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Vertex Pharmaceuticals
San Diego, California, United States
26 days ago
Vertex Pharmaceuticals
San Diego, California, United States
26 days ago


Job Description

The Engineering and Applied Physics department at Vertex, San Diego, is looking to add a top-notch Mechanical Engineer with concentration in Materials, or a Materials Scientist with mechanical design experience to our small, elite team of engineers and physicists. From advanced robotics and automation to microfluidics and cutting-edge microscopy, our team develops a wide array of performance focused technological solutions for the toughest challenges in drug discovery. This unique in-house team collaborates directly with Vertex scientists where commercial options don't exist; creating innovative solutions that enable groundbreaking science. Our in-house instrumentation team can design and build instruments that our scientists need to do innovative work, but can't buy commercially.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Take innovative approach using knowledge of materials, coatings and surface chemistry to apply advanced materials in support of department projects
  • Provide mechanical design of complex precision electro-mechanical and opto-mechanical systems
  • Execute and support projects from inception, through design, review, build and deployment
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to define project requirements and timelines, and communicate status in a high paced environment
  • Present designs for review to department, cross-functional, and senior management audiences
  • Deliver innovative, effective solutions to challenging engineering problems

Minimum Requirements:
  • Bachelor of Science with 4+ years experience or Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering with a Materials concentration, or Materials Science, Materials Engineering
  • Mechanical design experience in precision electro-mechanical or opto-mechanical systems
  • Experience selecting, testing and deploying advanced materials and/or coatings for difficult mechanical, electrical, biological, thermal and/or corrosive applications
  • Proficient with CAD in a professional environment and has a demonstrated ability to think, design, and communicate in 3D
  • Finite Element Analysis experience with working knowledge of thermal, flow and/or electric field simulation is a plus
  • Design experience with a variety of manufacturing techniques such as CNC, 3D printing, sheet metal fab, injection molding
  • a compulsive problem solver with examples of delivering innovative, effective solutions to challenging problems
  • Proficiency with hand and power tools; basic mill/lathe machine tool skills or a desire to learn


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

Job Information

  • Job ID: 58378340
  • Location:
    San Diego, California, United States
  • Position Title: Mechanical Engineer (Material Sciences)
  • Company Name: Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  • Job Function: Other / Not Listed
  • Job Type: Full-Time

At Vertex, we bring together the brightest minds in the relentless pursuit of creating transformative medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. Founded in 1989 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, we are one of only a handful of biotechnology companies founded since 1976 that has discovered and developed four or more approved medicines in our own labs. In addition to the four medicines we’ve developed to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis, we have ongoing research programs focused on the underlying ...

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