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Job Description: : As part of the Business Development Transactions team, this individual will be responsible for supporting the negotiation and execution of a range of business development transactions, including collaborations, licenses, financings, mergers and acquisitions, all aimed at helping Vertex achieve its strategic objectives and create sustained revenue and earnings growth. Key Responsibilities: * Supporting negotiation strategy and participating in counterparty negotiations * Actively tracking issues in deal documents and proposed solutions * Assisting and/or preparing supporting documentation for transactions (including financial models, external presentations, opportunity reports, management presentations, Board memos and other deal communication materials) * Working closely with the finance team to ensure transactions are appropriately valued, structured and reflected in long term financial plans * Working seamlessly with the External Innovation team in their identification and technical evaluation of potential opportunities and providing guidance on deal-related communications/aspects of the early outreach phase * Working seamlessly with the Alliance Management team and including the team in the negotiation process and providing context and information necessary for their integration and management of collaborative relationships * Supporting due diligence efforts * Contributing positively to the culture of a small, mission-oriented, collegial team * Some travel required #LI-RS1 Qualification: * 2-3 years relevant experience, preferably in biotech * Advanced degree required, MBA preferred * Basic understanding of the drug research and development process and the regulatory, reimbursement and commercial environments * Ability to simplify complex ideas/concepts and synthesize and summarize a complex set of facts * Adept at handling multiple projects and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment while maintaining attention to detail * Ability to work cross-functionally within and beyond the Business Development organization -- Experience working with both internal and external multidisciplinary teams including R&D, Commercial, Legal, IP, Finance and Operations * High degree of curiosity and desire to learn about transaction process and drug development * Excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to \"think on your feet\" * High emotional intelligence and ability to forge relationships internally, as well as externally. * Ability to \"read a room\" and adjust course \"on the fly\" * A desire to be part of a highly innovative company aimed at transforming the lives of people with serious diseases

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