The Vertex Physician Investigator Program is a unique two-year, immersive, rotation-based, biotech training program for exceptional early career physician scientists. The program will provide participants with a broad understanding of the drug development process and enable future leadership opportunities. Program participants will receive didactic training and experiential learning about the science and medicine of drug discovery.
This program intends to attract outstanding early-career physician scientists with a proven track record of scientific and creative accomplishments in their field. Physician Investigators come to Vertex for a two-year experience in which they complete four customized rotations. They are embedded within project teams and gain hands-on experience with real-world R&D problems. The program is directed by our Head of Pipeline Development and will be sponsored by our Chief Scientific Officer and Chief Medical Officer and overseen by a Steering Committee of Vertex Senior Leaders.
Full-time, benefitted position
Initial two-year rotation period with four (4) six-month rotations through Research and Development plus two other Vertex functions of participant’s choice
Peer to Peer learning with senior mentorship provided
A guided career path throughout the two-year rotation period with an eye towards final placement
Why be a Vertex Physician Investigator?
Full-time employment with a leading innovative biotech company
Help patients by contributing to the development of transformative medicines
Learn about drug discovery to help inform your future work
Advance a scientific idea rapidly in a team-based environment
Receive mentorship from scientific, medical and business leaders at Vertex
Accelerate your career growth
This program aims to start by September 2020 with placement on a Vertex team upon completion of the program.
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.
· Candidate must have earned an MD or MD/PhD and completed medical residency
· ≤5yrs from post-medical residency/fellowship
· Demonstrated evidence of scientific impact (e.g. through significant peer-reviewed publications, recognition, or awards)
· Demonstrated evidence of creative thinking
· Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S. as we are unable to sponsor applicants for work visas for this program.
· Outstanding communication ability
· Strong team player
· Strong leadership skills with evidence of driving to results
· Interest in the intersection of medicine and drug discovery research
Please include cover letter with your application
Internal Number: REQ-10363
About Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious diseases. We have multiple approved medicines that treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF) — a rare, life-threatening genetic disease — and have several ongoing clinical and research programs in CF. Beyond CF, we have a robust pipeline of investigational small molecule medicines in other serious diseases where we have deep insight into causal human biology, including pain, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and APOL1-mediated kidney diseases. In addition, we have a rapidly expanding pipeline of genetic and cell therapies for diseases such as sickle cell disease, beta thalassemia, Duchenne muscular dystrophy and type 1 diabetes mellitus.
Founded in 1989 in Cambridge, Mass., our global headquarters is now located in Boston's Innovation District and our international headquarters is in London. Additionally, we have research and development sites and commercial offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Latin America. We are consistently recognized as one of the industry's top places to work, including 11 consecutive years on Scienc...e magazine's Top Employers list and a best place to work for LGBTQ equality by the Human Rights Campaign. For company updates and to learn more about our history of innovation, visit www.vrtx.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram.
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