Physician Investigators

Each year, the Vertex Physician Investigator Career Development Program brings together exceptional early career physician-scientists for a two-year, immersive, rotation-based, biotech training program. The program provides participants with a broad understanding of the drug development process and enables future leadership opportunities throughout the organization.

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Each year, the Vertex Physician Investigator Career Development Program brings together exceptional early career physician-scientists for a two-year, immersive, rotation-based, biotech training program. The program provides participants with a broad understanding of the drug development process and enables future leadership opportunities throughout the organization.

Help shape the future of Vertex

 

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The Vertex Physician Investigator Program offers exceptional early career physicians, with a diversity of backgrounds and experiences, full-time employment commencing with a unique two-year, immersive experience in which they complete four customized rotations. The VPI program accelerates transition to industry through broad exposure to the drug development process and future leadership opportunities. VPIs have the opportunity to be mentored by Vertex and industry leadership.

We are committed to serving diverse communities of patients with serious diseases. Physician-investigators are critical to the successful development of new medicines. Our goal is to develop multiple career path options at Vertex for next-generation, new-to-industry physician investigators and to help further ensure the future success of Vertex Research and Development efforts.


 


Join the Vertex Physician Investigator community


 

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Watch to learn more about the Physician Investigator program

What you bring:

  • Early career MDs, MD/PhDs, or MDs with another advanced degree AND with a proven research track record with expressed interest in biopharmaceutical research

  • Less than 5 years since completion of clinical training

  • Evidence of scholarly distinction, investigative work

  • Early career faculty looking to move to industry

What we offer:

  • Full-time employment with a leading innovative biotech company 

  • Intensive didactic training throughout the program

  • Opportunity to rotate through departments essential to our success and immerse into core projects

  • Mentorship from senior leaders at Vertex

  • Leadership development

 

Application timeline and details

Vertex Physician Investigators:
  • November 2022: Recruitment process kick-off

  • November 2022 – January 2023: Interviews conducted

  • September 2023: Two-year assignment begins


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