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Discovery Biology Research Scientist

Employer
Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Location
Boston, Massachusetts, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 16, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Biology
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Job DescriptionGeneral Summary:Vertex is building out a Discovery Biology group focused on fundamental human biology, further pushing the frontiers of stem cell biology to enable future curative cell therapies in multiple disease areas. The Discovery Biology Research Scientist works with some independence and is adept at conceptually outlining studies to design and execute focused research projects or a series of complex experimental procedures including the development of human stem cell models and assays to evaluate targets and lead molecules for Vertex diseases. Completes work in a resourceful, self-sufficient manner and is able to design alternative approaches to achieve desired outcomes. Keeps current on the scientific literature relevant to scientific methodology or field(s) of technical expertise. This level captures both the Research organization's entry level for staff with a research doctoral degree (PhD) and the advanced experimental expert leading one or more critical laboratory functions with high impact on drug discovery projects.Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Designs and conducts elaborate, conceptually connected, multi-component experiments
  • Collates and interprets data systematically, and synthesizes results into a cohesive body of conclusions or recommendations to guide project decisions and new research activities
  • Exercises solid judgment to prioritize studies, considering feasibility and project impact
  • Performs advanced experimental troubleshooting
  • Scours relevant scientific literature and routinely incorporates new insights into research activities
  • Identifies, prioritizes and introduces relevant emerging technologies in field of expertise to advance the existing technology platforms and create/maintain a competitive advantage
  • Explores the feasibility of applying new scientific principles/concepts or implements and validates new experimental approaches and technologies to achieve project goals
  • Contributes to patent and/or publication preparation
  • Independently prepares study presentations and presents experimental conclusions at internal Group/Department or Project Team research meetings
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Required Experience and Education:
  • Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in molecular and cell biology, developmental biology, stem cell biology, or related disciplines and 0-3 years of relevant post-doctoral employment experience, or
  • Masters Degree (or equivalent degree) in molecular and cell biology, developmental biology, stem cell biology, or related disciplines and 3+ years of relevant employment experience, or
  • Bachelors Degree (or equivalent degree) in molecular and cell biology, developmental biology, stem cell biology, or related disciplines and 6+ years of relevant employment experience
  • Displays high level of scientific curiosity and ambitious in offering up cutting-edge ideas
  • Knowledgeable with molecular and cellular assays and their limitations, including, for example, protein gels, immunohistochemistry, RNA Seq, FACS.
  • Experience with genetic modification or genetic engineering is a plus
  • Ability to design and execute complex experiments including the development of human stem cell models and assays to evaluate targets and lead molecules for Vertex diseases.
  • Demonstrates astute understanding of own discipline and the relevant literature
  • Maintains a high level of knowledge related to current developments in the scientific Project field
  • Displays proven productivity and experimental creativity, and effective dissemination of ideas
  • Demonstrates effective, self-sufficient communication skills, especially in peer-directed presentations
  • Demonstrates awareness of other Project-related disciplines and an understanding of general concepts and some experimental detail within those areas
Company InformationVertex 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.Please note that Vertex requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees working in the U.S. as a condition of employment at Vertex, subject to medical, religious or other accommodations or exemptions required by law. We believe this requirement is vital to keeping everyone at Vertex and in our communities safe. This requirement applies to both existing and new employees who may at any time work on-site at a Vertex facility or visit another location on behalf of Vertex (e.g., conferences, customer visits, etc.), including all remote employees. 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 ApplicationAssistance@vrtx.com.
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