Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Vertex Pharmaceuticals
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Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious diseases. We have multiple approved medicines that treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF) — a rare, life-threatening genetic disease — and several ongoing clinical and research programs in CF. Beyond CF, we have a robust pipeline of investigational small molecule medicines in other serious diseases where we have deep insight into causal human biology, including pain, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and APOL1-mediated kidney diseases. In addition, we have a rapidly expanding pipeline of genetic and cell therapies for diseases such as sickle cell disease, beta thalassemia, Duchenne muscular dystrophy and type 1 diabetes mellitus. Founded in 1989 in Cambridge, Mass., our global headquarters is now located in Boston’s Innovation District and our international headquarters is in London, UK. Additionally, we have research and development sites and commercial offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Latin America. Vertex is consistently recognized as one of the industry’s top places to work, including 10 consecutive years on Science magazine’s Top Employers list and top five on the 2019 Best Employers for Diversity list by Forbes.

Culture at Vertex

The diversity and authenticity of our people is part of what makes Vertex unique. We recognize that each employee brings diverse perspectives and strengths, and, by embracing those strengths and celebrating differences, we inspire innovation together. Employee Resource Networks We’re committed to providing employees with resources to achieve their professional and personal goals. Our employee-led networks, called Employee Resource Networks (ERNs), foster connectivity and collaboration across all levels and engage colleagues in personal and professional enrichment opportunities such as mentoring, career development, community outreach and cultural awareness activities. Current ERNs include:

  • IWILL – Inspiring Women in Leadership & Learning
  • VIBE – Vertex Includes Boundless Ethnicities
  • VERTEX PRIDE  – Provides an opportunity to celebrate and engage with the LGBT community
  • VERTEX BRAVE – Recognizing the veteran and first responders community

Benefits at Vertex

Attracting and retaining top talent requires exceptional benefits. We know life can get a little crazy. That’s why our benefits are designed to help employees focus on what matters most – whether it’s getting that long overdue eye exam, planning your next vacation or welcoming a new family member. Our comprehensive benefits package goes beyond traditional offerings to meet the needs of our employees at all stages of life – from further education, student loan repayment, fertility and adoption assistance, telemedicine consultations that may save you a trip to the doctor’s office—or help with child or senior care. We also offer competitive benefits like generous paid time off, commuter and parking subsidies, financial counseling and wellness offerings like a subsidized on-site fitness center and healthy food options. Our employees are the lifeblood of our organization, and we’re committed to helping them with all aspects of their lives—in and outside of work.    

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July 20, 2020