Vertex Fellows

Each year, our Vertex Fellows program brings together the next generation of scientists and physicians from around the globe. Designed to reach outstanding early career professionals, the program is one year in length, allowing Fellows to collaborate directly with Vertex project teams and make real-world contributions to serious disease areas with unmet patient needs.

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Each year, our Vertex Fellows program brings together the next generation of scientists and physicians from around the globe. Designed to reach outstanding early career professionals, the program is one year in length, allowing Fellows to collaborate directly with Vertex project teams and make real-world contributions to serious disease areas with unmet patient needs.

Help shape the future of Vertex

 

Group of Vertex scientists teaching Fellows bootcamp in lab

The Vertex Fellows program is one of our core innovation programs and one of the ways we continually infuse diverse perspectives into our culture and contribute to a scientific community that understands how new therapies are made. We designed it to be a unique, one-year immersive experience, where each Fellow can be a meaningful contributor to a real drug discovery project.

Headlined by a week-long immersion session “bootcamp” that introduces Fellows to the drug discovery process — from early research to commercialization — the program also provides ample mentorship opportunities and access to senior leaders. 

The program is designed to augment, rather than replace, a traditional postdoctoral, residency or business school experience. David Altshuler, Executive Vice President, Global Research, and Chief Scientific Officer, directs the program in collaboration with many leaders across the company.

 

 


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Hear from our alumni

What you bring:

  • Completion of a Ph.D., an M.D. or a joint degree within five years of starting the fellowship

  • Experience conducting and leading breakthrough research

  • A thirst for knowledge and the desire to better understand how drugs are developed

  • An entrepreneurial spirit for solving challenging problems with innovative solutions

What we offer:

  • A one-year, immersive postdoctoral experience focused on solving real challenges 

  • The opportunity to collaborate directly with Vertex project teams and make real-world contributions to serious disease areas

  • Bootcamp Training Week — a one-week intensive training on drug discovery, manufacturing, commercialization and career development

  • Ample mentorship opportunities from senior leaders

 

Application timeline and details

2023 Vertex Fellows:
  • November 2022: Recruitment process kick-off

  • March 2023: Interviews conducted

  • September 2023: One-year fellowship begins


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