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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.


Clinical Bioinformatics Analyst I

  • Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Analyst I, Clinical Bioinformatics is responsible for analysis and delivery of next generation sequence
data in a high-complexity clinical diagnostic laboratory to clinicians, pharmaceutical partners, and
academic collaborators. In addition, the position is responsible for collecting and presenting quality
metrics and reviewing variant reports.

This is a regulated position and additional information may be available from QA on the qualifications for
this role pertaining to regulatory guidelines.

Key Responsibilities

• Develop annotated genomic profiles of somatic aberrations based on massively-parallel sequencing
(Next Generation Sequencing or NGS) data in cancer-patient samples study.
• Review genomic variant calls using proprietary and publicly available tools, including but not limited
to the Integrative Genomics Viewer (IGV), in close collaboration with the scientific team.
• Provide test results according to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) with the best possible quality
within defined turn-around times.
• Collaborate with technical teams in specifying requirements for tools to enhance workflow efficiency
and robustness.
• Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree
• Prior experience working with bioinformatics tools and databases

Preferred Qualifications
• Master’s Degree in Bioinformatics, Biology, or a life science
• Substantive genomics research experience in rigorous academic setting
• Experience with bioinformatics tools and databases, including the National Center for Biotechnology
Information (NCBI), University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) Genome Browser, and Integrative
Genomics Viewer (IGV)
• Scripting ability in Python or Perl
• Facility with UNIX environment
• Experience with Next-Generation Sequencing
• Experience working within a CLIA-certified clinical diagnostics laboratory
• Ability to work in a lab environment in the presence of chemicals and regents
• Ability to work weekend or off-hours shift work
• Strong interpersonal skills that include excellent skills in written and oral communication,
collaboration, and problem solving
• Demonstrated history of successfully managing multiple concurrent initiatives and maintaining one’s
own workflow
• Demonstrated ability to meet project deadlines
• Ability to work well under pressure while maintaining a professional demeanor
• Understanding of HIPAA and the importance of patient data privacy
• Commitment to reflecting FMI’s values: passion, patients, innovation and collaboration


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.


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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