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Vertex Fellow San Diego

Semma Therapeutics

Semma Therapeutics

San Diego, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, November 14, 2023

Job Description

Please submit a CV/resume and cover letter with your application.

Letters of Recommendation will be requested if invited to interview.

The Vertex Fellowship is a unique, one-year training program that provides formal training and experiential learning about the science and business of drug discovery. The fellowship intends to attract outstanding scientists and physicians who have completed their PhD and/or MD degree within the previous 5 years. Fellows join Vertex for a customized yearlong experience in which they are embedded within project teams and gain handson experience with realworld R&D challenges. Fellows contribute to our culture of innovation by bringing their ideas to challenge our thinking. The program is directed by our Chief Scientific Officer, David Altshuler M.D., Ph.D., with the involvement of many other Vertex senior leaders.

We believe diversity fuels innovation and encourage scientists from diverse backgrounds to apply for this fellowship. Early career scientists with expertise in a variety of research areas including but not limited to: Biology, Chemistry, Genetics, Cell and Gene Therapies, Biochemistry, Formulation, Data Science, Toxicology, and Material Sciences are encouraged to apply.

Why be a Vertex Fellow?

  • Help patients by contributing to the development of transformative medicines

  • Learn about drug discovery to build and accelerate your career

  • Advance a scientific idea rapidly in a teambased environment

  • Receive mentorship from scientific, medical, and business leaders at Vertex

  • Become a member of the Vertex Fellows network and develop connections internally and externally

This program starts in September 2024 and ends August 2025.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidate must have earned a PhD, MD or joint degree

  • Demonstrated evidence of scientific impact (e.g., through significant publications, presentations or awards)

  • Demonstrated evidence of creative thinking and scientific problem solving

  • Interest in the intersection of medicine and drug discovery research

Fellows Program Timeline:

  • Applications for the Vertex Fellows 2024 - 2025 class will be accepted from November 13, 2023 January 12, 2024.

  • Candidates of interest will be notified in February 2024. Letters of Recommendation will be requested at this time.

  • Interviews will take place on the first week of March 2024.

  • Selected candidates will receive formal offers in midlate March 2024.

  • Fellows 2024-2025 class members will start at Vertex (Boston, San Diego, or Oxford, UK) on mutually agreed upon dates between August 12, 2024 and September 9, 2024.



Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

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