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Chief of Staff - Medical

  • Seaport Blvd., Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Chief of Staff (CoS), Medical is a strategic partner and thought leader for the Medical organization. This position is responsible for improving current processes and coordinating organizational procedures to optimize communication, workflows, resource management, efficiency and productivity. As a member of the Medical Leadership Team, the incumbent collaborates with the Chief Medical Officer and the broader MedLT to support with strategic alignment. The CoS, Medical is responsible for streamlining high importance projects and conducting leadership-level internal and external initiatives that have a very significant impact on the company’s business objectives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Add structure and process for better communication within Medical as well as across other stakeholder teams. Ensure activities are running efficiently within and across teams.
  • Design and execute upon initiatives for cohesion, improved alignment and engagement among teams and departments through synthesis of information and data across the organization.
  • Set the agendas of Medical Leadership Team (LT) meetings, of related team meetings, and ensure successful preparation and organization of these meetings.
  • Support the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in preparing annual budget planning for the Medical organization.
  • Support CMO in providing quarterly business reports to all employees.
  • Function as the point person for the CMO as it relates to managing the annual operating cycle and measuring progress against strategic initiatives.
  • Serve as liaison between all Medical Team functional leaders to develop unified road maps and joint initiatives for overall step changes in productivity and reliability.
  • Build and develop relationships with all employees for increased efficiency and effective responsiveness, and help to define new operational strategies, working with CMO and executives on special projects pertinent to operations.
  • Serve as a subject matter expert, handling inquiries and developing action plans to address them, and assisting with the preparation and dissemination of communications.
  • In partnership with CMO, develop dashboards and key performance indicators providing guidance to the Medical Team on strategy and delivery.
  • Drive business priorities from start to finish.
  • Execute special projects or initiatives on behalf of the CMO.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years of professional experience in the life sciences industry
  • 3+ years of experience in a Chief of Staff role or equivalent leadership capacity

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree, such as a Master of Business Administration or PMP Certification
  • Management experience
  • Experience working in highly cross-functional teams
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying and implementing operational improvements in general
  • Experience developing and managing a department budget and partnering with finance staff on monthly financial reconciliation
  • Experience leading and managing strategic initiatives
  • Experience developing organization culture and collaboration with key partners
  • Expert experience in leading, mentoring, and motivating teams
  • Deep understanding of business strategy and metrics
  • Excellent decision-making, communication and collaboration skills with proven cross-functional and multi-level relationship building skills
  • Outstanding communication and presentation skills, including developing and delivering presentations to senior management and large groups
  • Superior communication skills with a demonstrated ability to navigate a complex organization and generate buy-in for ideas and plans
  • Excellent organization and attention to detail
  • An entrepreneurial mindset, with a bias for action and ability to deal with extreme ambiguity and rapidly changing environments
  • Understanding of HIPAA and the importance of patient data privacy
  • Commitment to reflect FMI’s values: passion, patients, innovation and collaboration



About Foundation Medicine

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.

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.

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Shakti, Foundation Medicine’s Senior Director of Pathology, and Senior Associate Medical Director, discusses the direct link between his daily work and making a positive impact for people with cancer. Hear a about a day in the life of a Pathologist at Foundation Medicine.

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