NanoString Technologies

Job Title

Instrumentation Calibration Technician

Job Type

Full Time

Job Description

Our Mission is to Map the Universe of Biology.
Improving the human condition is what fuels our passion for finding new ways of enabling scientific exploration. As a company, we strive to create end-to-end solutions that are simpler, easier, faster and more relevant to today’s life science challenges.

As the pioneer in the field of spatial biology, NanoString enables scientists across the globe to envision molecular interactions in three dimensions with three different systems, the nCounter® Analysis System, the GeoMx® Digital Spatial Profiler (DSP) and the CosMx™ Spatial Molecular Imager (SMI) platform. As a result, scientists can see the multiomic expression of genes and proteins in the natural context of tissue structure.

Since our founding in 2003, we have earned a reputation as a respected, trusted pioneer of innovative technologies that support our customers in their relentless pursuit of answers. Our products are based on a novel digital molecular barcoding technology invented at the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) in Seattle under the direction of Dr. Leroy Hood.

With our technologies, our customers continue to extend our understanding of biology to answer previously unsolvable questions with consistent, reliable results.

However, NanoString is much more than innovative products. The secret sauce to the company’s success is our people, who are committed to excellence and dedicated to catalyzing the next biological revolution. Collectively, we live our corporate values of ambition, grit, ingenuity, authenticity, and customers every day…and never stop asking “What if?”

The Instrumentation Calibration Technician is responsible for the maintenance, testing, troubleshooting, calibration, and repair of a variety of circuits, components, analytical equipment, and instrumentation for research and development and manufacturing laboratory equipment. This individual also maintains the environmental monitoring system and temperature mapping of all laboratory cold storage units.

Work Arrangements: On-Site position based primarily in NanoString’s Bothell facility. Occasional need to visit South Lake Union location.
Essential Functions:

Co-administer the Vaisala viewLinc monitoring, alarming, and reporting system
Primary liaison for response and scheduling of unscheduled service events
Maintain certification status of all temperature storage devices
Assist with the organization and maintenance of laboratory equipment and the associated documentation
Troubleshoot, maintain, and service a variety of laboratory equipment, including routine calibration and preventive maintenance services
Coordinate outsourced services with qualified and approved vendors
Initiate and review change requests, collaborations, corrective actions/preventive actions (CAPAs), non-conformance material report (NCMRs), etc. within electronic quality management system (EQMS)

Applied sciences, engineering, instrumentation or industrial automation degree and commensurate experience is required
Experience with Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and Building Monitoring System (BMS)
Basic understanding of small equipment components and functionality
Basic computer skills (Excel, Word), good communication skills with ability to work both as a part of a team and independently
Must be willing and able to work on call as essential staff on nights/weekends/holidays
Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
Preferred Qualifications:

Prior calibration, maintenance, service, and troubleshooting experience in a laboratory environment with laboratory equipment and instrumentation
Regulation environment experience (ISO 13485)
Experience in a manufacturing environment utilizing Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
Target Base Salary Range:

Instrument Calibration Technician: $53,000 – $73,000

Base salary is an integral part of NanoString’s total compensation package. Base salary considers an individual’s skills, experience, and competitive market value. The base salary range represent what NanoString pays for a job within a salary grade based on external market data in comparison to similar positions from other companies in our industry. Employees generally enter a salary grade at the lower-to-mid-point in the range.

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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Contact Name

Erin Kuusela

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(206) 300-2260