Research Scientist, Neuroscience
Vertex Pharmaceuticals - Kingdom, NY

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We are looking for a Research Scientist to join our world-class team
and enjoy working in an integrated environment where chemists, biologists,
structural biologists and computational chemists work closely together to
tackle some of the most ambitious projects in the industry.
Vertex creates new possibilities
in medicine. Our team aims to discover and develop innovative therapies so
people with serious diseases can lead better lives. Vertex scientists and our
collaborators are working on new medicines to cure or significantly advance the
treatment of hepatitis C, cystic fibrosis, epilepsy and other life-threatening
diseases. Founded more than 20 years ago in Cambridge, MA, we now have ongoing
worldwide research programs and sites in the U.S., U.K. and Canada.
In our Research Centre in
Oxfordshire, we have brought together scientists from multiple disciplines and
backgrounds to form a highly creative and productive team working in the areas
of oncology, inflammation and neurodegenerative diseases. As our neurology expert, you will be
involved in a cutting-edge area of research focussed on identifying and
targeting underlying disease mechanisms to develop new drugs for the treatment
of diseases including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). You will bring in considerable practical
expertise in CNS cell assay techniques. The role will involve the development
and validation of cell-based assays and target validation studies using
state-of-the-art technology. We will also look to you to make a major
contribution to the research strategy of the neuroscience programs.

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications A proactive individual with a
demonstrable talent for lateral thinking, you will need to be highly motivated
and possess excellent team working skills. You will need a relevant PhD,
preferably with expertise in the field of neurodegenerative diseases. You will also
have some postdoctoral research experience in the field, working in industry or
academia.
Company Information Vertex creates new possibilities in medicine. Our team discovers, develops and commercializes innovative therapies so people with serious diseases can lead better lives. Vertex scientists and our collaborators are working on new medicines to cure or significantly advance the treatment of hepatitis C, cystic fibrosis, epilepsy and other life-threatening diseases. Founded more than 20 years ago in Cambridge, MA, we now have ongoing worldwide research programs and sites in the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. Vertex has consistently been recognized as one of the industry's top workplaces by leading publications such as Science Magazine, The Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal, San Diego Business Journal and The Scientist, and most recently was named the top employer in Science magazine's 2011 annual survey. For more information and to view Vertex's press releases, please visit www.vrtx.com .
VERTEX is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer

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