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Senior Research Associate/Scientist I

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Foundation Medicine Cambridge , MA 02138

Posted 5 months ago


Foundation Medicine is seeking a talented, highly motivated and results-oriented Senior Research Associate / Scientist I to join the Product Development Clinical Platforms group to support the late-stage development and deployment of new NGS-based assays in our clinical labs. The ideal candidate has research and clinical lab experience in a dynamic, multidisciplinary environment and a strong working knowledge of molecular biology, high throughput automation and next generation sequencing.


  • Work with a multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers and computational biologists to support the late-stage development of clinical DNA-seq and RNA-seq diagnostic assays in our research and clinical labs.

  • Work to enhance existing and develop new automated workflows in collaboration with automation engineers.

  • Oversee the timely processing and reporting of oncology samples to internal and external collaborators.

  • Author detailed, accurate, and accessible records of experimental data and high-quality protocols.


  • Extensive experience with robotic liquid handlers, lab automation and instrumentation (especially from Agilent Technologies, Beckman Coulter or Hamilton).

  • Experience in standard molecular biology techniques and an understanding of the practices and principals of NGS, including DNA-seq and RNA-seq protocols, and various target-enrichment approaches (e.g. multiplex-PCR, hybrid selection).

  • Experience in the development and/or implementation of genomic assays in a regulated environment (CLIA, CAP, GxP, ISO, etc.) including writing standard operating procedures, validation protocols and data reports.

  • Results oriented with daily focus on working to achieve individual, project and group goals.

  • Scientific thought process and understanding of assay parameters illustrating creative approaches to problem solving to inform assay troubleshooting and optimization.

  • Familiarity with VBscript, Python, PERL and/or JavaScript, relational databases, SQL, LIMS or other relevant enterprise software packages is desired but not required.

Education or Experience:

  • BSc required, MSc preferred.

  • Experience in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics is preferred.

  • Minimum 3-5 years working in Industry and/or Academia.

  • Demonstrated ability to clearly communicate scientific results in internal and external presentations and publications.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic, fast paced team environment.

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Senior Research Associate/Scientist I

Expired Job

Foundation Medicine