Biostatistics Intern

Nanostring Technologies, Inc. Seattle , WA 98113

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Summary:

The Bioinformatics/Biostatistics intern works closely with research scientists and the rest of the computational team and is responsible for working on specific projects as assigned by the other team members. These projects could involve data analysis, consulting, data acquisition from public databases, etc. This individual is expected to have broad technical knowledge of molecular biology, experience working with complex data-sets, and experience applying computational methods to biological research. Additionally, under the guidance of mentor(s) the intern may be directed to develop novel methods identified as key to computational initiatives.

Essential Functions:

  • Work with internal and external genomics / sequence databases for novel projects

  • Interact with the computational team to support internal tool development and advancement of analyses, and processes

  • Interact with R&D scientists and RAs to provide Bioinformatics/Biostatistics support for internal R&D efforts

  • Participating in project teams

  • Provide data analysis support for select internal or external projects

Qualifications and Requirements (Education, Experience, Specific Skills):

  • Currently enrolled in a bachelors or graduate level program with strong emphasis on computational research. Training in statistics and fluency with R as well as basic understanding/interest in genomics would be highly preferred

  • Strong problem solving and analytic skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, team oriented outlook, enthusiasm working closely with scientists

  • Familiarity with microarray data analysis, RNA-Seq data analysis tools, comparative genomics, and common bioinformatics software tools

  • Knowledge of SQL, PERL, Python, .NET or other languages preferred

  • Can communicate relevant data effectively in oral and written formats

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment and balance multiple tasks in parallel


  • See benefits at NanoString

  • NanoString is an EOE

  • NanoString participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is a web-based system that allows an employer to determine an employee's eligibility to work in the US using information reported on an employee's Form I-9. The E-Verify system confirms eligibility with both the Social Security Administration (SSA) and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). For more information, please go to the USCIS E-Verify website.


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