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Lilly Senior Scientist 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 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. #WeAreLilly

The role of the Senior Scientist, as part of the Large Molecule team within Global Quality network will serve as the technical steward for the bioassay. The role will be a combination of laboratory activities, strategy development and implementation. Laboratory work may include evaluation of new technologies, potency assay platforms for new and complex modalities and productivity initiatives. The role will interface will many cross functional groups such as Development, QC testing laboratories, Legal, and Regulatory.

Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the Lilly Bioassay capabilities to support standardization and harmonization of bioassays within the global Quality Control laboratory network.

  • Establishing a comprehensive and global commercial Bioassay Strategy for new modalities (cell & gene therapies, siRNA, peptides etc.) encompassing method control strategies, development, validations, transfers and modernization to meet evolving regulatory expectations; and providing requirements and influence to development to help ensure the delivery of globally sustainable methods

  • Providing Global Bioassay Stewardship with teams located in Indianapolis and/or other sites where stewards are established. Provide direction and prioritization of work. Develop, coach, and mentor technical talent.

  • Engage in technical troubleshooting and support activities to resolve issues related to biological assays performed within the global Quality Control laboratory network.

  • Evaluate and oversee implementation of automation platforms to increase productivity.

  • Establishing effective partnerships and collaborations with site Quality Control laboratories, Technical Services/Manufacturing Science (site and network), BioProcess Research & Development, Global Quality Laboratories, Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs, and other key functions

  • Establishing an outward focused Scientific Excellence model by linking with external networks/forums/collaborators to influence and gain knowledge and leveraging internally to share knowledge, influence internal strategies and implement best practices.

Basic Requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years of technical experience in late-stage development and/or commercial laboratories in the biopharmaceutical industry.

  • PhD or equivalent in biology, microbiology, molecular biology or other bioanalytical science.

  • MS with 8+ years of experience will also be considered.

  • Strong knowledge and expertise of bioassay technologies (multiple formats such as ELISA, reporter-gene, receptor binding, etc.) and method development and validation requirements in a global GMP testing environment.

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Capability of supporting new technologies and new modality programs in different therapeutic areas is preferred.

  • Previous experience working in a regulated (GMP) lab environment and an understanding of pharmaceutical quality systems and regulatory requirements.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of cell-signaling and biological systems.

  • Experience with therapeutics demonstrating novel mode of actions.

  • Ability to consistently exercise good judgment and decision making.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to effectively communicate complex research findings in a multi-disciplinary team environment.

Additional Information:

  • This role may require domestic and international travel to manufacturing sites, internal, government, and contract laboratories and other facilities that may have specific restrictions regarding personal protective gear, attire, electronic equipment, and/or disclosure of certain medical conditions such as allergies.

  • Estimated travel commitment 10-15%

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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.

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!

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