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Vertex Pharmaceuticals inclusive employer
Vertex Pharmaceuticals

About Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation to create transformative medicines for people with serious diseases. The company has multiple approved medicines that treat the underlying cause of cystic fibrosis (CF) — a rare, life-threatening genetic disease — and has several ongoing clinical and research programs in CF. Beyond CF, Vertex has a robust clinical pipeline of investigational small molecule, mRNA, cell and genetic therapies (including gene editing) in other serious diseases where it has deep insight into causal human biology, including sickle cell disease, beta thalassemia, APOL1-mediated kidney disease, acute and neuropathic pain, type 1 diabetes and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.

Founded in 1989 in Cambridge, Mass., Vertex's global headquarters is now located in Boston's Innovation District and its international headquarters is in London. Additionally, the company has research and development sites and commercial offices in North America, Europe, Australia and Latin America. Vertex is consistently recognized as one of the industry's top places to work, including 13 consecutive years on Science magazine's Top Employers list and one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. For company updates and to learn more about Vertex's history of innovation, visit or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram.

Working at Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Vertex employees are supported along their professional journeys and have the opportunity to grow and thrive in an inclusive and equitable environment that rewards and recognizes the moments that matter. We want to support your career from the beginning and along every step of the way, and we offer career growth and development opportunities regardless of your role or experience level.

Diversity & Inclusion

Inclusion, diversity and equity (ID&E) are core to Vertex’s ability to create and deliver transformative medicines for people with serious diseases. We believe in ID&E not only because it’s the right thing to do, and it is, but also because our business depends on it. We are the most innovative, make the best decisions for patients and attract the highest calibre of talent when we have an inclusive, diverse and equitable workforce and culture. Learn more about our ID&E journey, progress and priorities.


Our Priority: Fostering a culture where each employee has a strong sense of belonging because they feel, and are, valued for sharing their perspectives and challenging ideas across differences

Our Approach: Equip all Vertexians with the skills and resources to activate and live ID&E in their daily interactions and decisions


Our Priority: Ensuring that our workplaces reflect the rich diversity of our communities, recognizing that each of us is different based on our life experiences, identities, backgrounds and cultures

Our Approach: Invest to address gaps in representation in our talent pipeline, with a focus on racial, ethnic, cultural and

gender equity


Our Priority: Promoting balanced representation and fair treatment by providing the opportunities, information and resources needed so each of our employees can grow and thrive.

Our Approach: Embed inclusive and equitable practices throughout the employee experience.

About your LGBT+ / Inclusion Network

Vertex PRIDE Supports, provides visibility of, and celebrates our LGBTQ+ employees and allies. 

Early careers emphasis

We’re committed to providing tools and experiences to successfully launch a career in biotech. With multiple offerings, we’re looking for new Vertexians to join us in exploring the world of drug discovery, development and commercialization while developing their skills in an incredibly diverse and inclusive culture.

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