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Job Description

As a key member of the Oxford research site sample management team, you will be involved in the day-to-day archiving and handling of compound and biological reagents, ensuring the integrity of the process and delivery of key samples to our scientists in support of rapid medicinal-chemistry cycles and our commitment to drug discovery for patients with serious diseases.

A highly organized, hard-working and diligent individual you will have experience of handling the dissolution, archiving and assay ready plate preparation of small molecule reagents at scale and ideally some experience of managing storage and retrieval of biological samples such as nucleic acids, protein and cells.

Experience of working with barcoded archives, supporting automation and pipette-based and acoustic sample delivery will be essential. You will demonstrate a passion for sample management and be committed to the enterprise with knowledge of relevant key automation and demonstrable ability to enable process improvement and plan for capital expenditure and software improvements.

While proactive and well planned in your day-to-day activities you will also demonstrate the ability to interact with scientific teams, understand their needs and react to critical priorities. You will need to be highly motivated, committed and possess excellent team working and communication skills. You will either have at least a relevant degree level qualification with relevant experience of sample management in an academic, medical or industrial setting.

On-site training will be offered to the successful candidate.

Key requirements
  • Bachelor science degree plus additional relevant experience in an academic, medical or industrial setting
  • Strong background in small molecule compound management including sample preparation, archival, retrieval and formatting for biological assay
  • Experience of working with sample management technologies (e.g. automated compound and biological sample stores, cryo-stores, 2D barcode archiving, acoustic dispensers, automated platform and liquid handlers)
  • Support the team leader to drive vision forward
  • Interact with key research stakeholders to ensure agile drug discovery
  • Ability to critically analyze, interpret and report data
  • Strong communications skills
  • Excellent and reliable time management with a drive and commitment to deliver on goals
  • Excellent levels of integrity and safety
  • Demonstrable team working and enterprise leadership skills
  • Keen interest in drug discovery and pharmaceutical research to transform patients' lives

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: 58734145
  • Location:
    Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Position Title: Compound and Sample Management Scientist
  • 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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