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Supervisor, International Operations

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

About Foundation Medicine

Foundation Medicine is leading a transformation in cancer care, where each patient’s treatment is informed by a deep understanding of the molecular changes that contribute to their disease. As a molecular information company, we are focused on fundamentally changing the way in which patients with cancer are treated. Our products provide more than information. They offer hope to patients, their families and friends, their physicians and caregivers. 

As a member of the Foundation Medicine team you’ll work with everyone fighting the disease patients and their families, payers, physicians, drug developers to raise awareness about this transformation in cancer care and Foundation Medicine’s role to ensure we’re delivering the tools and information they need to make an impact and drive access for patients everywhere. Foundation Medicine is headquartered in the heart of Cambridge, MA. Since October 2017, Foundation Medicine GmbH in Penzberg has been actively supporting this mission.

Foundation Medicine is seeking to add a Supervisor International Operations to its rapidly growing team in Penzberg, Germany.

About the Job

You support and coordinate the roll-out of new FMI processes and related standard protocols following internal guidelines with FMI external collaborators and exchange information on external site business with key FMI stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities

Transfer FMI wet-lab technology to international collaboration partners

Preparation and maintenance of training material (SOP, training logs, presentations) in full alignment with FMI’s most up-to-date standard protocols

Conduction of on-site training at partner sites including hands-on training, and support writing detailed, accurate, and accessible experimental plans

Support process qualification and process performance qualification at partner sites

Coordination and conduction of concordance studies between partner sites and FMI

Compiling data and support summarizing results of validation and concordance study

Foster FMIs collaboration with external partner sites and present as reliable point of contact within FMI International Operations team

Position requires ability to travel internationally (up to 20%)


You hold a Masters’ degree in Molecular Biology or in a related field.

You have a background in cancer biology.

You have a deep understanding of laboratory techniques especially hands-on experience with NGS and associated methodologies including DNA-seq and RNA-seq protocols, and various target-enrichment approaches (e.g. multiplex-PCR, hybrid selection)

Working with typical oncology specimens (e.g. FFPE, Blood, Bone Marrow) is familiar to you

You are experienced in the validation and implementation of ISO 15189-certified tests including writing SOPs and validation plans/reports

You have a demonstrated scientific background and capability to conduct and coordinate validation studies and summarizing data for internal and external presentations.

You are capable of working independently and collaboratively in a dynamic and international environment

You are fluent in written and spoken English, Mandarin knowledge highly appreciated.

Last but not least you have good communication skills and the capability to establish strong relationships to FMI internal and external stakeholders.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Our 2021 Virtual Internship Program

Foundation Medicine’s commitment to bringing positive learning experiences to students through our Internship Program has not changed in light of Covid-19 restrictions. We have moved our 2021 program to be a virtual one, and are continuing to provide meaningful work to university students. If selected to participate in our virtual Internship Program, you will be given challenging work, robust networking opportunities, and many ways to experience Foundation Medicine’s culture. While we anxiously await the time when we are all able to be together again, we will not let this slow us down. At Foundation Medicine, we are driven to bring our best to patients every day and we look forward to working with the brightest minds.

Learn more about our 2021 program here. 

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