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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.

 

Scientist I, Translational Oncology and Clinical Reporting

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

About the Job

The Scientist I, Translational Oncology & Clinical Reporting (TOCR), makes essential contributions as both an individual contributor and as a part of a team in support of Foundation Medicine's medical reporting process by carrying out literature research, scientific analysis, and scientific writing. Regular, systematic review of scientific and medical sources completed by the scientist in this position inform the creation of a high-quality, personalized diagnostic report for each patient. Close consultation with Medical and Clinical Research teams facilitates report content creation that is concise, informative, and physician-focused. In this role, the Scientist I contributes to additional projects, both within and between departments, in support of broader TOCR and Foundation Medicine goals. These may include, but are not limited to, scientific, product, and technology development activities.

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

• Identify, interpret, synthesize and succinctly summarize literature and other sources relevant to Foundation Medicine's comprehensive cancer genomic test.

• Collaborate with internal and external scientists and physicians to review, refine, and extend existing medical content.

• Generate new clinically-focused content and/or guidelines based on review of scientific literature, existing guidelines and other sources.

• Contribute to the development and maintenance of Foundation Medicine's clinical oncology knowledgebase.

• Contribute to additional research and development projects, both within TOCR and between departments, in support of broader TOCR and Foundation Medicine goals.

• Communicate with internal and external stakeholders about scientific aspects of patient genomics.

• Deliver on tight deadlines.

• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

• Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent in cancer biology, cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, molecular biology, molecular oncology, translational medicine or similar field; OR,

• M.S. or equivalent with background in the fields above and 7+ years of relevant work experience; OR,

• B.S. or equivalent with background in the fields above and 10+ years of relevant work experience

Preferred Qualifications

• Postdoctoral or other relevant work experience

• Experience involving scientific and/or medical communications

• Disease genetics or clinical oncology experience

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

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

• Deep understanding of genetic and biochemical pathways

• Familiarity with current topics in cancer genome biology and targeted therapeutics

• Superior verbal and written communication skills

• Understanding of HIPAA and importance of privacy of patient data

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

 

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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