Product Manager, Diagnostics

Nanostring Technologies
Job Location
530 Fairview Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109

Nanostring offers competitive benefits including but not limited to:

Medical, dental, 401k, stock options, ESPP, performance bonsues

Job Description

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Director of Marketing based in Seattle WA, the Product Manager will work with him and the NA Leadership Team to manage and develop and implement the commercial strategy for North American territories, primarily the US. This will include execution of marketing campaigns and programs that support the local and global product positioning. These campaigns will require the development of country specific marketing materials, website content, and slide decks that can be used in various marketing channels to both HCPs and patients.

The Product Manager will work closely with the Global Marketing and Medical Affairs team in the organization of advisory boards, promotional meetings, educational events and in the development and management of the speaker bureau to disseminate information regarding studies and patient care.

Success in this position will require attention to detail and the ability to carry out multiple tasks in parallel. Competitive candidates will possess relevant experience in healthcare marketing preferably in oncology, with a demonstrated ability to master complex scientific material and convey these concepts to others in a compelling, understandable manner.

Essential Functions:

  • Responsible for initiation and development of campaigns and programs focusing on a variety of clinical and non-clinical audiences (e.g. oncologists, NPs, PAs, surgeons and pathologists) that can support ordering of Prosigna
  • Working directly with internal parties, especially the DxBMT, Global Marketing team and Medical Affairs Team, on a wide range of projects
  • Handle questions and requests related to marketing programs and functions and keep current on all technical and clinical data associated with the assay
  • Coordinate regulatory & legal review of new or revised materials in a timely fashion
  • Manage the ordering system for promotional materials including inventory management and re-ordering within budget
  • Prepare and convey verbal & written requests and other information to internal and external parties on a routine basis
  • Work with Sales Management and Market Access to develop and support national commercial plans, forecasts etc.
  • Attend outside meetings and prepare reports as needed to convey scientific or competitive information that may affect markets relevant to current and future NanoString products
  • Liaise directly with various outside groups, including current or prospective service vendors, such as Advertising, Medical Education and PR agencies and Patient Advocacy Groups


  • BA or BSc required, Life Science background preferred
  • Oncology marketing experience preferred with strong preference for candidates who have worked directly in Breast Cancer
  • At least 5 years’ experience in marketing and/or sales functions within the Diagnostics, Pharmaceutical or Biotech Industry, with evidence of a strong track record of success and accessible references
  • Proven analytic skills with scientific papers and market business intelligence
  • Self-motivated strategic thinker, innovative and resourceful with plenty of potential for advancement as the Company grows
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple, simultaneous, complex tasks and to meet deadlines
  • A demonstrated willingness to exercise initiative in cases where decisions need to be made and supervisors are not available to consult, coupled with the tact and judgment to do so appropriately
  • Able to prioritize and drive to results with a high emphasis on quality
  • Able to integrate and apply feedback in a professional manner
  • Maintain professional, friendly and courteous in person and remote communications with all internal and external audiences, committing to premium customer service
  • Computer skills: word processing, spreadsheets, databases, familiarity and use of Internet as a key resource for research, presentation development skills, MS Office expertise must be at a high level
  • National and international travel required (some overnight/weekend travel)
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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