- Bachelor's degree
- Bachelor of Science
- Master's degree
- Analysis skills
- Plastics injection molding
- Power tools
- Mechanical design
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.
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
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
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 ApplicationAssistance@vrtx.com.