Bioinformatics Scientist I

NanoString Technologies   •  

Seattle, WA

Industry: Technology


Less than 5 years

Posted 47 days ago

NanoString is seeking an experienced and technology-savvy Bioinformatics Scientist to join our Research & Development group. This position will have a leading role in identifying content and developing sequencing based assays using Hyb & SeqTM, a novel single-molecule hybridization-based next generation sequencing (NGS) technology. S/he will lead content development for NGS assays by interacting and coordinating with a highly interdisciplinary group of technologists tocreate industry-leading assay products. The successful candidate must have broad knowledge ofresearch use and clinical content development on NGS platforms in oncology. Candidates must have strong analytical skills, strong oral and written communication skills, and a track record of identifying content and building NGS panel products.

Essential Functions:

  • Apply advanced and expert scientific and product knowledge to NGS assay development projects
  • Contribute to assay product conceptualization working closely with business analyst, assay development team, and strategic marketing specialists
  • Identify key targeted biological markets for assay development
  • Conceive, design and carry-out data-mining analyses of available data-sources for content identification and selection
  • Collaborate with analysts and programmers to develop bioinformatics analysis methods
  • Design and implement content identification methods to leverage key features of the platform and leverage new and existing analysis tools
  • Collaborate with bioinformatics team to integrate content analysis with full portfolio ofgenomic/transcriptomic product development efforts


  • Ph.D. in Bioinformatics/Life/Physical/Computer Sciences
  • 2+ years of combined industry and post-doctoral work experience in NGS assay (panel) and content development (M.S. with 5+ years of relevant work experience will be considered)
  • Experience developing content for clinical and research applications / assays utilizing NGS
  • Experience in cancer genomics (knowledge of oncogenic pathways)
  • Expert in navigating and extracting information from publicly available databases (NCBI, UCSC, COSMIC, etc.)
  • Familiarity with commonly used algorithms for alignment and variant calling (SNV, InDel, CNV, Fusion, etc.)
  • Experience analyzing and interpreting NGS data from tumor and/or liquid biopsy samples
  • Experience working with NGS bioinformatics teams

Additional Desirable Qualifications include:

  • Experience developing NGS bioinformatics pipelines / tools
  • Experience working with business analyst / software development teams to define user and software requirements for NGS analysis tools
  • Experience with infectious disease genomics


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