Job Description

The Medicinal Chemistry team is seeking an energetic, results-oriented individual. The individual should have a passion for learning, strong communication and organizational skills as well as a sense of creativity and a mind for the technical. This individual will be required to perform synthetic organic chemistry in the laboratory with an evolving ability to work independently.


Synthesis of medicinal chemistry targets within a project
Ability to troubleshoot and optimize reaction sequences based on discussions with their supervisor
Actively participate in discussions and present results in medicinal chemistry meetings
Ability to write-up experimental results and prepare chemistry presentations

A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in chemistry, preferably organic chemistry
Strong knowledge of synthetic organic chemistry reaction mechanisms and retrosynthetic analysis
Experience in a synthetic organic chemistry laboratory having demonstrated multi-step synthesis, purification and characterization of compounds

Solid mechanistic understanding to perform troubleshooting under the guidance of their supervisor
Demonstration of independence in the laboratory
Knowledge of operation of basic instruments (NMR, MS, automated chromatography)
Relevant laboratory experience in pharmaceutical industry through internships or coop placements (0-3 years)
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.

Interested BSCP participants should contact Ashley Jefferson directly to indicate interest. Please include your resume when emailing Mr. Jefferson.

Type of Opportunity: Permanent Job