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Supervisor, Accessioning

  • Penzberg, Bavaria DE, Germany, 82377
  • Full Time
The Team  

The position is based within the FMI Team in Penzberg, which currently consists of approx. 50 employees in various roles. Our mission is to prepare, sequence and analyze the tissue and blood samples of cancer patients in order to create a result report that allows the patients to receive personalized treatment. We stand out thanks to our startup mentality and strong team spirit, which is reflected in short decision paths, mutual support and high levels of trust. For the last three years, we here in Penzberg have been making a genuine contribution to the lives of many patients around the world—to ensure we can continue to do so, we need you on our team!


Your Profile

You will need to meet the following requirements for the position:

  • You have a bachelor's degree (preferably with a scientific background)
  • Alternatively, you have are a medical assistant (MFA), MTA, BTA or comparable with several years of practical experience in the biotechnological or routine diagnostics area
  • You already have leadership experience as an "Inspiring Leader" who knows how to take along and motivate the employees of his organization
  • You communicate openly and clearly, work in a structured and solution-oriented manner
  • You are a reliable and responsible person, and you work carefully and precisely in a result and quality-oriented manner even under great time pressure
  • You have excellent knowledge of German and English, both written and spoken

Your Duties

  • You lead the accessioning team, carry out performance reviews and ensure that company goals are achieved
  • Coordinating the tasks of the Accessioning Team, including assigning and managing roles and meeting schedules and deadlines
  • Oversee the administration and updating of Standard Operating Instructions (SOPs)
  • Cross-site and cross-functional collaboration to ensure compliance with the highest quality standards
  • Full responsibility for the management of patient samples
  • Documentation, initiation and investigation of process deviations
  • Participation in biohazard, chemical, safety and other educational programs

Your Perspective

  • An exciting task in a young, dynamic and international team
  • Insights into different areas of work at Foundation Medicine

You will gain experience in an internationally oriented tumor diagnostics company



Foundation Medicine is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, or national origin. Further, qualified applicants will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or protected veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. See also FMI’s EEO Statement and EEO is the Law and Supplement. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by completing this form.  (EOE/AAP Employer)

To all recruitment agencies: Foundation Medicine does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Foundation Medicine employees or any other organization location. Foundation Medicine is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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