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Foundation Medicine | Cambridge, Massachusetts
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Job Description


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.

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 disease-patients and their families, payers, physicians, drug developers-to 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.

The Internal Communications co-op will gain valuable experience through supporting, and in some cases leading, several important communications projects across a number of areas across Foundation Medicine. The selected candidate will work closely with the associate director, internal communications and other team members on several defined projects, as well as provide general day-to-day support as needed.

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 Corporate Communications team, your role with entail:

* Writing and production of content for our employee intranet by researching, writing and packaging articles, patient and employee stories and multimedia content.
* Compiling and drafting articles for weekly employee newsletter, FMI Friday.
* Assisting with employee event production and logistics. For example:
* Web chats
* Town hall meetings
* Executive Q&A sessions

* Assisting with management of talent acquisition social media channels, including Glassdoor.
* Conducting industry benchmarking and best practices research to help guide creation of strategy and planning for Corporate Communication initiatives.
* Providing support for ad hoc projects as needed.

Your expertise:

* Must have a high school diploma and be enrolled in a degree program leading to a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications or a related field. Graduates may also be qualified if they are enrolled in an advanced degree program.
* Minimum 3.2 GPA.
* Prior internship experience in the medical/pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry or in communications.
* Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
* Outstanding verbal and written communication skills with excellent attention to detail.
* Ability to succeed in a fast-paced environment with multiple, competing priorities.
* Ability to deliver results with limited direction and guidance and on tight deadlines; a self-starter.
* Highly motivated and energetic.
* Strong work ethic and tenacity.

About Foundation Medicine

The mission of the ABIM Foundation is to advance medical professionalism to improve the health care system. We achieve this by collaborating with physicians and physician leaders, medical trainees, health care delivery systems, payers, policy makers, consumer organizations and patients to foster a shared understanding of professionalism and how they can adopt the tenets of professionalism in practice.

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