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At Foundation Medicine we look for the best and brightest interns and co-ops who share our hunger for transforming cancer care. Learn more about our 2022 program here. 


Intern, Software Engineer - Computational Biology

  • Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

Foundation Medicine is seeking a motivated intern to join our Software Engineering team. The Intern will contribute to the development of software and data systems used to solve problems in genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics. Applied skills include software development and testing, data analytics, and technical communication.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop, test, and improve systems used in operational analysis of patient samples according to established software design principles
  • Develop new tools and technologies to further the state-of-art in biomedical diagnostics Participate in the design and code review processes necessary for software under strict change control
  • Work independently and prepare deliverables in an agile environment
  • Other projects as assigned


    Basic Qualifications

  • Rising senior currently enrolled in an accredited college or university, pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, bioinformatics, or a related field

  • Proficient with programming in a Linux environment (eg. Python, Java

          Preferred Qualifications

  • Significant classwork in computer science, or a related field
  • Prior demonstration of completed analytical project
  • Excellent teamwork skills and strong desire to learn
  • Proficient with data analysis (eg. SQL, R) and familiarity with git
  • Strong time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary, fast-paced, dynamic, and results-oriented environment
  • Prior demonstration of completed projects




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.

Our 2022 Internship Program

At Foundation Medicine we look for the best and brightest interns who share our hunger for transforming cancer care. Not only will each intern have the opportunity to learn and grow, but we will also learn from our interns as we pursue our passion together. We offer opportunities in departments across the company including: Lab Operations, Cancer Genomics, Data Strategy & Product Development, Technology, and Business Support Services. 

Learn more about our 2022 program here. 

"My time as an intern helped shape my career decisions. Seeing the important work done at Foundation Medicine helped me realize that this was the right path for me. After I graduated college in May of 2020, I was offered a full-time position as a Molecular Technician, before being promoted to a Molecular Technologist I. In my current role, I process patient samples by performing DNA digestion, extraction, library construction, and quality control assays."

- Stephanie, Molecular Technologist, Former Laboratory Operations Intern


Learn more about making the most of your internship here. 

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