Our European Teams in Germany

Foundation Medicine's 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 Medicine's core values and culture.

We are proud to be certified as a 2021 Great Place to Work in Germany. At all of our Foundation Medicine sites, our people-first culture allows us to do our best work each day to transform cancer care for patients, physicians, and researchers.

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Current Open Roles on the Team:


Molecular Technologist II Lab Operations 101514 Penzberg, Bavaria DE Germany Penzberg, Bavaria DE, Germany, 82377 Operations About the Job The Molecular Technologist II position is a key member of the clinical diagnostic laboratory operations staff responsible for performing all aspects of complex patient sample testing, solution and reagent preparation, equipment main...
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.

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Career Development Story: Thomas, Bioinformatics

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.


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Foundation Medicine GmbH Client Services 

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.

Career Development Story: Anja

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.

Read more about her story.

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