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[ccp4bb] Job Offer: Structural Biologist-Membrane Proteins, Vertex Pharmaceuticals UK

Structural Biologist-Membrane Proteins

Structural Biology and Biophysics (UK) 

Abingdon, Oxon, UK 


Job Description

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (Europe) Ltd has an immediate opening for a talented membrane protein structural biologist in the Structural Biology and Biophysics group at our UK site (Abingdon, Oxfordshire).
The major role of the person will be to produce and study human membrane proteins to support small molecule drug discovery. The individual should have experience with Cryo-EM and/or protein crystallography. The position requires a broad background in structural biology with a focus on integral membrane proteins. In addition, candidates should have a solid basic knowledge of chemistry and/or biochemistry. Excellent communication skills are required as is a strong ability to work in a team. Previous experience in the pharmaceutical industry would be considered an asset.
Basic Qualifications:
Ph.D. (or equivalent degree), or
MS (or equivalent degree) and scientific experience, or
BS (or equivalent degree) and significant scientific experience
Preferred Qualifications:
Proven track record of academic accomplishments (i.e., peer-reviewed publications and/or patents).
Experience in the _expression_/purification of membrane proteins.
Proficient at solving Cryo-EM structures using single particle analysis.
Experience with solving crystal structures of membrane proteins.

To apply, click on the link below and search for Abingdon in location.




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, Mass., Vertex today has research and development sites and offices around the world. For several consecutive years, 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, 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 ApplicationAssistance@vrtx.com.

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