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Research Scientist, Cell and Molecular Biology

Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Boston, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
Jul 4, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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  • Research Scientist, Cell and Molecular Biology
Research Scientist, Cell and Molecular Biology

Job Description

Vertex Pharmaceuticals is seeking a highly motivated and talented cell biologist to support drug discovery efforts and join our Research team located in Boston, MA. This individual will join a team of biologists to work in a collaborative setting and to independently execute sophisticated biological experiments. The ideal candidate will have extensive hands-on experience in complex primary cell culture with tissue engineering experience preferred. The applicant must be a demonstrated team player, adaptable to changing needs and able to work closely and responsively within their team. The applicant will be part of a fast-paced drug discovery team. Excellent communication and people skills are required.

Key Responsibilities:
Support development of complex human cell and tissue in vitro models for target validation, proof of concept and mechanism of action studies.Conduct in vitro functional assays using human cell/tissue models.Perform cell and molecular biology techniques including immunohistochemistry, western blotting, qPCR, high content imaging and analysis, ELISA, etc for characterization of human in vitro models.Present methods and data to research teams in a clear and compelling manner.Maintain excellent written documentation (e.g electronic notebook).

Minimal Requirements:
The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. with 0-3 years postdoctoral experience in Cell Biology, Biological Engineering, or related field.Strong technical background in tissue culture and sterile technique.Experience with high content imaging, quantitative image analysis, qPCR, and protein quantitation techniques, is highly desirable.Experience with muscle tissue engineering and functional assay development is preferred.Excellent troubleshooting and multi-tasking skills, attention to detail and ability to work independently.Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a highly-collaborative team environment.A desire to be part of a highly innovative company aimed at transforming the lives of people with serious diseases, their families and society.

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.

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

Job Information
  • Job ID: 63976467
  • Position Title:Research Scientist, Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Company Name For Job:Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  • Job Function:Other / Not Listed
  • Job Type:Full-Time
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