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Lilly Advisor - Bioanalytical Assay in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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.

Our Neuroscience Next Generation Therapeutics group is a newly formed team with a focus on using novel therapeutic modalities to deliver medicines for chronic pain and neurodegenerative disorders. Scientific curiosity and innovative thinking help to drive our efforts. The team, now part of Lilly’s Genetic Medicine Research Institute, based at our Cambridge Innovation Center in Kendall Square, will work with internal and external partners to identify and deliver new novel therapies into patients at speed.

We are seeking highly motivated and dedicated scientists to join our fast-paced, interdisciplinary team. We use innovative RNA/oligonucleotide/gene and genomic based therapeutic agents to enhance our portfolio. Do you have experience in translational development and implementation of bioanalytical methods, preferably in an industry setting? This could be the perfect role for you. We look forward to seeing your application!

Primary responsibilities:

  • Design, develop, optimize and implement bioanalytical assays to support preclinical and early development programs, with a focus on the ligand binding immunoassays (ELISA, MSD, and/or Quanterix)

  • Contribute to Development, validation, and performance of other fit-for-purpose molecular and biochemical biomarker assays to evaluate in vivo efficacy of systemically delivered therapeutic agents

  • Participate in analysis of ex vivo samples and deliver the results per program timelines.

  • Accurate recording of all practical work: completion of electronic lab notebook to Lilly procedure quality standards.

  • Compile, and analyze data generated from each project and present summaries at the appropriate meetings.

  • Update and write QC documents such as standard operating procedures (SOPs).

  • General laboratory assistance, including ordering and receiving of lab supplies, preparation of reagents, and maintaining laboratory equipment

Basic Qualifications

  • PhD with 0-3 years of post-graduate experience in biology, biotechnology, pharmaceutical sciences or a related life sciences subject area, or MS degree in a similar field with 8+ years of experience, or BSc with 10+ years of experience.

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • In-depth knowledge and technical expertise on ligand binding assays, such as ELISA, Alpha-LISA, MSD, and/or Quanterix

  • Broad hands-on experience in molecular and biochemical methods, such as isolation of RNA/DNA, preparation of protein lysates from ex-vivo tissue and/or cell cultures, reverse transcription, qPCR, ddPCR and/or Western Blot.

  • Creative and critical thinking skills to solve difficult technical problems and adopt new cutting-edge technologies to achieve the goals.

  • Experience with statistical analysis for biological assays and automation using liquid handler a plus

  • Capable of working independently yet in a collaborative environment

  • Ability to work on multiple concurrent projects and deliver the results by timelines

  • Ability to adapt and exercise flexibility for changing platform needs, workflows and projects

  • Strong organization skills, attention to detail, critical thinking, desire to learn new techniques and contribute to cutting-edge projects

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