and ownership
  • Previous experience in developing & implementing attainable account plans is required
  • Strong ability to assess and interpret market trends, financial data, customer needs, and competitive intelligence data is required
  • Significant travel required – 70%, weekend travel and flexibility with schedule is required.
  • Candidate must reside in the assigned territory (Florida).

Preferred Skills:

  • Previous experience in launching new oncology products or indications within oncology physician networks preferred.
  • In-depth knowledge and experience managing the oncology physician network segment of the business.
  • Exceptional acumen and understanding of the community-based oncology landscape.

Department: Diagnostics Sales

City: Tampa

State: FL

Country: United States

Type: Full Time

Experience: Mid Level

Job Summary: 

Our Region Business Managers are responsible for driving sales growth of the Company's diagnostic franchise and, the Prosigna Breast Cancer Assay, in identified targeted accounts.  Successful Regional Business Managers work in close collaboration with Managed Markets, Marketing, Medical Affairs and Legal to achieve territory goals.  Additionally, a high priority must be given to depth of knowledge in the oncology market place and ongoing continued education in the clinical/scientific aspects of cancer diagnosis and treatment.  Customer segments will focus on academic centers, and hospital owned/affiliated community oncology, as well as regional and national lab partners.  

Territory: FL, AL, GA, SC, NC, TN, MS (Home base any major city in Florida)

Responsibilities:

  • Consistently achieve and exceed sales objectives in assigned territory
  • Creates and maintains strategic account-specific business plans that reflect an in-depth understanding of market forces impacting product adoption
  • Demonstrate knowledge of, access to and the ability to influence territory medical oncologists, breast cancer specialists and surgeons
  • Demonstrate and deliver strong in-depth clinical, technical and scientific knowledge in Breast Cancer/Oncology/Diagnostics to our customers
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to identify and qualify new accounts
  • Identify customer needs and deliver compelling sales messages customized to the opportunity and customer
  • Demonstrate the ability to bring value to the customer interactions by providing a high level of product expertise and customer service to all accounts
  • Track activities and submit reports on sales activities accurately & on-time
  • Manage Commercial lab relationships/collaborations to advance Nanostring's Diagnostic business needs
  • Proactively interact with NanoString management to refine product and market initiatives
  • Effectively and efficiently prioritize, manage time, resources and workload
  • Provide clear actionable market intelligence to internal stakeholders which can aid in refining strategy 
  • Establish and utilize account management processes, field insight reporting and CRM
  • Comply with all Federal and State laws, regulations and policies that govern the conduct of NanoString's activities
  • Business travel, by air, train or car is required for regular internal and external business meetings.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in scientific or business discipline or related field (MBA or advanced degree is preferred)
  • A minimum of 5 years sales experience in the pharmaceutical, biotech, or oncology diagnostics
  • Demonstrated clinical and scientific knowledge including deep knowledge of the oncology marketplace, required
  • Successful management of a large geographic territory
  • Previous experience with launching diagnostic products is preferred.
  • Proven, documented track record for delivering consistent, 'Top-tier' sales results
  • Demonstrated ability to educate and influence HCP's to adopt new medical technology
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to establish cross-functional relationships
  • Previous experience in developing & implementing attainable account plans is required
  • Strong ability to assess and interpret market trends, financial data, customer needs, and competitive intelligence data is required
  • Effectively communicate and manage all responsibilities in a remote, high travel setting
  • Ability and willingness to travel within the geographic area and other domestic travel as required >40%

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Research & Development

Department: Research & Development

City: Seattle

State: WA

Country: United States

Type: Full Time

Experience: Mid Level

Job Description:

The NanoString nCounter digital molecular barcoding technology enables highly multiplexed, quantitative measurement of analytes of interest (DNA, RNA, miRNA, or protein) from a wide variety of sample formats with easy to use experimental protocols. The Applications team is seeking a highly motivated Scientist I to leverage the NanoString platform to molecularly characterize biological samples to support collaborations and internal development efforts. This person will be responsible for performing experiments independently (including preparing samples, running nCounter and additional assays, and analyzing multiplexed, multi-analyte data) and working with the team to interact with collaborators and prepare results for presentation and publication. This person will be expected to have subject expertise in immunology or oncology and a working knowledge of immuno-oncology therapeutic strategies. We estimate that this position will require 70% benchwork/30% deskwork.

Essential Functions:

  • Purify DNA, RNA, miRNA, and protein from FFPE tissue sections, frozen tissue samples, cryopreserved cells, and biological fluids (e.g. whole blood or plasma)
  • Perform molecular profiling using the nCounter reagents
  • Perform supportive assays to validate NanoString results, including western blots, ELISA, flow cytometry, qPCR, IHC, etc
  • Perform data analysis with the NanoString nSolver package and advanced analysis tools
  • Maintain excellent lab records, participate in weekly lab meetings, communicate with collaborators by email, phone, and in person, work closely with a team of scientists and technicians to achieve goals

Requirements (Education, Experience, Specific Skills):

  • Ph.D. in immunology, oncology, molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, genetics, or related field
  • Familiarity and experience with molecular biology, cell culture of primary cells and cell lines, and tissue handling
  • Familiarity with a statistical analysis package is strongly preferred but not required
  • Experience in the life science industry is preferred but not required
  • Post-doctoral work in a relevant field preferred but not required
  • Ability to work both independently and as member of a project team

Department: Research & Development

City: Seattle

State: WA

Country: United States

Type: Full Time

Experience: Experienced

Job Summary:

We are seeking an Engineer to join our Research and Development group.  In this role you will work on the development of instrumentation and consumables for new genomic tools.  See recently released Sprint TM (http://nanostringsprint.com/). In particular, this position is focused on the development of hardware related to recently announced technologies: Digital IHC enabling spatial multiplexing on tissue slices; and the Hyb & Seq TM technology (NGS), a novel single-molecule hybridization-based sequencing chemistry. The work is highly interdisciplinary and will involve working closely with biologists, software engineers, and external OEM manufacturers.  The applicant will be expected to contribute to the development of instrument/consumable prototypes for feasibility and aid in the testing of these systems. Additionally, the applicant will be expected to work with OEM partners and assist in the development of the new systems up to and through commercialization and transfer to manufacturing. The applicant will be expected to have strong verbal and written communication skills and will be expected to manage communication with OEM partners.   

Essential Functions:

  • Develop instrument systems
  • Design hardware related to imaging and fluidics
  • Automation of motion, imaging, and fluidic control

Requirements (Education, Experience, Specific Skills):

  • Degree in mechanical, optical, electrical, bioengineering, physics, bio-physics or related field
  • PhD. + 2-4, M.S + 4-6, or B.S. + 6-10 years experience working in the genomics and proteomics and imaging tools industry
  • Experience with design of optical systems
  • Experience microscopy
  • Experience with design and automation of fluidic systems
  • Instrument prototyping through development and assembly of breadboard systems
  • Automation of repetitive activities through script-level programing and/or C.
  • Knowledge of image analysis programs and/or programming skills
  • Automation of instrument control and image acquisition
  • Strong engineering or biophysics background in the design and analysis of mechanical, chemical, and biological systems
  • A hands-on orientation toward experimentation and rapid prototype development
  • Wet bench skills
  • Ability to carry out experiments to verify performance of designs
  • Ability to work both independently and closely in collaboration with a core team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Additional qualifications include:

  • Experience designing mechanical components for optic assemblies
  • Experience with optics modeling software (Zemax)
  • Experience with fluidics/microfluidics and or pipetting robots
  • Experience with design/selection of hardware to control microfluidics: pumps, valves, and manifolds.
  • Experience with hardware/consumable development for genomics
  • Flow cell design and fabrication
  • Experience operating machine shop equipment: Mill, lathe, laser cutter, 3D printer, etc.
  • Experience with imaging and assays involving tissue preparations, especially FFPE (formalin fixed paraffin embedded) tissue.
  • Extensive experience with bright field and fluorescent microscopy applied to tissue and cellular imaging.
  • Experience with digital pathology/immunohistochemistry slides

 

 

Department: Research & Development

City: Seattle

State: WA

Country: United States

Type: Full Time

Experience: Mid Level

Job Summary:

The Nanostring Research group is seeking an experienced, motivated Scientist I with strong molecular biology and protein chemistry skills to join our R & D team. Primary duties will include development of multiplex protein assays, protocols and reagents. He/she will be responsible for developing new technologies and supporting assays for our 3D Vantage product line with an emphasis in cancer signaling pathways. The candidate should be proficient in generating, analyzing and interpreting data with minimal supervision or direction and be proficient in state-of-the art genomic assays.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform experiments and analyze data with limited supervision
  • Contribute to content decisions on multiplex protein panels for cancer and immunology
  • Present scientific findings to internal NSTG stakeholders including senior management
  • Manage and direct one or more Research Associates
  • Invent and develop novel techniques for multiplexed detection of proteins and RNA
  • Interact with various development, manufacturing and marketing teams
  • Interpret data and plan experiments based on results

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

  • PhD in biochemistry, molecular biology, or related life-science field with minimum of 2 years experience
  • A minimum of 2-3 years of experience working in the genomics industry
  • Expertise in cancer and immunology signaling pathways and/or protein-protein interactions
  • At least 80% bench work
  • Working knowledge of protein biochemisty and molecular biology
  • Working knowledge of detection of phospho-proteins
  • Experience with multiplexed protein detection platforms (MS, flow cytometry, etc.) and antibody-based assays
  • Excellent oral and communication skills
  • Experience with analysis of genomic-scale data and/or statistical SW packages preferred
  • Experience with product development lifecycle preferred

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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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: 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.

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

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.

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

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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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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Paid Internships

Department: Paid Internships

City: Seattle

State: WA

Country: United States

Type: Internship

Experience: Student (College)

Job Description:

Are you excited about developing novel products and creating new markets? NanoString's expanding portfolio of 3D biology Assays enable the simultaneous detection of DNA, RNA, and protein from the same sample.

NanoString provides an innovative work environment and as an intern, you will engage with a variety of departments, including R&D, Marketing, Technical Services, and Sales while working on projects that will help us grow the 3D Biology portfolio.  Our ideal candidate will be self-motivated and eager to help sharpen product positioning and identify new market opportunities.

After the internship, you'll have had extensive experience with:

  • Developing customer facing marketing materials and collaborating with the marketing communications team
  • Defining and supporting programs related to product promotion and other customer-focused events for 3D biology products
  • Assessing the market opportunity for new product concepts and applications through qualitative and quantitative market research
  • How to represent NanoString in meetings as well as put together top level internal presentations that help generate excitement for new commercial ideas

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Background in biological sciences or related field
  • Marketing experience is a plus
  • Self-motivated, highly organized, and meticulous in details
  • Keen analytical skills and a creative problem-solving approach
  • Strong communication skills​

Department: Paid Internships

City: Seattle

State: WA

Country: United States

Type: Internship

Experience: Student (College)

Job Description:

In 2013 NanoString introduced the first PanCancer Gene Expression panel for use in Cancer research.  Since then we have created and introduced an entire collection of panels that have become our top selling products used by researchers in all areas of academia, pharma and biotech.  Throughout 2017 NanoString will continue our panel development efforts not just for Cancer research but for other exciting research areas including Autoimmune Diseases, Microbiome, Neurobiology and others. We are looking for smart, creative and energetic minds to join our team for the summer and to be a part of helping advance great science worldwide!

Your job as a Product Management intern will be project based, supporting efforts for the development and launch of new gene expression panel products.  Your days will include a mix of science, business, marketing a lot of learning and great fun with the team! We need a student who has an entrepreneurial spirit and who takes pride in their work both individually and as part of a team. 

What you will learn:

  • How to collaborate with scientists, sales people and a marketing team to turn ideas into new products.
  • How to develop technical materials required to support products for the life science industry.
  • How to match the needs of scientists with the product solutions from an innovative small company.

Our ideal candidate will have:

  • Pursuing a degree in biological sciences
  • Interest/training in business and/or marketing (MBA students are eligible).
  • Skillful technical communicator both written and spoken.
  • Ability to work under tight timelines with attention to detail
  • Prior experience in a fast-growing tech environment a plus
  • Creative and fun!

Our interns benefit from working in a collaborative team setting with talented coworkers who care deeply about the NanoString vision.

We’re looking for an intern who can commit a minimum of 25 hours a week for the duration of the summer semester. Submit your resume and cover letter, and we’ll be in touch if we think you’re a good fit for us!

Department: Paid Internships

City: Seattle

State: WA

Country: United States

Type: Internship

Experience: Student (College)

Internship Summary:

You think of yourself as an analytical thinker. You enjoy writing good code. You might even think of it as therapeutic. When a scientific topic comes up in a conversation, you know you have to restrain yourself not to geek out too much, but you often do it anyway. You are inspired by discoveries that improve quality of life and relieve suffering. You find genomics fascinating and might have even done some studies on the subject. If that sounds about right, we are a lot like you and would love to tell you about an exciting internship position at NanoString Technologies.

At NanoString, we develop transformative technologies that seamlessly read and deliver key molecular information from a diverse range of biological samples.  These technologies are not only catalyst to biomedical discoveries but are the engine behind powerful medical diagnostic devices.  As an intern in the biostatistics department, you will contribute to building software tools that facilitate harnessing biological information from data generated by our nCounter hardware.

Requirements:

Fluency in writing code to manipulate (parse, sort, merge) data
Exposure to College-level math and/or statistics
Organized, self-disciplined and ambitious

Preferred:

Experience with at least one high level programming language such as of R/Matlab/Python
Knowledge of good coding practices
Familiarity with basic concepts in data management

What you will gain:

Experience developing tools for managing and processing genomics data
Exposure to statistical methods used in gene expression analysis
Exposure to design and implementation of modern data pipelines
Opportunity to further develop your technical and communication skills

 

Department: Paid Internships

City: Seattle

State: WA

Country: United States

Type: Internship

Experience: Student (College)

Job Summary:

We are seeking a talented Bioinformatics Intern to join the Bioinformatics team.  The applicant will work closely with research scientists and the rest of the bioinformatics team.  The individual will be responsible for working on specific projects as assigned by the other Bioinformatics members. 

The ideal candidate will have a broad technical knowledge of molecular biology, experience working with complex data-sets, and experience applying computational methods to biological research. 

Essential Functions:

  • Work with internal and external genomics / sequence databases for novel projects and organism
  • Interact with the bioinformatics team to support internal tool development and advancement of bioinformatics processes
  • Interact with R&D scientists and RAs to provide bioinformatics support for internal R&D efforts
  • Participating in project teams

Requirements (Education, Experience, Specific Skills):

  • Pursuing a BS or MS degree in Biology, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, or related field with/or relevant work experience in molecular biology or bioinformatics
  • Experience with public sequence databases (NCBI/Ensembl) and sequence alignment tools (BLAST/BLAT) and UCSC Genome Browser
  • Experience running command-line programs in a Unix/Linux environment
  • Strong problem solving and analytic skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, team oriented outlook, enthusiasm working closely with scientists and sales staff
  • Familiarity with microarray data analysis, RNA-Seq data analysis tools, comparative genomics, and common bioinformatics software tools
  • Experience with micro-array or PCR probe design highly desired
  • Knowledge of SQL, PERL, Python, .NET or other languages a plus but not required
  • Can communicate relevant data effectively in oral and written formats
  • Ability to work independently and balance multiple tasks in parallel​

Department: Paid Internships

City: Seattle

State: WA

Country: United States

Type: Internship

Experience: Student (College)

Job Summary:

We are seeking a talented Bioinformatics Intern to join the Bioinformatics team.  The applicant will work closely with research scientists and the rest of the bioinformatics team.  The individual will be responsible for working on specific projects as assigned by the other Bioinformatics members. 

The ideal candidate will have a broad technical knowledge of molecular biology, experience working with complex data-sets, and experience applying computational methods to biological research. 

Essential Functions:

  • Work with internal and external genomics / sequence databases for novel projects and organism
  • Interact with the bioinformatics team to support internal tool development and advancement of bioinformatics processes
  • Interact with R&D scientists and RAs to provide bioinformatics support for internal R&D efforts
  • Participating in project teams

Requirements (Education, Experience, Specific Skills):

  • Pursing a BS or MS degree in Biology, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, or related field with/or relevant work experience in molecular biology or bioinformatics
  • Experience with public sequence databases (NCBI/Ensembl) and sequence alignment tools (BLAST/BLAT) and UCSC Genome Browser
  • Experience running command-line programs in a Unix/Linux environment
  • Strong problem solving and analytic skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, team oriented outlook, enthusiasm working closely with scientists and sales staff
  • Familiarity with microarray data analysis, RNA-Seq data analysis tools, comparative genomics, and common bioinformatics software tools
  • Experience with micro-array or PCR probe design highly desired
  • Knowledge of SQL, PERL, Python, .NET or other languages a plus but not required
  • Can communicate relevant data effectively in oral and written formats
  • Ability to work independently and balance multiple tasks in parallel​

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

Supply Chain

Department: Supply Chain

City: Seattle

State: WA

Country: United States

Type: Full Time

Experience: Entry Level

Job Description:

NanoString is seeking a professional Shipping Coordinator to join our Supply Chain team. This person will play a critical role in ensuring that orders from our customers around the globe are delivered on time and in full.  Additional responsibilities could include kitting of customer orders, inventory management and receiving.  This is an opportunity for a highly motivated individual capable of operating in a dynamic, fast paced environment.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepare shipping documents such as Commercial Invoices, Pro-forma Packing Lists and Invoices, Shippers Letter of Instruction, and Bills of Lading accurately and completely to ensure that shipments clear customs and arrive at their destination within required schedules.
  • Ensure that all shipments conform to governmental rules and regulations.
  • Coordinate and verify import and export orders and work with customers, freight forwarders and brokers as necessary to ensure on time delivery.
  • Calculate foreign currency conversions. Convert and verify product weights and volumes.
  • Utilize various transportation provider software systems, to facilitate material movement planning and scheduling.
  • Coordinate product delivery schedules with customers.
  • Manage daily activity to track location and movement of inventory finished goods and raw materials domestically and internationally. Provide information to internal and external customers as required.
  • Work closely with providers to assure efficient and effective execution of defined processes and goods transportation.
  • Organize and maintain hard copy and electronic documentation supporting order fulfillment, distribution means, pricing, and contractual obligations.
  • Process customer orders through the NAV ERP system.
  • Verify inventory locations and availability for shipment against requirements specified in purchase orders.
  • Physically package and create shipping documentation for all outbound shipments to domestic and international customers
  • Kitting raw materials into finished goods,
  • Receiving and put-away of raw materials and supplies
  • Operate effectively in our ERP system for goods receipts and to create and process production orders and shipments
  • Fulfill internal orders of consumable lab supplies and reagents
  • Manage on hand inventory and interact with purchasing to ensure sufficient inventory to meet requirements.
  • Conduct periodic cycle counts as required.  Research and resolve all discrepancies.
  • Interact closely with Finance on all inventory related issue resolution.
  • Develop required metrics and reports and ensure timely updates.
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Ensure compliance with all state, federal, environmental, safety, and hazardous waste regulations.
  • Special project support as required.

Requirements

  • 3 -5 years of direct work experience in shipping and receiving in a high-tech industry, or direct experience as a freight forwarder.  Medical Device or Biotech/Pharmaceutical experience preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Prior warehouse and inventory management experience preferred.
  • Team player with proven ability to work well under pressure and constant deadlines.
  • Problem solving skills with the ability to seek alternative solutions for dilemmas and problems.
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent follow-up.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft office Products, especially Outlook and Excel.
  • Professional aptitude, presentation and demeanor.
  • Detail-oriented
  • Can quickly learn new skills and is adaptable to rapid change.
  • Prior International and Import/ Export experience required.
  • Teamwork, Respect, Integrity, Innovation, and strong customer focus.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs
  • Ability to work autonomously and adapt to change in a fast-paced environment

Additional Qualifications

  • Working experience in the biotech/life science industry is preferred
  • Familiarity with an ERP system, preferably Microsoft Navision
  • DOT and IATA certification preferred.
  • Certification in powered industrial trucks (walkie-stacker, fork lift)