Job Description

The Medicinal Chemistry team is seeking an energetic, results-oriented individual, who possesses a track record of success in challenging areas of organic/bioorganic chemistry. The incumbent should have a passion for learning as well as the abilities to generate and implement original ideas and 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 include:

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.
Minimum Qualifications:

PhD (or equivalent degree) in Organic or Medicinal Chemistry, with 0-3 years of post-doctoral experience
Preferred Qualifications:

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
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