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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.   

Our purpose is to Map the Universe of Biology.   We enable scientists to answer questions they have always wanted to ask to explore the boundaries of cellular structures and create an atlas of biological interactions that define life.  We are relentless in our quest to Catalyze the Next Biological Revolution leading to Advancing the Human Condition.  In addition to a pioneering spirit, we value:  Grit.  Authenticity.  Ambition.  Ingenuity.  Customers.  Join our team! 

Job Summary:  

The Manager, Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS), manages the development, implementation and maintenance of environmental, health and safety programs across all NanoString sites. This key individual maintains health and safety policies and procedures and oversees compliance training and inspection of lab and plant areas to ensure compliance with global occupational safety and health standards. This individual also monitors performance of environmental health and safety programs and regulatory compliance with all global EH&S regulations, and liaises with appropriate regulatory agencies. The Manager, EHS, will develop and maintain strong working relationships across groups and with individuals at all levels, resulting in trust, alignment, cooperation and mutual support in achieving corporate goals. This position will report to the Director of Facilities, Occupational Health & Safety. Please note: Position will be based out of our Seattle or Bothell office. 

Essential Functions:  

  • Proactively managing NanoString’s health and safety programs and providing leadership in a zero-accident culture, establishing best practice standards, continuously improving company safety efforts, auditing against expectations and keeping leadership appraised of status.
  • Overseeing all health and safety policies and procedures, including those for fire/life safety, accident prevention, hazard communication, chemical hygiene, biological safety, hazardous waste management, ergonomics, and emergency preparedness across all NanoString sites.
  • Maintaining compliance with local, state, and federal environmental, health and safety regulations, and serving as primary liaison toward regulatory community.
  • Ensuring that health and safety programs are value-added and engaging in collaborative efforts to promote and foster environmental, health and safety initiatives companywide.
  • Conducting environmental, health and safety compliance audits and inspections, and accident investigations. Maintaining a system for reporting, monitoring, and correcting gaps.
  • Performing risk assessments, job safety analyses and job hazard analyses to determine task-appropriate planning, personal protective equipment, required equipment, action limits, and training requirements.
  • Developing and conducting occupational safety, health and environmental training and educational programs in accordance with regulations and company requirements.
  • Managing hazardous chemical waste, biohazardous waste and universal waste collection and disposal.
  • Serving as Biosafety Officer (BSO) and Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO).
  • Managing Safety Data Sheet (SDS) production, provision, and retention.
  • Chairing company Health and Safety Committee, facilitating monthly meetings and publishing minutes.
  • Performing additional job duties, as requested


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental, Health & Safety, Industrial Engineering, or related
  • 5+ years of progressive professional experience developing, implementing and managing environmental, health and safety programs, in a biotech, academic or medical device industries preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of local, state and federal health and safety regulations
  • Proven experience taking ownership of and successfully managing multiple priorities and projects with critical deadlines; exceptional planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to build trust and confidence with leadership and operations teams and influence change management
  • Exhibits strong interpersonal, customer service, and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate professionally
  • High degree of innovation with the ability to work with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficient skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Work, PowerPoint, Visio, Outlook, and Access)
  • Ability to regularly travel between sites, and the ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Ability to be on rotating call for emergencies

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), or similar certification
  • Experience with electronic quality management systems and/or ISO environmental management systems
  • Experience with developing and using KPIs to track performance, analyzing data to assess performance trends, and implementing required improvements
  • Experience with health and safety planning for site build-outs and renovations


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. 


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

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.

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