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Intern, Chemistry Research

Company: Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Location: San Diego
Posted on: April 18, 2019

Job Description:

Job Description Intern, Chemistry Research The Vertex Summer Internship Program offers students the opportunity to learn about the pharmaceutical industry from a hands-on perspective. You will be working closely with and learning from some of the brightest people in the industry. When you join our internship program you should not be surprised to see that our environment is one that is innovative and team oriented, where collaboration is not just a word, and "we are fearless" is in everything we do. Students can expect to be challenged by their summer project plan, connect with other interns, and feel valued by the Vertex community. Not only will interns learn about their day-to-day tasks through their specific work assignments, but they will interact and have exposure to our organizational leaders and their teams through a series of Professional Development Workshops. Be FEARLESS... Join us and help kick start the path to your career! Job Description Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. is seeking a highly motivated, creative and innovative intern student in chemistry to join our San Diego Research group. Our team is dedicated to designing and synthesizing new therapeutic agents for cystic fibrosis and other diseases. In order to achieve this goal, we are constantly bringing in newly invented reaction methodologies from published literature and developing them further in-house. Key Responsibilities The internship project will mostly involve chemistry lab work, but will also require data analysis and recording observations into an electronic notebook. As part of this internship, the candidate will have the opportunity to work with a team of chemists, and will be exposed to various aspects of drug discovery. Students can expect to be challenged by their summer project plan, connect with other interns, and develop connections with scientists in the pharmaceutical industry. Minimum Qualifications * Candidate must be enrolled in a graduate degree program in Chemistry or a related field * Experience performing single or multi-step organic synthesis. * Practical knowledge of standard purification techniques (e.g., flash chromatography) and NMR spectroscopy. Preferred Qualifications * Publications in the field of organic chemistry (demonstration of communication skills). * Practical experience handling air- and water-sensitive reagents and reactions (demonstration of lab skills). * Detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple priorities while meeting expected deadlines. * Strong work ethic. * A desire to be part of a highly innovative company aimed at transforming the lives of people with serious diseases, their families, and society. * 3.2 GPA PreferredSDL2017

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