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.
ABOUT THE JOB:
The Senior Research Associate, Product Development is responsible for distilling the latest advances in genomic science, technology and clinical data into an innovative cancer therapeutic. Information provided by the research that is conducted in this position supports the development of a Personalized Cancer Vaccine (PCV) project, comprised of a technology platform aimed at generating personalized vaccines to treat cancer patients.
- Perform thorough analyses of multiparametric next generation sequencing (NGS) data to address key statistical questions, data quality and to understand outliers.
- Complete exploratory biomarker hypothesis testing and generation.
- Develop and optimize the NGS-based platforms and assays.
- Draft standard operating procedures (SOPs) and perform training for stakeholders on NGS-based platforms, as development and operation of technologies change.
- Execute assay analytic verification.
- Assist with late-stage development of new nucleic-acid based clinical tests.
- Use state of the art automation technologies and equipment to prepare batches of samples for downstream Next Generation Sequencing.
- Author accurate and detailed reports and records of experimental data that is accessible to identified personnel at FMI.
- Present information at regular team and cross-functional meetings.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific discipline.
- 3 years of experience in the life sciences field.
- Bachelor of Science Degree in Molecular Biology or Bioscience.
- Experience in standard molecular biology techniques with an understanding of the practices and principals of NGS.
- Familiarity with DNA-sequencing and RNA-sequencing protocols, and various target-enrichment approaches (such as multiplex-PCR and hybrid selection).
- Experience developing and/or implementing NGS or other high complexity assays in a clinical regulated laboratory.
- Excellent writing skills and attention to detail.
- History of writing standard operating procedures, validation protocols and data reports.
- Experience working with typical oncology specimens, FFPE, blood, and bone marrow.
- Demonstrated results orientation through successfully making traction on projects both working independently and collaboratively in a dynamic, fast paced team environment.
- Understanding of HIPAA and importance of privacy of patient data.
- Strong interpersonal skills that include excellent skill in collaboration and creative problem solving with other departments and colleagues.
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)
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