NanoString Technologies (NASDAQ: NSTG) is a leading provider of life science tools for discovery and translational research. The company’s nCounter® Analysis System is used in life sciences research and has been cited in more than 3,800 peer-reviewed publications. The nCounter Analysis System offers a cost-effective way to easily profile the expression of hundreds of genes, proteins, miRNAs, or copy number variations, simultaneously with high sensitivity and precision, facilitating a wide variety of basic research and translational medicine applications. The company’s GeoMx® Digital Spatial Profiler enables highly-multiplexed spatial profiling of RNA and protein targets in a variety of sample types, including FFPE tissue sections. Built on pioneering principles in 2003, NanoString is blazing new trails and exploring new frontiers to adapt to the everchanging landscape and becoming smarter and more innovative in the process. We are dedicated to advancing scientific discovery and providing solutions that can have a meaningful impact in research and discovery.
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The Manufacturing Research Associate I is responsible for supporting the production of reagents 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. This individual learns to use professional concepts and apply company policies and procedures to resolve routine issues, in addition to acquiring the skills to operate equipment, perform SOPs, navigate Document Control systems, ERP systems, etc. This position is Non-Exempt.
Follow detailed work instructions according to process, product, and Quality System requirements
Collaborate with Manufacturing team members and leaders to prioritize and schedule daily production needs
Work both independently and in a team environment
Perform Incoming QC on raw materials
Prepare raw materials for inclusion in finished products
Manufacture reagents critical to various nCounter assays and internal processes
Manufacture intermediates and finished products
Perform QC testing of intermediates and finished products
BS in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related life science, or 2-year degree plus relevant experience
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
Ability to lift and carry 20-25lb freezer/refrigerator racks
Willing to work a flexible shift schedule
Experience in either a high-throughput or production environment
Familiarity with Microsoft Dynamics NAV or other ERP/MRP system
Knowledge of ISO-13485, ISO-14971 and/or QSR 21 CFR 820
Familiarity with Master Control or other EQMS system
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.
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