Every patient sample is a story.
That's why our Lab Ops team is focused on providing physicians with comprehensive genomic information about each person's cancer. Information that's as unique as the patients are. The insights discovered in our labs may help change their story.
About the Job
The Automation Engineer is part of the Process Engineering and Laboratory Automation team responsible for developing, installing, and maintaining automated laboratory systems supporting the clinical assays that will power the future of oncology testing through Comprehensive Genomic Profiling at Foundation Medicine. The scientists and engineers in the group collaborate with project and cross-functional teams in a matrix organization to continuously improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our new and existing automated laboratory products and processes.
The Automation Engineer is responsible for automating and scaling workflows and implementing processes for deployment in clinical laboratories at multiple sites. This position is involved in all aspects of assay automation development and instrument integration from concept to requirements definition, method development, optimization, troubleshooting and validation. The Automation Engineer identifies problem areas and develops solutions to reduce Turn-Around-Time (TAT), increase sample processing capacity and reduce cost of goods sold.
The incumbent leverages knowledge and skills of automation to contribute to cross-functional teams on a variety of projects to explore, develop, optimize, test, and implement robust, scalable solutions for FMI's sample processing workflows. Additionally, this position works with outside vendors to develop integrated robotic solutions and ensures all automated solutions fully address business and user requirements.
Regular onsite work at a designated FMI location is an essential function of this role.
Please be aware that Foundation Medicine mandates COVID-19 vaccination of all employees regardless of work location. Accommodations may be made in accordance with applicable law.
Foundation Medicine, Inc. (FMI) 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.
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