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Medicinal Chemistry Research Scientist

Company: Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Location: Boston
Posted on: June 25, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionThe Medicinal Chemistry team is seeking an energetic, results-oriented individual, who possesses a track record of success in challenging areas of synthetic organic chemistry. The incumbent should have a passion for learning as well as the ability to generate and implement original ideas that contribute to the success of medicinal chemistry teams.Outstanding creative, technical, organizational, and communication skills are required for this position. This individual will join a medicinal chemistry team and be required to perform synthetic organic chemistry in the laboratory at a high level.The candidate will be expected to work independently within the team and be able to design and execute syntheses of challenging compounds.Key Responsibilities:

  • Synthesis of challenging medicinal chemistry targets within a project
  • Analysis of complex data sets and creation of design hypotheses.
  • Troubleshoot and optimize reaction sequences to generate informative compounds in parallel.
  • Active participation in discussions in medicinal chemistry team meetings.
  • Presentation of results to chemistry and project teams.Education and Experience:
    • PhD (or equivalent degree) in Organic or Medicinal Chemistry, with 0-3 years of post-doctoral experience
    • Experience in chemical library/parallel synthesis
    • Ability to multi-task to deliver on multiple targets simultaneously
    • Knowledge of operation of standard laboratory instrumentation (e.g. NMR, MS, automated chromatography), as well as demonstrated capabilities in modern methods of synthesis and analysis.
    • Track record evidenced by a strong publication or patent record#LI-BS1Company 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

Keywords: Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Boston , Medicinal Chemistry Research Scientist, Other , Boston, Massachusetts

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