Temporary Research Associate - Chemistry
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc (US)

Boston, Massachusetts

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The Automation and High Throughput Experimentation Group and the Medchem Scale-Up Group within the Medicinal Chemistry Department are seeking an energetic, results-oriented individual with a positive attitude and an attention to detail. This individual will support both groups within the medicinal chemistry department.

The position requires a passion for learning, strong communication and organizational skills as well as a sense of creativity and a mind for the technical. The individual will be responsible for characterization of chemical compounds using mass spectrometry and NMR, and subsequent registration of these compounds into an online company database.

In addition, the successful applicant will be responsible for dispensing arrays of chemical compounds into high throughput plates using standard pipetting techniques and laboratory automation (solid and liquid handling).

*This position will require work with equipment that emits a strong magnetic field*

Key Responsibilities:

  • Characterization (LCMS, NMR) and registration of key chemical intermediates
  • Dispensing of chemical compounds into pre-designed arrays using high throughput techniques and laboratory automation
  • Registration of dispensed plates of compounds into an online inventory
  • Active participation in discussions in chemistry team meetings
  • Presentation of results to chemistry teams

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's or Bachelor's Degree with 0-2+ years industrial experience in a relevant setting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in automation and/or analytical instrumentation
  • Ability to multi-task and deliver on multiple projects and targets simultaneously
  • Demonstrated capabilities in modern methods of chemical synthesis and analysis


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