Research Fellow I - Molecular Pharmacology
Vertex Pharmaceuticals - San Diego, CA

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We are offering an exciting opportunity for a leadership position within the Molecular Pharmacology group at Vertex, San Diego. The successful Research Fellow I candidate will possess demonstrated managerial and drug discovery experience, with a focus on driving the development and implementation of key in vitro assays to support pain research projects. Provides strong scientific and technical leadership and hands-on laboratory supervision to a diverse in vitro drug discovery group comprised of molecular/cell biologists and electrophysiologists. Demonstrates project leadership skills, including the ability to direct project-related activities, with a focus on the initiation and progression of early stage projects, are essential. A broad working knowledge of molecular/cellular pharmacology and physiology, and a proven track record of providing innovative solutions to complex research problems. Utilizes extensive technical expertise across a wide range of in vitro and ex vivo assays, including experience in the biological assessment of multiple target classes in a variety of cell preparations. Must work well in a multi-disciplinary team environment, have excellent organizational and communication skills and a solid ability to multi-task and make critical decisions.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated is a global biotechnology company committed to the discovery and development of breakthrough small molecule drugs for serious diseases. The Company's strategy is to commercialize its products both independently and in collaboration with major pharmaceutical companies. Vertex's product pipeline is focused on viral diseases, cystic fibrosis, inflammation, autoimmune diseases, cancer, and pain.

VERTEX is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, sex, national origin, color, religion, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

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Vertex Pharmaceuticals aims to cure patients with previously incurable diseases. The biotechnology company uses an integrated,...