Vertex Pharmaceuticals Research Scientist I, Medicinal Chemistry Full Time in Laval, QC

Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Branch Laval QC CA

Research Scientist I, Medicinal Chemistry
Laval, QC

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Canada) Inc., is currently recruiting one Research Scientist I in Medicinal Chemistry to join our dynamic chemistry research team based…

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Canada) Inc., is currently recruiting one Research Scientist I in Medicinal Chemistry to join our dynamic chemistry research team based in Laval (Quebec). Our team is dedicated to discovering new therapeutic agents for cystic fibrosis and serious renal diseases. The selected applicants will combine excellent laboratory skills, knowledge of contemporary synthetic methods, and be able to apply abstract and rational concepts in their research. The selected candidate will work directly under the guidance of their chemistry program manager and will work effectively in a multidisciplinary environment with biologists.

Key Responsabilities:

Responsible for the design and synthesis of small molecules meeting desired target properties and profile with a high degree of reliability and independence;
Primarily responsible for executing multi-step, complex organic synthesis in a timely, efficient, and independent manner;
Create and interpret SAR with a clear understanding of the biological data;
Design, execute, and interpret experiments, with a high degree of reliability and independence;
Organize efforts to stay aligned with project priorities;
Clearly and effectively communicate ideas and results (both verbally and in writing) to a broad range of audiences.


Minimum Qualifications Minimum Qualifications

Doctorate (Ph.D.)in Medicinal or Organic Chemistry ;
1+ years of relevant employment experience preferably in drug discovery.

Preferred Qualifications
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment is an important skill ;
Experience with computer software relevant to laboratory research, data interpretation and presentation;
Good communication skills, both verbal and written;
Bilingualism (English and French) is a definite.

Company Information
Vertex is a global biotechnology company that aims to discover, develop and commercialize innovative medicines so people with serious diseases can lead better lives. In addition to our clinical development programs focused on cystic fibrosis, Vertex has more than a dozen ongoing research programs aimed at other serious and life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1989 in Cambridge, Mass., Vertex today has research and development sites and commercial offices in the United States, Europe, Canada and Australia. For four years in a row, Science magazine has named Vertex one of its Top Employers in the life sciences. For additional information and the latest updates from the Company, please visit www.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, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Laval, QC, CA
Posted on: 2016-05-19
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