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Job Description

* Vertex Biometrics department is offering summer internship to current graduate students who seek the opportunity to learn about the pharmaceutical industry from a hands-on perspective. You will be working closely with and learning from some of the brightest people in the industry. When you join our internship program you should not be surprised to see that our environment is one that is innovative and team-oriented, where collaboration is not just a word, and "we are fearless" is in everything we do. Successful candidates can expect to be challenged by their summer project plan, connect with other interns, and feel valued by the Vertex community. Not only will interns learn about their day-to-day tasks through their specific work assignments, but they will interact and have exposure to our organizational leaders and their teams through a series of Professional Development Workshops.

The summer intern will work closely with multiple experienced statisticians on research project(s) about surrogate endpoint validation closely related to drug development and clinical trials.

Key Responsibilities:

* Review and summarize literature of existing statistical methodologies on short-term surrogate endpoint validation for long-term clinical outcomes including continuous, binary and survival outcome
* Evaluate existing methodologies by conducting simulation studies
* Apply existing methods or develop new methods if needed to address the questions from clinical projects
* Develop R function/package (or possibly an R shiny app)
* Present the research work at the departmental seminar, and additionally, may have the opportunity to summarize the work in a peer-reviewed publication

Minimum Qualifications:

* Currently enrolled (and continuing in Fall 2020) Ph.D. student in statistics or biostatistics, who has completed at least 2 years of graduate study prior to the start of the internship
* Be highly-motivated and have an excellent work ethic
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Proficient in R, SAS or other programming languages to perform simulation

Preferred Qualifications:

* Related research experience

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 ApplicationAssistance@vrtx.com.

About Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Inc

Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (Vertex) is engaged in the business of discovering, developing and commercializing small molecule drugs for the treatment of serious diseases. Telaprevir, the Company’s principal drug candidate, is an oral hepatitis C protease inhibitor and an antiviral treatment in clinical development that targets hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. As of December 31, 2008, Vertex was also developing, among other compounds, VX-770, a drug candidate for the treatment of patients with cystic fibrosis (CF). In March 2009, the Company completed its acquisition of ViroChem Pharma Inc., a company with two investigational HCV polymerase inhibitors in clinical development.