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Information Manager, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Boston, MA

The Information Sciences department at Vertex Pharmaceuticals is searching for an Information Manager to join as the newest member of this vital, fast-paced library team in Boston, MA. Reporting to the Associate Director, the Information Manager works directly with R&D and Commercial stakeholders globally, conducting expert custom scientific literature and intelligence searches.
 
Additional responsibilities include management of the company's primary research end-user resources, including vendor relations and contract management.
 
This position is ideal for a self-motivated professional who is highly organized, has the ability to be flexible and creative in their approach to workflow, and can problem-solve with the highest level of attention to detail and accuracy.  We are interested in a candidate who works well within a team but has the ability to be effective in self-directed projects.  A strong commitment to customer service is crucial.

Minimum Qualifications

  • B.S./M.S. degree in a life science (biology, chemistry), or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years scientific literature searching experience
  • Deep familiarity with biomedical literature resources and industry databases (such as Dialog, SciFinder, Reaxys, Cortellis, TrialTrove, etc.)
  • Strong organizational skills with acute attention to detail
  • Customer service oriented
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Highly-effective communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Effective collaborator/listener
  • Capacity for critical thinking/quick study
  • Understanding of information organization and its importance
  • Full familiarity with Office suite of applications
  • Please submit cover letter with application


Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science
  • Previous experience in libraries or corporate information centers
  • Vendor management and contract negotiation
  • Knowledge of computer software/web technologies and/or data science/analytics
  • Ability to apply imaginative solutions to a variety of challenges

Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious and life-threatening diseases. We discovered and developed the first medicines to treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF), a rare, life-threatening genetic disease. In addition to clinical development programs in CF, Vertex has more than a dozen ongoing research programs focused on the underlying mechanisms of other serious diseases. Founded in 1989 in Cambridge, Mass., Vertex today has research and development sites and offices around the world. For several consecutive years, Science magazine has named Vertex one of its Top Employers in the life sciences.

For additional information and the latest updates from the Company, please visit www.vrtx.com.

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.

Req ID: 10806BR

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