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Temporary Senior Scientific Associate Formulation Development

Boston, MA, United States

Posted on
Jul 13,2019

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Temporary Contract, 6 Months
Formulation Development at Vertex seeks a dedicated scientist to join a team whose goal is to discover, develop, and commercialize therapies for patients with serious diseases. The incumbent will work alongside our innovative staff of preclinical formulators, conducting experiments that allow our research teams to select drug candidates for clinical evaluation.
The ideal candidate has mastered the fundamentals of chemistry and physics and has direct experience in a research laboratory (e.g., has completed a cooperative training program, a summer internship, or undergraduate research). The candidate must comfortably take the initiative, be curious, and show resilience in solving complex problems.
Key Responsibilities:
Execute laboratory experiments and interpret analytical data to meet established project timelines
Maintain accurate and complete laboratory notebook in real time
Perform basic statistical description of experimental data
Comply with all relevant ethical, safety, and training procedures
The successful candidate will possess:
A degree in chemistry (or closely related major) with coursework in at least the following branches: physical, analytical, organic, and biochemistry
Experience as a Co-op, Intern, or Undergraduate Researcher conducting experiments in the laboratory (beyond course-associated work)
Practice collecting data used to define equilibrium constants (for example: solubility, ionization, hydration, or binding/dissociation, among other types) or analogous rate constants
Strong technical writing and excellent verbal communication skills
Bachelor’s degree with 0-2+ years’ experience in chemistry or a degree in a related physical science field with similar core course requirements – entrance level pending candidate experience.
Preferred Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree with 0-2+ years’ experience (or Master’s degree with 0-2+ years’ experience) in conducting laboratory experiments in chemistry-related field and direct experience with one or more of the following instrumental platforms: high-performance liquid chromatographic, nuclear magnetic resonance, spectrophotometric, calorimetric, potentiometric
Experience (practical or fundamental) using X-ray powder diffraction or dynamic light scattering methods to characterize materials.

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