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 6,200 people from over 50 nations. Roche nurtures a collaborative corporate culture which promotes and supports open-minded thought and activity. This environment harmonizes perfectly with Foundation Medicines core values and culture.
Current Open Roles on the Team:
|Manager, Automation||Lab Operations||101156||Penzberg, Bavaria DE||Germany||Penzberg, Bavaria DE, Germany, 82377||Operations||Position Summary The Manager of Laboratory Automation will be based at our facility located in Penzberg Germany and will report to Director of Laboratory Operations. S/he will be reasonable for leading a team of Automation Engineers and Applicati...|
|EU Medical Director (m/f/d)||Medical Affairs||100380||Penzberg, Bavaria DE||Germany||Penzberg, Bavaria DE, Germany, 82377||Medical||About the Job The Medical Director works to expand and strengthen the FMI Germany team in Penzberg. FMI's mission is the preparation, sequencing, and analysis of tissue and blood samples from cancer patients to produce a report that supports the ...|
The Foundation Medicine laboratory in Penzberg was initiated in January 2017 and launched for commercial diagnostic, i.e. comprehensive genomic profiling for cancer patients, in October 2017. In addition to laboratory operations, the site functions as hub for internal collaborations and partnerships. The central location in Europe and within the Penzberg campus allow for a strong synergy between Foundation Medicine, various national and international partners and Roche.
The Foundation Medicine team in Penzberg consists of several groups, such as Laboratory Operations, Client Services & Accessioning, Computational Biology, Quality Assurance, Automation Engineering, Project management, Finance and IT. Starting with only four employees in January 2017, the team has grown to almost sixty employees in March 2020 (from 6 different nations) and continues to expand in size! Many of the Roche amenities on campus can also be used by Foundation Medicine employees, such as the gym, canteen, and bus services.
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. Our working environment had to quickly adapt to the new situation and employers and employees just the same had to accommodate to the new circumstances. Continued or exclusive work from remote has become “the new normal” – and to everyone’s surprise, it is working just as well.
- Vera , VP, International Operations & Managing Director Foundation Medicine GmbH.
Thomas started working at Foundation Medicine in Penzberg in 2017.
"I was the first bioinformatician hired in Penzberg. Since then, I have developed significantly and have taken on numerous leadership roles in Penzberg. Seeing the team grow from just a handful of employees to over 60 has been a very rewarding journey." Read more about his story.
Client Services is the communication bridge from Foundation Medicine to our external partners. In Penzberg, we work directly with Roche’s customer care team to support our European stakeholders.
Read more about Verena’s experience as a Sr. Client Services Associate in Penzberg.
Read more about how Maja helped shape the Penzberg Client Services team.
Anja started working at Foundation Medicine GmbH a year and a half ago in the lab as a Molecular Technologist II. She has recently moved to a role as a Specialist, Right to Operate. She shared how leadership supported this transition as well as a combination of mobile and on-site working HERE.
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