Research Associate II, Bioanalytical Assay Development
Watertown, MA 
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Job Description

Vertex Pharmaceuticals is working to discover and develop innovative genetic therapies with the potential to provide transformative benefit to patients. Vertex is currently advancing multiple CRISPR-based genetic therapies that have the potential to cure or stop the progression of disease, including for degenerative neurological and muscular diseases. Vertex is seeking a creative, self-motivated individual with a passion for science to join our team. This is a fantastic opportunity to work on cutting edge science, apply state-of-the-art gene editing technologies, and take part in discovering and developing next-generation therapies for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Myotonic Dystrophy Type 1 and other genetic disorders.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform molecular and biochemical assays to support sample analysis from preclinical studies. Assays to be performed include (but are not limited to): Protein, DNA and RNA isolation, qPCR, RT-PCR, Western blots and ELISAs.
  • Support CRO management and oversight of bioanalytical assay development, validation and sample analysis
  • Contribute to assay development using new technologies as required
  • Execute assays using good documentation practices
  • Effectively collaborate with a fully integrated team to facilitate the success of projects.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, biology, or related discipline with 3+ years directly related experience
  • Demonstrated experience in standard in vitro techniques, assay development, validation and data analysis
  • Familiarity with CRO management
  • Excellent organizational skills and documentation practices
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to build open and collaborative relationships and work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team

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. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the recruiter or hiring manager, or contact Talent Acquisition at ApplicationAssistance@vrtx.com.


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. Any applicant requiring an accommodation in connection with the hiring process and/or to perform the essential functions of the position for which the applicant has applied should make a request to the recruiter or hiring manager, or contact Human Resources at ApplicationAssistance@vrtx.com.

 

Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
3+ years
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