Clinical Bioinformatics Analyst I

Foundation Medicine, Inc. – Cambridge, MA

Overview:
FMI is dedicated to helping bring personalized cancer medicine into routine clinical practice. Harnessing advanced technology, Foundation Medicine is developing clinical laboratory tests that will broadly capture the most relevant tumor genomic and other molecular information in a single test, and connect it with relevant scientific and medical knowledge to help oncologists determine the right treatment for each patient. The Clinical Bioinformatics Analyst will be responsible for analysis and delivery of NGS sequence data in a high-complexity clinical diagnostic laboratory to clinicians, pharmaceutical partners, and academic collaborators. In addition, the position will be responsible for collecting and presenting quality metrics and reviewing variant reports. The successful candidate will possess a high level of professional maturity, an ability to consistently meet tight deadlines under pressure, exquisite attention to detail and an obsession with quality.
Primary Responsibilities and Essential Duties:

  • Assume responsibility for developing annotated genomic profiles of somatic aberrations based on massively-parallel sequencing (NGS) data, in the context of studies of cancer-patient samples.
  • Review genomic variant calls using proprietary and publicly available tools (e.g. IGV) in collaboration with the scientific team.
  • Provide test results according to SOP with the best possible quality within defined turn-around times.
  • Collaborate with technical teams in specifying requirements for tools to enhance workflow efficiency and robustness.
  • This position may require weekend or off-hours shift work.
  • Education and Required Experience:
  • Minimum BS in Bioinformatics, Biology, or a related scientific field. MS preferred.
  • Experience with bioinformatics tools and databases (NCBI, UCSC Genome Browser, IGV).
  • Scripting ability in Python or Perl.
  • Facility with UNIX environment.
  • Desired Skills and Experience:
  • Working knowledge of cancer genetics and experience with Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS).
  • Substantive genomics research experience in rigorous academic setting.
  • Experience working within a CLIA certified clinical diagnostics laboratory.
  • About Foundation Medicine
    Foundation Medicine is a molecular information company dedicated to a transformation in cancer care in which treatment is informed by a deep understanding of the genomic changes that contribute to each patients unique cancer. The companys initial clinical product, FoundationOne, is a fully informative genomic profile to identify a patients individual molecular alterations and match them with relevant targeted therapies and clinical trials. Foundation Medicines molecular information platform aims to improve day-to-day care for patients by serving the needs of clinicians, academic researchers and drug developers to help advance the science of molecular medicine in cancer.

    Note to Employment Agencies
    Foundation Medicine values our relationships with our Recruitment Partners and will only accept resumes from those partners whom have been contracted by a member of our Human Resources team to collaborate with us. Foundation Medicine is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited or are received by any employee of Foundation Medicine who is not a member of the Human Resources team.

    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 FMIs 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)

    To all recruitment agencies: Foundation Medicine does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Foundation Medicine employees or any other organization location. Foundation Medicine is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.

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