• Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  • $94,870.00 -148,980.00/year*
  • Boston , MA
  • Scientific Research
  • Full-Time


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Vertex is seeking a talented individual to join our Materials Assessment group in the Engineering and Material Sciences Department in Boston, MA. You will support Vertex?s drug development programs by developing a more fundamental understanding of various relationships between material properties, pharmaceutical processing conditions, and final drug product performance and quality attributes. The group works to design, validate, and implement predictive models and advanced characterization techniques which connect these areas in the interest of scaling down process development and streamlining product design. These approaches are applied to Vertex?s expanding drug development programs from early development up through commercialization.

You will have experience as a successful technical leader in coupling experimental and computational approaches for the development of robust process models in the space of materials science, particle technology, and bulk solids processing.

Examples of desired expertise include, but are not limited to:

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  • Granular physics, formulation development, discrete element modeling (DEM) with application to industrial processes, science-of-scale approaches to various granulation technologies, multi-scale characterization approaches to particles and granules, fundamental models of particle breakage, formation, feeding, and flow.


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Minimum Qualifications

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A degree in materials science, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, or related field

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  • Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) and 7+ years of productive, relevant work or postdoctoral experience, or MS with 10+ years of relevant work experience
  • Experience in coupling experimental design with the development of numerical / computational modeling
  • Experience in leveraging models to streamline product development / improve manufacturing processes
  • Validated ability to apply advanced scientific and engineering principles to describe and model the physical processes of formulation scale-up
  • Experience applying statistical approaches in the design and analysis of experiments
  • Proven ability to develop solutions to complex, open-ended problems with creativity and innovation
  • Team leadership experience in a matrixed, cross-functional structure
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. We discovered and developed the first medicines to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF), a rare, life-threatening genetic disease. In addition to clinical development programs in CF, Vertex has more than a dozen ongoing research programs focused on the underlying mechanisms of other serious diseases.?

Founded in 1989 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, our corporate headquarters is now located in Boston's Innovation District, and our international headquarters is in London, United Kingdom. We currently employ approximately 2,500 people in the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia and Latin America with nearly two-thirds of our staff dedicated to research and development.?

Vertex is consistently recognized as one of the industry?s top places to work by?Science Magazine, The Boston Globe, Boston Business Journal?and the?San Diego Business Journal.?Our research and medicines have also received esteemed recognitions, including the Robert J. Beall Therapeutics Development Award, the French?Prix Galien?and the British Pharmacological Society awards. 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, 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 ...@vrtx.com.


Associated topics: biochemistry, ceramic, chemistry, coating, formulation, glass, latex, material, polyurethane, rubber

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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