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Research Fellow I

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Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated.

Boston, MA

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9745BR,ActualValueFromSolar:null},Department Early Project Incubator (BOS) ,ActualValueFromSolar:null},Posting location Boston, MA ,ActualValueFromSolar:null},Job Title/Position Title Research Fellow I,ActualValueFromSolar:null},Posting Job Title Research Fellow Exploratory Biology,ActualValueFromSolar:null},Job Description We are seeking a highly motivated, industry-experienced drug discovery scientist to join the Boston Research group at Vertex. The candidate will contribute at the early research and lead optimization stages to multidisciplinary drug discovery teams charged with finding transformative therapies for rare diseases (such as alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, sickle cell disease, and adrenoleukodystrophy, among others). The candidate must be capable of designing and conducting independent research experiments to identify and validate new drug discovery projects, create innovative (yet practical) assays and screening concepts, and address biological questions that arise in later stage drug discovery. Creativity and good interpersonal skills are necessary characteristics for the role, as one will often be called upon to solve problems in a matrix team environment. Experience as a biology or project leader in a drug discovery team, or obvious potential to develop into such roles, are desired.

#LI-BS1,ActualValueFromSolar:null},Minimum Qualifications

* PhD (or equivalent degree) in Molecular or Cellular Biology or a related discipline

* 10 plus years experience in industry. Experience leading a small group is a plus.

* Strong publication record in areas related to drug discovery

* Demonstrated contributions in target identification and validation

* Solid understanding of drug discovery

* An ability to navigate disciplines in biology beyond ones specialist training

* Proven ability to champion and advance innovative concepts

* Effective communication skills, both verbal and written

* Ability to manage complexity and ambiguity in a matrix work environment

* Ability to identify and drive collaborations with external institutions

* Experience in genomic technologies and data analysis is a plus

* A desire to be part of a highly innovative company aimed at transforming the lives of people with serious diseases, their families and society

,ActualValueFromSolar:null},Full-Time or Part-Time Full-Time ,ActualValueFromSolar:null},Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. We discovered and developed the first medicines to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF), a rare, life-threatening genetic disease. In addition to clinical development programs in CF, Vertex has more than a dozen ongoing research programs focused on the underlying mechanisms of other serious diseases.

Founded in 1989 in Cambridge, Mass., Vertex today has research and development sites and offices around the world. For several consecutive years, Science magazine has named Vertex one of its Top Employers in the life sciences. For additional information and the latest updates from the Company, please visit ************.

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a persons race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the recruiter or hiring manager, or contact Talent Acquisition at ******************************.

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Vertex is a global biotechnology company that aims to discover, develop and commercialize innovative new medicines so people with serious diseases can lead better lives. Founded in 1989, Vertex today employs more than 2,000 people at sites around the world. In addition to our headquarters in Massachusetts, Vertex has research and development sites and other offices in San Diego, CA; Abingdon, Oxfordshire, UK; Laval, Quebec; Coralville, IA; and Geneva, Switzerland.

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