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, inflammation, autoimmune diseases, cancer, pain and bacterial infection.
Vertex is seeking a talented individual to join the GMP Operations Kilo Laboratory in Boston, MA. The successful candidate will be a highly productive, results-oriented individual, able to multi-task, and generate and implement original ideas that contribute materially to the success, development, and scale-up of drug substance candidates. Excellent communication, organization, and planning skills; a high level of technical aptitude; and a strong hands-on work ethic are required to succeed in this position
Key Responsibilities for this role include, but are not limited to:
Independently carry out development and scale-up activities for synthetically derived compounds, including raw materials, intermediates, and drug substances in support of cGLP or cGMP studies.
Excellent verbal and written skills.
Ability to accurately follow SOPs and verbal instructions.
Safely and compliantly implement new synthetic routes and procedures on compressed timelines at both the bench and Kilo Lab scales.
Ability to identify and prospectively troubleshoot problematic chemistry and scale-up issues.
Demonstrated understanding of common Kilo Lab equipment, processing methodologies, and best practices.
Working knowledge of modern analytical techniques used to support synthetic organic processing (HPLC, NMR, etc).
Generate effective scientific hypotheses to pursue desired synthesis or manufacturing goals and set new experimental direction based on results.
Ensure compliance with all applicable regulations and SOPs and maintain excellent laboratory records and supporting documentation.
A BS with 2+ years of relevant work experience or an MS with 0-2 years relevant work experience. Hands-on experience in a Kilo Lab or Pilot Plant environment highly preferred.
The ability to successfully interact and collaborate within an interdisciplinary scientific team environment comprised of organic, physical, and analytical chemists; chemical engineers, project team members; and manufacturing personnel.
Proven communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.