Vertex Pharmaceuticals is seeking a diligent and motivated scientist to join the Molecular & Cell Biology (MCB) group in San Diego. This position will provide support for assay development and drug discovery efforts in MCB. Duties will include dissection of primary tissue and generation of disease relevant human cells. Additional activities include supporting cell and tissue characterization by standard cell biological and histological techniques. Day to day duties will differ depending on tissue availability. The ideal candidate will therefore be flexible with excellent communication and organizational skills to succeed in a fast-paced, collaborative laboratory environment.
B.S in Pharmacology, Cell Biology, Animal Sciences or related field with at least 1 year experience working in a laboratory
Experience in tissue dissection and isolation of primary cells
Experience with patient sample handling and organization, familiarity with database tracking software a plus.
Diligence and impeccable attention to detail
Experience with histological and/or cell biological techniques
Motivation to learn new techniques and flexibility to support various areas of research as required.
A desire to be part of a highly innovative company aimed at transforming the lives of people with serious diseases, their families and society
Internal Number: 11381BR
Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. We discovered and developed the first medicines to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF), a rare, life-threatening genetic disease. In addition to clinical development programs in CF, Vertex has more than a dozen ongoing research programs focused on the underlying mechanisms of other serious diseases.