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High Throughput Biology Research Associate

San Diego County, California, US
Closing date
Dec 4, 2021

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Adaptive Management, Biology
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Employment Type
Full time
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Job Description

Vertex Pharmaceuticals is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Research Associate proficient in laboratory procedures, and cell culture to join our Discovery Core group in San Diego. The successful candidate will work in a team setting and be responsible for large scale production of recombinant, primary human progenitors, stem cells, and 3D organoids. This will include utilization of automated systems to enable production of human cells to support drug discovery projects. A demonstrated strong understanding of best practices to ensure reliability, efficiency, and quality control is required.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Culture recombinant, primary human progenitors, stem cells and/or 3D organoids
  • Completes experiments in a reliable, consistent manner
  • Demonstrates high level of attention to details
  • Performs initial analysis of experimental data and interprets immediate experimental outcomes
  • Records experiments and results in laboratory notebooks (including all electronic systems) in accordance with lab procedures
  • Recognizes problems and suggests experiments to troubleshoot issues
  • Execute on new ideas to improve workflows, consistency and efficiency of the cell culture processes
  • Clearly and effectively communicates (both written and verbal) results

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in biology or a related field and 1+ years experience in a research laboratory
  • Experience with cell culture techniques to culture 3D organoids
  • Ability and willingness to work rotating weekend shifts according to business needs
  • Adaptive to a time-line driven work environment
  • Multitasking skills, attention to details and ability to work in a collaborative team environment
  • Great interpersonal/teamwork skills and positive attitude
  • Ability to navigate and be successful in a fast-paced, highly matrixed work environment

Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's 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

This employer is a corporate member of myGwork, the business community for LGBTQ+ professionals, students, inclusive employers & anyone who believes in workplace equality.
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