Lilly Biochemist in Indianapolis, Indiana


Title Biochemist

City Indianapolis

State / Province Indiana

Country USA

Company Overview At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We are a global healthcare leader headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our 39,000 employees around the world work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to our communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. We give our best effort to our work, and we put people first. We’re looking for people who are determined to make life better for people around the world.

Responsibilities The Protein Optimization Team of Biotechnology Discovery Research is looking to fill a position which is responsible for contributing to generating, characterizing, and optimizing biotherapeutics from lead generation to lead optimization and preclinical development. Individuals on the Protein Optimization Team contribute to cross-disciplinary efforts to engineer innovative biotherapeutics that treat metabolic and autoimmune disorders, cancer and other diseases.

Lilly is seeking a highly motivated research associate to join this multidisciplinary team focused on optimizing protein biotherapeutic agents.

Some responsibilities of the successful candidate will involve:

  • Creating novel engineered proteins, including construction of DNA expression vectors, microbial expression and purification, as well as using biochemical and biophysical techniques to characterize the properties of the resulting molecules.

  • Plan and execute iterative improvements to the initial designs by using data generated.

  • Communicate results clearly and concisely

  • Function effectively in a team environment.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in Biochemistry or related field

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Masters degree preferred

  • Relevant industrial or academic experience.

  • Hands-on experience in molecular biology techniques.

  • Experience in purification of proteins from microbial and mammalian expression.

  • Experience with basic protein characterization techniques (SDS-PAGE, analytical size exclusion chromatography, etc.).

  • Experience in protein structural modeling and engineering.

  • Experience characterizing protein stability by circular dichroism, differential scanning calorimetry or other methods.

  • Experience in static or dynamic light scattering methods.

  • Experience in velocity or equilibrium sedimentation methods.

  • Experience measuring protein-ligand interactions by surface plasmon resonance, isothermal titration calorimetry or other methods.

Additional Information 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-Nov-2017