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Our Values

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Foundation Medicine is a mission-driven company with a strong set of values and a people-first culture. This simple set of values embodies what is important to us. The Values Project Team demonstrated our commitment to collaboration, working with employees across the organization to learn which values truly define us,  and create definitions that are unique to Foundation Medicine and exemplify the ways in which we live those values each day. We rolled out our values in 2019 with a series of kick-off events in each location. These values are also an important part of our hiring process, performance reviews, #gratitude (our recognition program), and our new orientation program. 

Patients

Each day, we are transforming cancer care for real people with names and families and lives that need to be lived.

How we show it:

  • We prioritize what we can do each day to best serve current and future patients
  • We make caring for ourselves and our colleagues part of our everyday work
  • We ask ourselves how our work, either directly or indirectly, supports our mission
  • We show others how our work makes a difference for the cancer community

Passion

Our passion for our work, our lives, and each other fuels us.

How we show it:

  • We show up fully every day, energized by what we care about in our work, our life, and our community
  • We allow what inspires us to drive creativity and learning within our teams
  • We model our sense of purpose for others— remember, passion is contagious
  • We celebrate and honor patients, our coworkers, and the Foundation Medicine teams

Innovation

We seek out new ideas big and small that disrupt the status quo.

How we show it:

  • We are courageous by constantly championing better ways to do things and taking the lead in making it happen
  • We use failure as an opportunity to learn, iterate, and move forward
  • We imagine what’s possible — we don’t allow pragmatism to stand in the way of bold ideas
  • We embrace ideas from others by building on the positive and adding new ways of thinking to overcome issues

Collaboration

Working together multiplies our talents and unleashes our potential.

How we show it:

  • We are curious and partner across the company to drive shared progress—there is no mine vs. yours
  • We constantly reach across and outside the organization to find better ways to serve patients and the broader cancer community
  • We are quick to give and accept support in all circumstances—we are all one team working to support our mission
  • We serve as an active ambassador for Foundation Medicine and our values by openly welcoming, supporting, and teaching new team members

 

If you share these values and support our mission in transforming cancer care, search for openings below!

Jobs you might be interested in:

Sr Mgr, Financial Planning & Analysis

Corporate Management 100122 Cambridge Massachusetts United States Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States Corporate Management
About the Job The Senior Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) plays an integral role in the financial planning, reporting and analysis process for Foundation Medicine. The position assists in the preparation of financial plans a...

Mgr, Internal Communications (3 month contract)

People Team 100119 Cambridge Massachusetts United States Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States People Team
POSITION OVERVIEW: Foundation Medicine’s Manager, Internal Communications is responsible for ensuring employees understand and are excited by our mission to transform cancer care. This is a cross functional position that supports FMI corporate ob...

Assoc Dir, Biomarker Development

Biomarkers and Biometrics 100114 Cambridge Massachusetts United States Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States Biomarkers and Biometrics
About the Job The Associate Director, Biomarker Development leads critical scientific and biomarker analysis efforts and manages a multidisciplinary team responsible for biomarker design, definitions, rules, and analysis. The position leverages a...

Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Research and Early Development 100113 Cambridge Massachusetts United States Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States Research and Early Development
About the Job The Regulatory Affairs Specialist performs activities to support the regulatory submissions process through development of regulatory strategy and submission of materials to the FDA for approval of novel platforms. The position prep...

Cloud Engineer

Information Technology 100116 United States United States Information Technology
About Foundation Medicine The Cloud Engineer sits on the Platforms Team and is responsible for collaborating on Cloud Solutions and Architecture to develop a variety of complex long-term engineering projects involving multiple disciplines across ...

 

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