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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! 

The Quality Control Inspector II (QCI) is responsible for initial Quality Control inspections of all NanoString incoming raw materials, components and sub-assemblies received at our facilities per inspection plan. QCI is also responsible for all finished instrumentation testing of all final assembled instruments per inspection plan. The scope of this position is includes performing all necessary quality control checks, including FAIRs (First Article Inspection Reports), using appropriate testing procedures and test instrumentation supported with appropriate documentation for all Nanostring products to manage quality risk and provide oversight over manufacturing processes. This position reports into the Sr. Quality Assurance manager which is part of Quality organization. The individual ensures consistent implementation, improvement, and compliance to the NanoString Quality System and global regulatory requirements including, but not limited to; the FDA Quality System Regulation (QSR), Canadian Medical Device Regulatory (CMDR), ISO 13485, and In-Vitro Diagnostic Directive (IVDD) and In-Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR).

Requirements:

  • Technical diploma or equivalent AA in technical discipline. Relevant hands-on experience in a regulated industry.
  • At least 3 years of experience as a QC inspector in a regulated environment i.e., medical device/ biotechnology/ aerospace industry.
  • Analytical and creative problem-solving skills that include experience in leading and or participating on process improvement/lean projects.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to multi-task with demonstrated problem solving skills in a fast-paced complex environment.
  • Proficient in use of MS Office.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Perform incoming and final quality control inspections to support Manufacturing and Operations quality for all NanoString instruments following latest Incoming Specifications
  • Update incoming inspection specifications and procedures as required, in collaboration with other affected departments.
  • Record non conformances and support in conducting root cause investigations.
  • Manage nonconforming (or potentially nonconforming) material through disposition.
  • Perform lot validation testing while monitoring and adjusting testing frequencies.
  • Support review and updating of SOPs relating to Quality Control Procedures.
  • Collaborate with Manufacturing, Manufacturing Engineering, New Product Introduction, Procurement, Quality, and Supply Chain partners as well as vendors on the above activities.
  • Basic application of statistical tools and methods.

Preferred Qualifications

  • GD&T and CMM testing skills is a plus

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.

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