SPUG: JOB: Bioinformatician (South Lake Union)

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Fri Nov 14 17:12:56 PST 2008


Company Description:

NanoStringTM Technologies has developed a patent-pending
nanotechnology-based platform for single-molecule identification and
digital quantification.  The NanoStringTM 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

Job Description:

We are seeking a talented bioinformatician/biologist to join the
Informatics team.  The applicant will work closely with research
scientists, commercial teams, software developers and customers to design
the target specific probe pairs for individual molecules used in
NanoString products.  Through this work the individual will be responsible
for developing, maintaining, and improving the bioinformatics analysis
pipelines. The successful candidate will also have a leading role in
researching new applications of the technology and improving the
approaches used for probe selection.


- Bachelors or Advanced degree in Computational Biology, Applied
  Mathematics, Computer Science or related field with/or relevant work
- Experience in the use of genomic databases, corresponding search
  algorithms, and sequence alignment tools
- Good understanding of molecular biology, evolutionary biology as it
  relates to sequence homology, and statistical analyses
- Familiarity with Tm calculations, sequence structure prediction, and
  RNA/DNA hybrid interactions
- Proficiency with UNIX/Linux, MySQL, and with scripting languages
  such as Perl

Additional attractive qualities include:

- Strong problem-solving and analytic skills
- Familiarity with microarray data analysis, proteomics data analysis,
  comparative genomics and common bioinformatics software tools
- Experience with micro-array or PCR probe design
- Comfortable with multi-tasking between projects and meeting
  defined deadlines
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment
- Can communicate relevant data effectively in oral and written

NanoString Technologies
530 Fairview Ave N, Suite 2000
FAX: (206) 378-6288
Email:  jobs at nanostring.com

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