Lilly Development Scientist, Downstream Processing in Victoria, Prince Edward Island


Title Development Scientist, Downstream Processing

City Victoria

State / Province Prince Edward Island

Country Canada

Workplace Arrangement Local

Location Details Prince Edward Island

Company Overview Elanco is the Animal Health Division of Eli Lilly. Elanco is a global, innovation-driven company that develops and markets products to improve animal health and protein production in more than 75 countries. Elanco is a Global Leader in the manufacturing of Animal Health Pharmaceutical products. In Prince Edward Island, Canada: Elanco develops and manufactures vaccines for the Aquaculture Industry.

Responsibilities Responsible for timely progression of R&D projects through the application of scientific knowledge for the development of purification processes following innovative approaches to enhance customer value.

  • Plan, execute and coordinate daily and weekly work schedule. Design, review and make recommended changes to scientific protocols and procedures.

  • Participate in project teams within the function and present results during team, project or unit meetings.

  • Write reports and may write external publications. Prepare SOPs/working procedures. Support preparation of registration documents.

  • Perform data analysis and use results for the design of next experiment or troubleshooting activities.

  • Collaborate with other associates and scientists to facilitate knowledge exchange. Train and coach peers.

  • Develop methods for characterization of recombinant proteins using varied analytical tools

  • Develop of methods for protein purification and able scale-up purification process at pilot and commercial scale

  • Maintain infrastructure of laboratory and an organized, clean and safe working environment.

  • Ensure the compliance with external and internal guidelines (e.g. SOPs, GxP, HSE, and AW) are in an appropriate state of control.

Basic Qualifications


  • MSc/PhD in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering or related sciences


  • 5 years industry experience (MS) or one year for PhD.

  • Adequate understanding of research and/or development processes in own function.

  • Thorough knowledge in purification of nucleic acid vaccines, virus-like particles and recombinant proteins at lab and pilot scale.

  • Expertise in engineering concepts for scale up/scale down models for characterization and troubleshooting of vaccine manufacturing processes (Upstream and downstream).

  • Good presentation skills and scientific/technical writing skills.

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Experience in vaccine formulation considered a plus

  • Candidates should be open to relocation,

  • Thorough technical understanding of the quality systems and regulatory requirements

  • Experience in root cause analysis

  • Number of Direct reports: 1-3

  • Responsible for meeting agreed upon timelines for tasks, assignments, and/or objectives.

  • Provides timely, regular & accurate update of projects to management and/or related databases & tools.

  • Maintains compliance with quality systems & standards

  • Supports Director in performance evaluations, settings and development planning

Additional Information Lilly will conduct, at its own expense, a background search (including verification of educational credentials, contacting three of your personal references) of the successful candidate. Eli Lilly Canada is committed to employment equity. We encourage applications from qualified women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities. Please do not contact us via phone. We appreciate all who apply; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.



Removal Date 04-Aug-2017