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Vertex Pharmaceuticals
X-ray Crystallography - Research Scientist 

Employer - Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Location - Thames Valley, Oxfordshire
Job title - X-ray Crystallography - Research Scientist 

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. is a global biotechnology company committed to 
the discovery and development of breakthrough small molecule drugs for 
serious diseases. The Company's strategy is to commercialise its products 
both independently and in collaboration with major pharmaceutical 
companies. In addition to our two marketed drugs we have a strong pipeline 
of clinical programs principally focused on viral diseases, inflammation, 
autoimmune diseases and cancer. Vertex has a well-equipped and 
highly-productive structural biology group in the UK, which contributes in 
real time to our medicinal chemistry optimisation programs, evaluation of 
new drug targets and elucidation of biological mechanism
New in-house crystallography initiatives and access to state-of-the-art 
synchrotron radiation offer significant opportunities for enhancing our 
capability in the UK. Therefore, we are looking for a highly-motivated 
team player who can make a strong contribution in a dynamic scientific 
environment where chemists, biologists, computational chemists and 
structural biologists work closely together
You should have recently obtained a PhD in crystallography and have 
demonstrated expertise in data collection, preferably using synchrotron 
X-radiation, and state-of-the-art computational methods for structure 
solution and refinement
Although drug discovery expertise is not a prerequisite, experience of 
working with membrane proteins is an advantage. A good communicator, able 
to work with scientists from different disciplines, you will be flexible, 
bright and inventive
Please send your CV and covering letter, clearly marked Research Scientist 
via e-mail to: [log in to unmask]
Closing date: 30th April 2007
Agencies are kindly requested to refrain from contact
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer
http://www.vrtx.com