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The Research and Development team at Foundation Medicine is constantly pushing the envelope to transform cancer care.

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Laboratory Research Assistant I

  • Second Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Laboratory Research Assistant I is a core member of the Product Development team. This position supports all Product Development laboratory personnel who are developing the next generation of diagnostic assays. This position may include equipment maintenance, sample repository management, and reagent preparation in addition to other tasks in a highly complex laboratory environment.

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

Regular onsite work at a designated FMI location is an essential function of this role.

Key Responsibilities

• Stock inventory in the lab including preparing reagents, labware, and equipment for routine lab usage on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.

• Follow instructions defined in Standard Operating Procedures.

• Coordinate the timing of laboratory equipment maintenance.

• Collaborate closely with the Technology, Facilities, and Quality Assurance departments.

• Assist with procurement for the R&D laboratory.

• Work in a lab environment using chemicals and reagents.

• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

• High School Diploma or GED

• 1+ year(s) of experience in a job in the logistics, science, technology field or another regulated industry

• Computer proficiency, including data entry skills (such as Microsoft Office Suite)

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree, particularly a Bachelor of Science degree in biological or life sciences

• Experience in a Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments/ College of American Pathologists certified laboratory

• Familiarity with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)

• Demonstrated commitment to quality and continuous improvement

• Ability to communicate effectively and follow written and verbal instructions, particularly with scientific or technical information

• Ability to work in a lab environment using chemicals and reagents

• Ability to work independently

• Strong organizational skills, high attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task effectively

• Understanding of HIPAA and the importance of privacy of patient data

• Commitment to FMI values: patients, innovation, collaboration, and passion

 

 

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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