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Scientist, Cancer Biologist

  • United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Scientist, Cancer Biologist sits on the Medical Affairs Team as a scientific communicator supporting educational outreach activities and scientific endeavors of the team. These include, but are not limited to, participation in Molecular Tumor Boards and support of publications and collaborations with other departments (Marketing, Legal, Regulatory and Sales) across the company. The Scientist, Cancer Biologist analyzes and interprets genomic alterations, and discusses clinical insights from FMI’s test reports with external medical teams.

Key Responsibilities

• Prepare, research, summarize, and discuss genomic findings for chosen clinical cases during Molecular Tumor Boards.

• Explain complex biological processes and genomic alterations to diverse stakeholders who may not have understanding of molecular biology or bioinformatics expertise.

• Interpret genomic results within the context of tumor biology and precision medicine and serve as a genomics expert during the MTBs. Provide follow-up when necessary.

• Work independently to perform molecular information analyses.

• Develop scientific materials to support scientific exchange.

• Provide scientific and genomic expertise for key accounts and external collaborators as required.

• Collaborate with Commercial and Marketing teams to provide scientific support for internal and external activities and communicate scientific insights.

• Facilitate education regarding FMI products in the hematology/oncology and pathology communities as a scientific expert through presentations and scientific exchange.

• Contribute to manuscripts and conference presentations by identifying, documenting, discussing, and presenting scientific insights as guided by the Medical Affairs leader.

• Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

• PhD in a life science or mathematical field with a clinical focus

• 3+ years of experience within the cancer biology, genomics, or life science industry

Preferred Qualifications

• Strong background in cancer biology, translational medicine, targeted therapeutics, or large-scale genomic data analysis

• Experience working with data from clinical trials, personalized medicine studies, or publicly available sequencing datasets, such as TCGA or similar

• Prior experience working with PHI and/or communicating with practicing oncologists

• Work experience involving scientific and/or medical communications

• Knowledge of next generation sequencing principles and their application to precision medicine

• Demonstrated ability to rapidly distill clear, complete, and succinct summaries from complex and potentially contradictory scientific literature sources

• Ability to perform careful, detail-oriented work under deadline pressure

• Ability to incorporate complex genomic and clinical data while clearly explaining to a diverse audience

• Demonstrated reliability as it pertains to project commitments

• Excellent presentation skillset

• Effective oral and written communication skills

• Understanding of HIPAA and the importance of patient data privacy

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

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