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Lilly Bioinformatician/Computational Biologist in Bengaluru, India

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 35,000 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.

Research Scientist - Bioinformatics


The incumbent will join a bioinformatics and genetics team that support all aspects of drug discovery for diabetes and complications therapeutic area. The purpose of this position is to contribute to the developing science of diabetes drug target identification and validation utilizing large-scale multi-dimensional human genetics, real-world, clinical and other proprietary deep-phenotype datasets.

Primary Responsibilities: The primary responsibility for this position is to integrate and apply state-of-the-art algorithms to large-scale datasets and ensure analyses solutions are implemented in a robust and scalable manner. The incumbent will work in an agile, team-focused environment amongst fellow geneticists and bioinformaticians. The following skills are required for this position:

  • Strong R/Python programming skills and work experience in Unix/Linux environment

  • Good computational and data visualization capability/experience to aid results interpretations

  • Apply knowledge to build state-of-the-art analytics and computational pipelines

  • Strong communication skills

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  • MS, or PhD in bioinformatics, computer science, engineering, data science, mathematics/statistics or related discipline with proven experience in large scale computing.

  • At least five years of relevant experience.

  • Demonstrated written and oral communication skills with the ability to lead projects in a team environment.

  • Demonstrated project management and time management skills.

  • Attention to detail, critical thinking, and analytical ability.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, within and across culturally and geographically diverse environments.

  • Proven ability to assemble, share and apply key learnings across multiple projects.

Other Information/Additional Preferences:

  • Interdisciplinary experience especially at intersection of computational and scientific disciplines.

  • Leadership skills, ability to lead initiatives and projects.

  • Knowledge of medical and statistical terminology; willingness to expend effort in acquiring scientific knowledge and understand strategic issues.

  • General knowledge of scientific literature search and retrieval.

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