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.

Vertex Abingdon OX14, UK
Feb 02, 2021
Internship
We are recruiting for an Industrial placement in the Biology Department, at our research facility in Oxfordshire, as part of our wider intern intake for the year. The research site is a dynamic, fast-paced environment, where you will be embedded within research teams working on any one of several diseases. ‘Human genetic and genomic data has the potential to provide therapeutic targets based on causal human biology. Investigations of genetic risk for human diseases are now commonplace and data publicly available. However, turning human observations into drug target needs us to integrate statistical data with biological hypotheses. The project will use publicly-available data to help us understand where and when interesting drug targets function (and go wrong) in our cells and tissues. There is also potential scope to validate these findings in disease-relevant model systems.’ All together the opportunity will enable you to leave with an advanced understanding...