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. Harnessing advanced technology, Foundation Medicine has developed clinical laboratory tests that broadly captures the most relevant tumor genomic and other molecular information, and connects it with relevant scientific and medical knowledge to help oncologists determine the right treatment for each patient.
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 diseasepatients and their families, payers, physicians, drug developersto 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.
What makes Foundation Medicine so special?
The cancer treatment paradigm is evolving rapidly and we believe there is now widespread recognition that cancer is a disease of the genome, rather than a disease defined solely by its specific anatomical location in the body. Today, physicians increasingly use precision medicines to target cancers based on the specific genomic alterations driving their growth, but most currently available molecular diagnostic tests only reveal a few of the possible alterations. Foundation Medicine provides truly comprehensive molecular information products that can assess the broadest range of relevant genomic alterations from a patient's tumor and distill this complex molecular information into a concise and actionable format that reveals more treatment options for physicians and their patients.
We've seen the difference that our technology can make in the lives of patients, but there is still enormous potential to help even more people. In our drive to help transform the way in which patients with cancer are treated, we strive to improve every life we touch through our dedication to innovation, our commitment to people, and our passion for performance.
Your impact on the patient journey:
As a member of the Pathology team, your commitment to helping patients will include the following duties:
Participate in pathology review of incoming clinical and research samples for all on site FMI testing including FoundationOne, FoundationOneHeme, FoundationACT, FoundationFocus, and FoundationOneCDx.
Function as a clinical consultant regarding the clinical utility of the Foundation Medicine test menu including the appropriateness of the testing ordered, and interpretation of test results.
Support Product Development as part of teams optimizing performance and operationalization of current test offerings.
Support research initiatives to develop new testing capabilities.
Play a major role in all Quality Assurance and test validation programs for the Cambridge lab, and support programs at additional US and ex-US satellite locations.
Provide support for the FMI Commercial team including travel to provide programs at hospitals, cancer centers and medical/scientific meetings.
Perform research studies leading to abstracts and full-length papers supporting and promoting FMI tests and services in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.
Pathologist: Medical Licensure, formal Training in Anatomic Pathology, American Board of Pathology Anatomic Pathology eligible or certified.
Senior Pathologist: Meets criteria for pathologist and at least 4 years of experience in diagnostic pathology, biomedical research, or biotechnology.
What you are:
Driven. You will be focused on the achievement of major alliance goals.
Solutions focused. Willing to bring creative problem-solving skills to challenges along the way.
Scientifically-oriented. You will enjoy learning and being involved in the content of our collaboration activities, and able to converse fluidly with internal and external team members on project goals and activities.
Intuitive. You will have a demonstrated ability to work in the "gray zone" and anticipate challenges before they arise.
Process-oriented, yet flexible. You will appreciate and be able to create and drive process, and at the same time recognize the need to be nimble.
Ability to communicate clearly and concisely with all stakeholders.
A proven cross-functional leader. You will have demonstrated the ability to "influence without authority" and achieve objectives across complex projects and organizational structures.
Independent. You will be able to self-organize and operate effectively without significant day-to-day oversight, while staying tightly connected to key leaders and teams across the collaborations.