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Translational Scientist, Clinical Development

  • Seaport Blvd., Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

The Translational Scientist, Clinical Development is a translational scientist leading key scientific studies, from concept through to publication, focused on developing novel insights in clinical genomics to inform application of FMIs comprehensive genomic profiling products in clinical practice and oncology drug development. The position manages scientific collaborations with key opinion leaders in clinical oncology and leverages real-world clinical datasets with the goal of driving studies establishing real-world clinical validity and utility of genomic profiling.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead key manuscripts from initial concept to publication to establish clinical validity and clinical utility of our products.
  • Conduct translational research to develop insights into predictive and prognostic biomarkers.
  • Leverage FMI’s clinical and genomic datasets to link genomic findings with clinical outcomes.
  • Contribute to protocol design and review for studies led by Clinical Development.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to identify and prioritize key clinical studies.
  • Ensure studies further broaden the adoption of FMI products.
  • Contribute broadly to the conception and execution of conference abstracts and publications.
  • Manage and establish beneficial collaborations with key opinion leaders in oncology.
  • Continually develop deep domain expertise in genomics from a scientific, clinical and technical standpoint and lend insights to cross-functional teams to further the development of our products and strategy.
  • Maintain availability to the wider FMI business for clinical development expertise, presenting information to scientific, medical, or nonprofessional stakeholders.
  • Other duties pertinent to translational science as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in life sciences and 3+ year(s) of experience in clinical outcomes genomics in an academic or life sciences industry setting, OR
  • Doctorate Degree or Ph.D. in a life science and 1+ year(s) of experience in clinical outcomes genomics in an academic or life sciences industry setting

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of industry or post-doctoral experience in an academic or life sciences industry setting
  • Coding (Python and/or R) proficiency or willingness to learn basics of one statistical programming language
  • Demonstrated deep background in cancer biology
  • Demonstrated experience in the field of genomics
  • Expertise in translational research linking genomic biomarkers with clinical outcomes
  • Experience with biomedical data analysis (genomics data, clinical outcomes, biomarkers)
  • Experience with communicating with treating physicians
  • Track record of taking projects from concept to completion
  • Lead-authored publications, and demonstrated excellence in writing
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaborate and communicate effectively with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to work in a laboratory environment where chemicals and reagents are present
  • Excellent organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Extremely high level of integrity and reliability
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Willingness to adhere to all applicable FMI Standard Operating Procedures, policies, processes, and compliance guidelines
  • Understanding of HIPAA and the importance of patient data privacy
  • Commitment to FMIs values: passion, patients, collaboration, and innovation
  • #LI-Hybrid


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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