Product Manager, Genomics

NanoString Technologies
Job Location
530 Fairview Ave N
Seattle, WA 98109
Competitive Comp Package

Stock Options, ESPP, Matching 401K, Wellness Reimbursement, Generous PTO and more

Job Description

Job Description:

Nanostring is seeking an experienced, dynamic Product Manager to drive development of new technologies and sustain the company's existing genomics product line.  This role will require a high degree of technical expertise balanced by sound business acumen.  The ability to synthesize diverse types of information and distill knowledge down to key findings and consequent actions will be essential to success in this role.  The candidate will demonstrate a thorough understanding of current market needs for genomic analysis and emerging genomic technologies.  This is an opportunity to support continued growth of NanoString's core genomics business and participate in development of the next generation of technologies for the nCounter Platform.


  • Product Conceptualization:  Responsible for defining  compelling product concepts, creating product positioning and value propositions, writing product requirements, proposing pricing strategies, and generating financial models.
  • Product Development and Commercialization:  Support product development and enhancement initiatives by providing inputs to development teams, developing product documentation, managing beta and early access programs, etc.
  • Product Sustaining:  Provide timely support to regional field teams and distributors. 
  • Product Lifecycle Management:  Identify opportunities to enhance the product or customer experience and develop proposals for their implementation.  Execute product obsolescence plans.
  • Market Research and Analysis:  Perform focused research projects including requirements gathering, competitive analysis, market segmentation, pricing/margin analysis, etc.
  • Marketing Communications:  Develop and implement sales support tools and training programs required by customer-facing staff.  Work with Marketing Communications Team to develop campaigns and collateral.
  • At least two (2) years' experience in product management or other commercial role in Life Sciences or related industry.
  • At least five (5) years’ experience with genomic analysis tools
  • Advanced degree in Life Sciences (MSc or PhD) required.  MBA Preferred.
  • Highly effective presentation and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in cross functional environment.
  • Demonstrates a bias for action and results. Takes ownership of important issues. Demonstrates persistence in the face of obstacles.
  • Collaborates well with others. Builds effective business relationships.
  • Is curious and inquisitive. Achieves innovative solutions. Approaches problems from a customer perspective. Develops solutions with sustainable and scalable results.
  • Self-motivated, highly organized, and meticulous in details.
  • Exceptional analytical skills and proficiency with MS Excel
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time.
  • Must be able to work independently, manage multiple projects, communicate proactively, and prioritize daily tasks. 
About Our Organization

NanoString Technologies (NASDAQ:“NSTG”) provides life science tools for translational research and molecular diagnostic products. The company's nCounter® Analysis System, which has been employed in basic and translational research since it was first introduced in 2008 and cited in more than 450 peer-reviewed publications, has also now been applied to diagnostic use as the nCounter Dx Analysis System. The company's technology offers a cost-effective way to easily profile the expression of hundreds of genes, miRNAs, or copy number variations, simultaneously with high sensitivity, reproducibility and precision. The company's technology enables a wide variety of basic research and translational medicine applications, including biomarker discovery and validation. The nCounter-based Prosigna™ Breast Cancer Prognostic Gene Signature Assay is the first in vitro diagnostic kit to be marketed through the company's diagnostics business. Leveraging the company’s innovative platform and proven development, regulatory and commercial expertise , NanoString has established a companion diagnostics capability to enable biopharmaceuticals partners to translate biomarker discoveries into clinically-relevant diagnostics, helping to bring the right therapy to the right patient at the right time.

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