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Manufacturing Lab Technicians

NanoString Technologies

NanoString Technologies

Bothell, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Our Mission is to Map the Universe of Biology.

As the pioneer in the field of spatial biology, NanoString enables scientists across the globe to envision molecular interactions in three dimensions with three different systems, the nCounter® Analysis System, the GeoMx® Digital Spatial Profiler (DSP) and the CosMx™ Spatial Molecular Imager (SMI) platform. As a result, scientists can see the multiomic expression of genes and proteins in the natural context of tissue structure. The secret sauce to the company’s success is our people, who are committed to excellence and dedicated to catalyzing the next biological revolution. Collectively, we live our corporate values of ambition, grit, ingenuity, authenticity, and customers every day.

The Manufacturing Lab Technician is responsible for supporting the production of reagents used in various NanoString Analysis Systems, for example, nCounter® and GeoMx®.
The role requires learning and performing both manual and automated production processes for the manufacturing of raw, intermediate, and final reagents needed for the multiplexed detection and the quantification of many different types of target molecules from biological samples. In this role, the Lab Tech will learn the skills to operate semi-automated and automated scientific equipment, perform Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), navigate Document Control systems, Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, etc.
Manufacturing Lab Technicians will comply with professional policies and practices to work safely and resolve routine issues.


  • A 2-year associates degree in a scientific discipline or industry relevant certificate program that includes coursework in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology and/or other life science areas of study.
  • Previous exposure in a lab environment, including handling non- to low-hazard chemicals, e.g., ethanol, acetone, etc.
  • Analytical, organizational, documentation, and communications skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to lift and carry 20-25 lbs., including freezer/refrigerator racks

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Follow detailed work instructions according to process, product, and Quality System requirements.
  • Accurately complete batch records following Good Documentation Practices
  • Work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Perform incoming quality controls (QC) on raw materials.
  • Prepare raw materials for inclusion in finished products.
  • Manufacture reagents critical to various nCounter and GeoMx assays and internal processes.
  • Manufacture intermediate and finished products.

Preferred Requirements:

  • Experience using a micropipet
  • Good manual dexterity to work in a molecular biology laboratory environment, such as working with small volumes and loading gels.
  • Ability to collect and record data in laboratory notebook. High emphasis on legible, complete, and correct data recording.
  • Dependable, detail-oriented, organized, and willing to perform both routine tasks and learn new skills.
  • Excellent written & oral communication skills (in person and on the phone) and technical ability.
  • Proficient in working with computers (including Microsoft Excel and Word) and analytical equipment.
  • Awareness of biological materials such as DNA, RNA, and Proteins.

Base salary is an integral part of NanoString’s total compensation package. Base salary considers an individual’s skills, experience, and competitive market value. The base salary range represent what NanoString pays for a job within a salary grade based on external market data in comparison to similar positions from other companies in our industry. Employees generally enter a salary grade at the lower-to-mid-point in the range.

Other compensation elements include a discretionary annual bonus, incentive compensation for sales roles, comprehensive benefit plans and paid time off, including designated holidays.

NanoString is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. NanoString does not accept unsolicited agency resumes and will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that it does not have a signed agreement with.

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT: NanoString has a COVID-19 vaccination policy that applies to ALL U.S. employees (regardless of work location), onsite contractors and visitors except as prohibited by applicable law. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees are required to provide proof of full vaccination within 31 days of their hiring date or have applied for an exemption for which an accommodation can be made. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final (or only) dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Exemptions will be considered for medical conditions/disabilities and sincerely held religious beliefs, observations, or practices. For any visitor coming onsite to one of NanoString’s facilities, we must verify that the visitor is fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to site entry and visitors must don a face mask at all times when onsite in a NanoString facility.

If you require assistance or accommodation when applying for open positions please contact recruiting@nanostring.com.