Manager, Product Development

NanoString Technologies
Job Location
530 Fairview Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
Job Description

Job Summary:

NanoString is seeking an experienced platform development scientist to join the Product Development group. This position will have a leading role in developing, integrating and transferring assays/reagents for the Hyb & SeqTM platform to a ISO-13485 / 820-CFR compliant manufacturing environment. S/he will lead a reagent product development team as well as interact and coordinate with a highly interdisciplinary group of developers. Candidates must have strong analytical skills, strong oral and written communication skills, and a proven track record of NGS development experience in a regulated environment.

Essential Duties:

  • Apply advanced scientific and product development expertise to NGS platform development

  • Conceive, design and ensure execution of experiments to advance development of reagents in conjunction with research teams utilizing design for manufacturing (DFM) principles

  • Conceive, design and ensure execution of product verification/validation

  • Establish, document and transfer material specifications for reagents and consumables

  • Work interactively with biophysicists, nucleic-acid chemists, fluorescence imaging specialists, and hardware and software engineers for full platform development

  • Translate early stage research into commercial products and reagents


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    • 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.


  • Ph.D. in Life / Physical Sciences

  • 9+ years of industry experience in product development, with significant portion dedicated to NGS reagent/platform development

  • Extensive hands-on, state-of-the-art molecular biology experience and knowledge of nucleic acid thermodynamics

  • Experience developing products within an ISO-9001/13485 and/or 820-CFR compliant product development setting 

About Our Organization

NanoString Technologies is a publicly held provider of life science tools for translational research and molecular diagnostics. The company's technology enables a wide variety of basic research, translational medicine and in vitro diagnostics applications.

NanoString's products are based on a novel digital molecular barcoding technology invented at the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) in Seattle under direction of Dr. Leroy Hood. The company was founded in 2003 with an exclusive license to develop and market the technology. In 2008, NanoString launched its first commercial instrument system and began international sales operations with its first multiplexed assays for gene expression analysis. In 2010, the company launched new applications for the system to support microRNA analysis and copy number variation detection, and in 2013 launched Prosigna®, its first in vitro diagnostic product for prognosis of early stage breast cancer.

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