Person, Text, Face

Sr Scientist, Computational Biology

  • Torreyana Road, San Diego, California, United States
  • 400 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Senior Scientist, Computational Biology on the Computational Biology team provides computational, bioinformatic, and statistical expertise and leadership to enrich the analytical capabilities of existing products, as well as to design and build lab protocols and computational analyses for new products.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work within an interdisciplinary team of molecular biologists, computational biologists, software engineers, and scientific leaders focused on developing diagnostic products using massively parallel sequencing of tumor genomic DNA and RNA.
  • Lead development of algorithms and new computational methods for identifying clinically-relevant alterations in tumor DNA and RNA derived from clinical cancer specimens, potentially leading a small team
  • Enhance and optimize existing methods, improving their assay capabilities as well as their technical robustness.
  • Perform or oversee collaborative software development and validation efforts.
  • Process, analyze, and interpret high volumes of data for the development and validation of methods.
  • Incorporate new findings of cancer biology and diagnostics into existing computational pipelines.
  • Monitor and evaluate analytical aspects of new and emerging technologies.
  • Present scientific and technical data to colleagues in a clear and cohesive manner.
  • Work independently and prepare timetables, deliverables, and project schedules.
  • Represent the computational biology group in cross-functional projects.
  • Mentor junior colleagues and collaborate with project teams.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree or PhD in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, or a related field
  • 3+ years working in NGS based diagnostics or research
  • Academic or professional study/work with molecular biology and/or genomics
  • Familiar with one or more of the following programming and scripting languages: Python, Java, R, or C++

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong understanding of molecular biology and genomics
  • Experience:
    • contributing to a complex production analytical system
    • developing algorithms for analysis of biological data
    • with next-generation (NGS) sequencing data
    • in cancer research, including a working understanding of computational approaches for cancer genome analysis
    • leading collaborative projects
  • Excellent teamwork, time management, and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to: work independently in a multidisciplinary, fast-paced, dynamic, and results oriented environment present data to a multidisciplinary audience in a clear and cohesive manner
  • Understanding of HIPAA and the importance of patient data privacy
  • Commitment to reflect FMI's values: passion, patients, innovation, and collaboration

#LI-Hybrid

About Foundation Medicine

Foundation Medicine began with an idea—to simplify the complex nature of cancer genomics, bringing cutting-edge science and technology to everyday cancer care. Our approach generates insights that help doctors match patients to more treatment options and helps accelerate the development of new therapies. Foundation Medicine is the culmination of talented people coming together to realize an important vision, and the work we do every day impacts real lives.

Confidence, or the belief that we need to check every box before applying for a job, can sometimes hold us back from going after a role that inspires us. At Foundation Medicine there's no such thing as the 'perfect' applicant, and our company is a place where every employee can make an impact and continue to grow whatever background they may have or path they may have taken. So, as long as you meet the basic qualifications for a role, please apply if you see a position that would make you excited to come into Foundation Medicine every day and help us transform cancer care.

Apply Now

Internal applicants, please use your FMI email address.

Please let me know about more jobs like this

Not You?

Thank you

Recommended Jobs

Account Executive II - Boston North

Sales 102869 Worcester Massachusetts United States Worcester, Massachusetts, United States Commercial Full Time
About the Job The Account Executive II (AE II) is a field-based role with direct customer engagement on the Sales team within FMI’s Commercial operation. The position is responsible for driving sales volume for FMI’s suite of specialty products a...

Account Executive II – Hartford, CT

Sales 102926 United States United States Commercial Full Time
About the Job The Account Executive II (AE II) is a field-based role with direct customer engagement on the Sales team within FMI’s Commercial operation. The position is responsible for driving sales volume for FMI’s suite of products and service...

Sr Research Associate, Assay Development

ctDNA-Cancer Genomics 102922 Boston Massachusetts United States 400 Summer Street, Boston, Massachusetts, United States R&D Full Time
About the Job The Senior Research Associate (SRA), Assay Development will work as part of a new product team, focused on improving blood-based cancer diagnostic capabilities in areas such as cancer detection, minimum residual disease, and other r...

Manager, BioPharma Business Development

Biopharma 102921 United States United States Biopharma Full Time
About the Job The Manager, Business Development - is responsible for developing and executing upon a comprehensive strategy in account acquisition, management and growth for FMI’s pharmaceutical and biotechnology partners and prospects. The incum...
Clothing, Apparel, Person, Scarf, Finger, Plant, Sitting, Female
Lab, Apparel, Clothing, Person, Scientist, Coat, Lab Coat

Foundation Medicine is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, or national origin. Further, qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also FMI’s EEO Statement and EEO is the Law and Supplement. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.  (EOE/AAP Employer)

To all recruitment agencies: Foundation Medicine does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Foundation Medicine employees or any other organization location. Foundation Medicine is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.