Vertex Canada is home to innovators in biopharmaceutical research and development. We employ approximately 60 professionals at our research facility in Laval, Quebec, including approximately 45 scientists focused on drug discovery and development activities.
Vertex’s Canadian team is focused on research activities related to inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), which include Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis. Vertex Canada features a diverse scientific team covering all of our major disciplines and fosters strong cross-functional teams between departments.
Our workplace reflects the rich multiculturalism of the area, which our employees point to as a key advantage of working here. Scientists and researchers from our Laval location have strong collaborative relationships with academic institutions in the area, as well as with our other Vertex locations worldwide.
As part of Vertex’s global network of science research, the Laval site is positioned to continue its quarter century of Canadian contribution to discovering new possibilities in medicine and advancing Canada’s scientific research workforce.
Living and Working Here
Our research facility is located about 20 minutes from the Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (formerly Montréal–Dorval International Airport), the main Canadian airport east of the Great Lakes, serving Québec, Atlantic Canada as well as Eastern Ontario and Northern New England.
As the largest suburb of Montreal, Laval offers easy access to all that Canada’s second-biggest city has to offer. Montreal consistently rates as one of the “world’s most livable cities” and was named “Canada’s Cultural Capital” by Monocle Magazine and a UNESCO “City of Design.”
Montreal is the business center of Quebec and has a bustling arts and culture scene. As the only major French city in Canada (French is the primary language for 2 out of every 3 residents here), Montreal has literally thousands of cultural attractions. From museums to art galleries, historic sites to beautiful architecture, hiking and cycling trails to ski and toboggan areas, Montreal has something for every interest.
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