[Application Deadline: Friday, January 28, 2022]

Be a part of the next biological revolution improving the human condition. Join a dynamic inclusive team as an intern!

In partnership with Washington MESA, NanoString Technologies is launching a new paid internship program designed to offer students on-the-job experience and a consideration for full-time employment upon graduation.

Pay Rate: $18 per hour


The Manufacturing Research Associate Intern 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 intern 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 Research interns will comply with professional policies and practices to work safely and resolve routine issues.


  • Enrolled in a 2 year college 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.
  • Seeking hands-on laboratory manufacturing experience in a life science industry environment.
  • 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.

Duration and Work Schedule Commitment:

  • Program will start on February 22, 2022 through approximately August 19, 2022 (6 months)
  • Successful interns will have the opportunity to be considered for full time or part time regular employment after they graduate from school (based on business need).
  • Role will be based in Bothell or South Lake Union site
  • Willing and able to work a consistent shift schedule:
    • 4+ hours continuous duration required per shift
    • Available 3 or more days per week, including weekends, if needed.
    • Minimum of 12 hours and up to 40 hours per week

Intern Employee Benefits Eligibility:

  • Interns working 30+ hours on average a week are eligible for:
    • Medical, Dental, and Vision
    • Transportation benefits 
    • Paid Seattle Sick and Safe Leave (based in SLU only)
  • Interns working <30 hours on average a week are eligible for:
    • Transportation benefits 
    • Paid Seattle Sick and Safe Leave (based in SLU only)

Onsite Office Tours:

Please join us for an office tour during the following days. You will receive information after your application submission (i.e. directions, parking, and travel assistance) as well as our NanoString's COVID Onsite Visitor Policy. You can also contact Monica Cruz at mcruz@nanostring.com for questions. Lunch will be provided. We look forward to meeting you!

  •  Friday, January 21, 2022 starting at 12-1:30 PM - Bothell
  • Thursday, January 27, 2022 starting at 12-1:30 PM- South Lake Union

Why work at Nanostring?

  • Gain industry experience from a fast-growing life science company
  • Opportunity to meet and work alongside professional mentors
  • Obtain industry relevant training, gaining skills in the life science/biotechnology indusrty
  • Potential for career advancement and full-time work at NanoString upon graduation
  • Interns who advance to full time positions are eligible for competitive total rewards package and the opportunity to advance your professional growth and career aspiration. Learn more here



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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