SPUG: JOB: Sr Scientific Programmer, Bioinformatics, Seattle

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Wed Apr 16 11:24:19 PDT 2008

Job Description: 

We are seeking a senior scientific programmer/analysis to join the
Informatics team. This position involves the strategic development of
NanoString's bioinformatics design platform.  Critical activities will
include the development of software tools, extending the relation
database used to store designs and bioinformatics data, mining of this
database for trends, and providing rich graphical web user interfaces.
The successful candidate will also directly contribute to NanoString's
gene targeting process by working directly with other group members,
scientists and customers during each new design.

NanoString Technologies has developed a patent-pending
nanotechnology-based platform for single-molecule identification and
digital quantification.  The NanoString system uniquely barcodes
individual target molecules, scans them and delivers an inventory of
target molecules in the biological sample.  This cutting-edge technology
is a broad-based platform with a wide variety of potential applications,
including gene expression analysis, genotyping, proteomics and clinical

  * B.S. in computer science, biology, chemistry or related field
  * Minimum of 5 years professional software programming experience
  * Strong software engineering skills covering the full software
  * Experience with  Perl, C/C++/C#, SQL and database development in
    MySQL or Postgres
  * Prior experience in building web-based interfaces
  * A working knowledge of standard concepts in bioinformatics

Additional attractive qualities include:
  * Familiarity with sequence alignment algorithms and biology databases
  * Experience in software requirements gathering
  * Knowledgeable in software architecture and design
  * Software configuration management and continuous integration
  * Use of automated testing (regression and unit tests)
  * Ability to assist in supporting internal and external users of the

Additional Notes
  * Permanent position / directly with the company
  * Includes competitive benefits package
  * This is a on-site position

The ideal candidate will have strong problem-solving and analytical
skills, with the ability to apply those skills to the analysis of
complex data sets.  The candidate will be able to work independently and
in a team environment, communicate relevant data effectively in oral and
written format, and work in a timely manner to meet defined deadlines. 

Qualified candidates should send their resume and a cover letter to
jobs at nanostring.com and include "Senior Scientific Programmer" in the
subject of the email.

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