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Lilly Research Scientist-Bioassay in Branchburg, New Jersey

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.

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the global by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help them live longer, healthier, more active lives. Not only do we deliver breakthrough medications, but you also can count on us to develop creative solutions to support communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.

Perform routine QC responsibilities as assigned by supervisor such as:

  • Conduct routine and non-routine analyses and perform analytical data review of bioanalytical methods such as: PCR, ELISA, Cell Based Bioassay, etc.

  • Demonstrate initiative to lead routine QC responsibilities such as sample coordination, lab equipment maintenance, QC document management, QC inventory control and reconciliation of sample requests/documents as needed.

  • Design and perform method qualifications, validations and transfers per regulatory guidance.

  • Work independently with minimal supervisory guidance. Exhibit strong teamwork skills. Apply acceptable cGMP practices during execution of all work tasks.

  • Update supervisor of progress at scheduled intervals. Seek additional guidance as needed.

  • Use scientific expertise to provide assistance for troubleshooting, laboratory investigations and problem resolution. Lead troubleshooting and optimization of analytical methods. Conduct manufacturing investigations using various analytical techniques.

Perform independent assignments such as:

  • Compile data and prepare graphs for documentation of test procedures and preparation of reports.

  • Conduct document reviews, author standard operating procedures (SOPs), and assay review.

  • Provide scientific mentoring by sharing experience and knowledge of the product development process (analytical aspect in particular), disseminating technical knowledge and acting as a role model.

  • Suggest process improvements to QC management and lead process implementations. Uses external network with competitors/other industries to drive specific improvements to practices.

  • Provide influence on the responses to external regulatory guidelines and inspections.

  • If applicable, evaluate, coach, and manage personnel performance.


  1. BS or MS in a related scientific discipline such as Biology or Biochemistry.

  2. BS requires 2-5 years, MS requires 1-3 years of related experience.

  3. Excellent working knowledge of cGMP regulations.

  4. Strong ability to troubleshoot and optimize analytical methods

  5. Working knowledge of method qualification, validation and transfer.

  6. Proven track record of scientific publications, invited presentations, or invention disclosures/patents. At least one first or senior authorship publication in a reputable peer reviewed journal.

  7. Ability to provide scientific mentoring by sharing experience and knowledge.

  8. Excellent teamwork, verbal and written communication skills. Attention to detail.

  9. Ability to work independently. Achieve problem resolution using scientific rationale and with minimal supervision.

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At Lilly we strive to ensure our employees are part of a team that cares about them and our shared purpose of making life better for those around the world. How do we do this? We continue to look for ways to include, innovate, accelerate and deliver while maintaining integrity, excellence and respect for people.​ We hope that you seek to join us on our journey as we create medicine and deliver improved outcomes for patients across the globe!