Lilly Principal Research Scientist -Nutritional Health R&D in Greenfield, Indiana


Title Principal Research Scientist -Nutritional Health R&D

City Greenfield

State / Province Indiana

Country USA

Company Overview Elanco is a global research-based company that develops and delivers product and services to enhance animal health and production. We value innovation, both in scientific research and daily operations, and strive to cultivate a collaborative work environment for more than 7,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1954, Elanco is a division of Lilly. Our worldwide headquarters and research facilities are in Greenfield, Indiana.

Responsibilities Main Purpose of Position: Identify, plan, conduct, and oversee studies needed to advance important Nutritional Health projects from idea creation, through refinement, to project launch. Identify and implement key biomarker measurements in studies to enhance understanding of product efficacy and value. Assessment of internal and external opportunities for food animal Nutritional Health Candidates.

Key Leadership responsibilities

Influence internal Elanco leadership and external industry leadership through creation and execution of groundbreaking research ideas in the area of Nutritional Health.

Promote Elanco’s industry leadership through publication and presentation of innovative research and solutions in the area of Nutritional Health.

Proactively search for solutions

Work effectively and flexibly within and across all Elanco R&D teams and external collaborators to achieve overall Elanco Nutritional Health R&D deliverables.

Create a positive work environment that is aligned with company objectives.

Challenge the organization to deliver innovative technical solutions and create an innovative culture.

Create an engaging culture with a “Play to win” mentality.

Identify and utilize methods to deliver individual objectives in a high quality, timely, cost-effective manner.

Provide information to facilitate accurate and timely project and budget forecasts.

Manage project timeline and budget deliverables to facilitate delivery of the Elanco pipeline.

Key Technical Responsibilities

Application of deep knowledge in monogastric nutrition and effective use of functional feed additives to appropriate research models in order to support product efficacy.

Incorporation of deep knowledge of the interactions between nutrition and immunology in research models in order to enhance project outcomes.

Implementation and execution of creative approaches to the use of important metabolic, immunological, and bacterial biomarkers that enhance understanding of research outcomes.

Create an approach to the development of enabling technologies that enhance the customer value proposition for Nutritional Health feed additives.

Coordinate studies to evaluate effectiveness, safety, and toxicological effects of opportunities for use in food animals.

Collaborate with associates and scientists in chemistry, biology, technology acquisitions, regulatory, statistics, operations, new products planning, and product commercialization.

Plan studies, monitor budgets, prepare timelines, and assist in the development of regulatory submissions.

Basic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Nutrition, Immunology, Animal Science or related scientific discipline.

  • 7 years experience technical consulting or research & development in the area of nutritional health

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Experience with feed additives "prebiotics, probiotics& enzymes"

  • Experience with animal models exploring microbiome and gut immunity.

Additional Information

  • Some travel (U.S. and OUS) required

  • Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

Removal Date 08-Oct-2017