About the Job
The Scientist I, Translational Oncology and Clinical Reporting makes essential contributions both as an individual contributor and as part of a team in support of Foundation Medicine's medical reporting process by carrying out literature research, scientific analysis, and scientific writing. Regular, systematic review of scientific and medical sources completed by the incumbent in this position inform the creation of a high-quality, personalized diagnostic report for each patient. Close consultation with Medical and Clinical Research teams facilitates report content creation that is concise, informative, and physician-focused.
This is a regulated position and additional information may be available from QA on the qualifications for this role pertaining to regulatory guidelines.
Identify, interpret, synthesize and succinctly summarize literature and other sources relevant to Foundation Medicine's comprehensive cancer genomic test.
Generate new clinically-focused content and/or guidelines based on review of scientific literature, existing guidelines and other sources.
Collaborate with internal and external scientists and physicians to review, refine, and extend existing medical content.
Contribute to the development and maintenance of Foundation Medicine's clinical oncology knowledgebase.
Develop and contribute to new methods and algorithms to identify and characterize alterations in tumor DNA and RNA derived from clinical cancer specimens.
Provide reporting-related support to external teams, including Foundation Medicine clients.
Lead and contribute to additional projects, both within Biomedical Informatics and between departments, in support of broader Biomedical Informatics and Foundation Medicine goals.
Deliver on tight deadlines.
Other duties as assigned.
1+ years Postdoctoral work experience or equivalent industry experience
Academic study or work experience with cancer biology, cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, disease genetics or clinical oncology
Experience developing algorithms for analysis of biological data, including prior experience with high-throughput sequencing
Experience involving scientific and/or medical communications
Demonstrated ability to rapidly distill clear, complete, and succinct summaries from complex and potentially contradictory primary literature sources
Demonstrated ability to problem solve, within a team and cross-functionally
Deep understanding of genetic and biochemical pathways
Familiarity with current research and topics in cancer genome biology and targeted therapeutics
Strong interpersonal skills, including effective oral and written communication skills
Ability to perform careful, detail-oriented work under deadline pressure
Strong organizational and time-management skills including the ability to manage several projects simultaneously
Understanding of HIPAA and importance of privacy of patient data
Commitment to FMI values: patients, innovation, collaboration, and passion