Temporary Research Scientist
Vertex Pharmaceuticals - San Diego, CA

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We have an exciting opportunity for a hard working individual to be a member of a cooperative matrix DMPK team. The candidate will be responsible for metabolite identification and structure elucidation by LC/MS to support drug discovery and development.

This person must have a proven track record of performing efficiently under tight timeframes and a demonstrated ability to multi-task.
Candidate must have experience/knowledge of small molecule structure elucidation, drug metabolizing enzymes, and LC/MS techniques.
An B.S. or M.S. in organic chemistry or analytical chemistry is required.
A minimum of 5 years experience (preferably in the pharmaceutical industry) is required.
Knowledge and conduct of in vitro drug metabolism assays (such as liver microsomal/ hepatocyte) is preferred. Experience or willingness to learn to handle radioactive materials is desired.

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,...