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Foundation Medicine's Inaugural Week of Service

From November 14-18, Foundation Medicine took part in our inaugural Week of Service in the U.S., giving back to the local communities that we call home. Beginning this year, Foundation...

Published on Dec 1, 2022

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Fostering a Sense of Belonging at Foundation Medicine

At Foundation Medicine, the north star of our DE&I efforts is to ensure that every single employee feels that they intimately belong within the company. We are dedicated to promoting...

Published on Nov 17, 2022

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We Are Proud To Honor Our Veterans: Veterans Day 2022

At Foundation Medicine, we are committed to supporting and empowering veterans, especially those who work as our colleagues. This Veterans Day, we are proud to share the stories of two...

Published on Nov 10, 2022

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Day in the Life: The Importance of Real-World Evidence in Men’s Health Research

“One of my mentors instilled the importance of perfecting a pitch, and I took it to heart. So, when someone asks me what I do at Foundation Medicine, I tell...

Published on Nov 2, 2022

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Behind The Scenes: Social Media

Social media plays a role in many, if not all, of our personal lives. We scroll through the feeds of friends and colleagues across Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn – liking,...

Published on Oct 18, 2022

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Day in the Life: Raising Awareness Around Precision Medicine

With a passion for education, advocacy, and awareness, Henry was drawn to the role of Medical Science Liaison (MSL) at Foundation Medicine. He got his start with a PhD in...

Published on Oct 13, 2022

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Team Spotlight: Epic Scrum Team

    In February of 2020, I was given the opportunity to form a brand-new team that would be working on a new strategic initiative at Foundation Medicine, a pioneer...

Published on Sep 28, 2022

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Medical Perspectives on World Cancer Research Day

  At Foundation Medicine, we’ve spent more than a dozen years conducting cutting-edge research within the oncology space, reinforcing the understanding that cancer is a disease of the genome. Our...

Published on Sep 22, 2022

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Foundation Medicine in the Community: Together in TEAL

  September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, and on September 18, 2022, Foundation Medicine recognized and honored patients by participating in the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition’s (NOCC) Together in TEAL...

Published on Sep 19, 2022

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Team Spotlight: Regulatory Affairs 

  If you’re looking for a team at Foundation Medicine with a cross-functional reach, you need not look any further than the Regulatory Affairs team. The team serves a critical...

Published on Sep 15, 2022

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FMI Thrive: A New Way to Nurture Our Employees

    At Foundation Medicine, we believe that a holistic approach to wellbeing is critical to ensure our employees are thriving at work. Creating a positive work environment that prioritizes...

Published on Sep 12, 2022

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Furthering My Knowledge: My Experience in an R&D Rotation Program

   The Beginning While studying for my PhD in viral genomics at Harvard University, I wanted to explore opportunities outside of academia to use my passion and knowledge to benefit...

Published on Sep 7, 2022

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Behind The Scenes: Event Planning

    The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced challenges that many of us never expected to encounter, including changes to how we work. As Foundation Medicine’s events and community engagement manager,...

Published on Aug 30, 2022

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Team Spotlight: Diagnostic Development and Validation, R&D

  When the Diagnostic Development and Validation (DD&V) Team at Foundation Medicine arrives for work each day, they are stepping into roles that epitomize the company’s value of collaboration. The...

Published on Aug 24, 2022

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Interns Use Their Passion to Give Back

    Last month, Foundation Medicine’s 2022 summer interns gathered in their respective locations including Research Triangle Park, N.C., Cambridge, Mass., Boston’s Seaport, and San Diego, to create cards of...

Published on Aug 18, 2022

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Molecular Technologist: From Cambridge to San Diego

  In college, I found out quickly that working in the laboratory was my happy place. When the opportunity arose for me to intern with Foundation Medicine in the summer...

Published on Jul 26, 2022

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Behind The Scenes: Hackathon Planning

Each year, Foundation Medicine hosts a Hackathon, bringing together employees from different departments and geographic locations to create, innovate, and propose actionable solutions to evolve our business and improve how...

Published on Jul 21, 2022

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Location Spotlight: San Diego

Located in Torrey Pines, the center of the San Diego’s life science cluster, Foundation Medicine’s California site is brimming with energy as it settles into its new space and gears...

Published on Jul 11, 2022

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Celebrating Foundation Medicine’s LGBTQ+ community, during PRIDE month and beyond

At Foundation Medicine, we celebrated PRIDE throughout the entire month of June, coming together and sharing stories, resources, and photos with each other both in person and virtually on our...

Published on Jun 30, 2022

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A Day in the Life: Molecular Technologist

  When my alarm clock goes off in the morning, it is go time. I like to be “lab ready” the second I walk in at 7:00 am, in case...

Published on May 5, 2022

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Fostering a Purpose-Driven Culture

Fostering a Purpose-Driven Culture: Foundation Medicine Named to Boston Business Journal’s Best Places to Work 2022 List  Foundation Medicine is a mission-centric company with a strong set of values that...

Published on Apr 22, 2022

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A Day in the Life: Commercial Accessioning Technician

  Prior to working at Foundation Medicine, I worked as a pharmacy technician in both the retail and hospital setting. I enjoyed the work; however, I eventually decided to explore...

Published on Mar 18, 2022

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Team Spotlight: International Operations, Penzberg

I joined Foundation Medicine, GmbH in May 2019, directly after completing my PhD, as an application scientist for international projects, based in Penzberg, Germany. From the very beginning, I was...

Published on Jan 24, 2022

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Career Development Story: Maja

  With an academic background of biotechnology and bioengineering and a fire inside of me to help the world in my own way, it only seemed natural to find myself...

Published on Jan 20, 2022

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A Day in the Life: Data Strategy Marketing

  I was always interested in science, primarily motivated by dad and my grandfather who both came from humble beginnings but broke down barriers to be able to work in...

Published on Jan 19, 2022

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Team Spotlight: Data & Insights Delivery, GPS

  I joined the Data Team at Foundation Medicine back in 2019 to help build our real-world data products. Cancer has touched all our lives in some fashion. That drives...

Published on Jan 18, 2022

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Career Development Story: From Laboratory Operations Intern to Molecular Technologist

  Everything Happens for a Reason  In 2018 I was a college sophomore majoring in Molecular & Cellular Biology. I knew I wanted to help cancer patients someday, but I...

Published on Dec 16, 2021

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Team Spotlight: GPS Field and Business Enablement

  I joined Foundation Medicine in June of 2021, after 17 years at a company I that I thought I would never leave. I had been interested in Foundation Medicine as...

Published on Dec 8, 2021

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Thank you.

  With Thanksgiving upon us this week in the United States, and the end of the year fast approaching, I wanted to take a moment to pause and reflect on...

Published on Nov 23, 2021

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Veterans Day 2021

Foundation Medicine is proud to honor our veterans, and to share their stories of how they continue to make an impact through their dedication to our mission to transform cancer...

Published on Nov 11, 2021

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Automation Engineer: from Cambridge to San Diego

The path that brought me to Foundation Medicine, and then to our new San Diego location is what I would describe as a perfect opportunity. It wasn’t a hard decision...

Published on Nov 4, 2021

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Communications Intern: The Writer Behind the Stories

  Immediate Support and Passion  Right from my first phone interview with Foundation Medicine, I felt welcomed and supported, despite having not even received the position yet. Meredyth, Senior Campus...

Published on Oct 21, 2021

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Incredible Milestone Achievement: Reviewing 100,000 patient cases

  Senior Scientific Copy Editor Stephen recently reached an exciting milestone in his seven-year career at Foundation Medicine: reviewing 100,000 patient cases.  As a scientific copy editor, a major responsibility of Stephen’s role...

Published on Oct 4, 2021

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RTP Histology: What Changes and What Stays the Same

Getting to come into work every day and never living the same day twice is only one of the things I love about working at Foundation Medicine. The constant innovation...

Published on Aug 20, 2021

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Feeling Valued as an Intern: Collaboration at Its Finest

Coming into my internship at Foundation Medicine, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. When I reflect back on my time at Foundation Medicine over the last ten weeks, I...

Published on Aug 12, 2021

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Spotlight: US Client Services – How We Foster Growth

When we say that our passion is personal, we wholeheartedly mean it. Seeing my son go through numerous cancer treatments pushed me to want to make a difference in someone...

Published on Aug 11, 2021

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Pathology Projects and Connections That Matter

  Taking a Risk  Two years ago, I decided to try something completely new. After hearing about my friend’s positive experience working at Foundation Medicine, I decided to take my...

Published on Aug 10, 2021

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From Team Member to Leader: How I Helped Shape The Penzberg Client Services Team

A Perfect Combination of Passions With an academic background of biotechnology and bioengineering and a fire inside of me to help the world in my own way, it only seemed...

Published on Jul 22, 2021

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Career Development Story: Thomas, Bioinformatics Penzberg

  Almost 4,000 miles away from Foundation Medicine’s headquarters in Cambridge, the team in Penzberg, Germany works rigorously and passionately to not only carry out our crucial mission of transforming...

Published on Jul 12, 2021

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Celebrating Pride Month 2021

At Foundation Medicine, we are committed to fostering an environment that empowers employees to bring their authentic selves to work and provides a supportive space for employees to reach their...

Published on Jun 24, 2021

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Career Development Story: Anja

  What was your first role at Foundation Medicine, and how has your career developed?  I started working at Foundation Medicine GmbH a year and a half ago in the...

Published on May 28, 2021

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A Day in The Life: Client Services Penzberg

This is our team – Foundation Medicine GmbH Client Services    During my biomedical studies with a major in tumor biology, I was exposed to the complexity and heterogeneity of...

Published on May 12, 2021

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A Career in Curiosity: IT at Foundation Medicine 

Earlier in my career, I was working for an organization that enabled the modernization of IT systems of various state department of motor vehicles (DMV). What you don’t see behind...

Published on Apr 28, 2021

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News From Foundation Medicine GmbH in Germany: Empower EVERY Employee

    The past twelve months have been beyond exceptional and nobody can deny the impacts the global corona pandemic had on our daily lives. However, there were many positives....

Published on Apr 21, 2021

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Our Passion is Personal

Since Foundation Medicine’s inception, our focus on the people and families affected by cancer inspires us every day in our commitment to transform cancer care. Behind each of these photos is...

Published on Apr 9, 2021

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Celebrating Trans Day Of Visibility

At Foundation Medicine, everyone on our team is unique. We focus on people first, we support each other’s identities including their gender identity, and we never forget that we’re all...

Published on Mar 31, 2021

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Celebrating Black History Month

  During the month of February, Foundation Medicine celebrated Black History Month through weekly educational events hosted virtually by our employee resource networks (ERNs).  These employee-led networks seek to strengthen...

Published on Mar 17, 2021

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Career Development Story: Karina, Director, IT Governance

  Karina, Director, IT Governance, recently made a move within Foundation Medicine from the Engineering Team. Karina reflects on her life-long passion for learning, her desire to keep leading, and...

Published on Nov 19, 2020

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Innovation During a Pandemic – Harindra, Principal Software Engineer

  What inspired you to join Foundation Medicine?  The great teams and our work in personalizing healthcare inspired me to join Foundation Medicine in April of this year. There has been...

Published on Nov 9, 2020

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A Day in the Life: Product Owner Noel

  I had the pleasure of interviewing Noel, a Product Owner on the Technology team. As  a person living with advanced cancer, Noel exemplifies strength and has a personal understanding of the impact that her work at...

Published on Aug 28, 2020

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A Day in the Life: Cloud Engineer

  Welcome to “A Day in the Life,” a series spotlighting Foundation Medicine employees across all departments and locations. This frequent series will put you in the shoes of one...

Published on Jul 24, 2020

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A Day in the Life of a Pathologist

Welcome to “A Day in the Life,” a series spotlighting Foundation Medicine employees across all departments and locations. This frequent series will put you in the shoes of one of...

Published on May 7, 2020

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Inside our Germany Location

  Foundation Medicines European subsidiary is located within the Roche Campus in Penzberg, Germany, just a couple of miles south of Munich. Roche Penzberg is one of Europe’s largest biotechnology centers, employing around...

Published on Apr 20, 2020

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Our Values

  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...

Published on Apr 17, 2020

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Our new PROUD Employee Resource Network

Last year, Foundation Medicine announced our vision for creating Employee Resource Networks (ERNs) - employee-led groups that foster a diverse, inclusive workplace aligned with organizational mission, values, goals, business practices,...

Published on Mar 19, 2020

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From Patient to Employee: Corey, Client Services

  In 2014, Corey, a recent college graduate and avid runner, was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer. Earlier this year, Corey joined Foundation Medicine (FMI) as a Patient Services...

Published on Mar 6, 2020

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My Impact on Transforming Cancer Care - Histology

  I first came across the position for a histology supervisor at Foundation Medicine at a time when I was a stay-at-home mom and wasn’t planning to return to work....

Published on Mar 5, 2020

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Uplift Summit: Women in Tech and Science

UPLIFT is a new Employee Resource Network to support females, and those who identify as female, at all levels.  UPLIFT was officially launched with an all-day Summit to discuss women’s...

Published on Feb 6, 2020

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