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Lilly Advisor - Neuroscience In vivo 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.

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the globe 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.

Lilly is passionate about the discovery, development and commercialization of potential new medicines that will impact and improve the lives of patients. Our Neuroscience Next Generation Therapeutics team is an innovation-focused organization striving to identify, develop and apply the most ground breaking technologies to deliver maximum benefit to our patients. We are located in the heart of Massachusetts’ exploding science and technology cluster at Kendall square and are focused on using novel therapeutic modalities to deliver medicines for chronic pain and neurodegenerative disorders. You will be part of a growing, driven team working with internal and external partners to progress new therapeutic approaches toward clinical development and commercialization at speed.

We are seeking experienced and inspiring scientists to join our fast-paced, interdisciplinary team as we use innovative RNA/oligonucleotide/gene and genomic based therapeutics to enhance our portfolio.

Don't miss this opportunity to join a fantastic company passionate about our mission!

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Work with project team leads to design and plan live-phase experiments to support the preclinical characterization and evaluation of novel therapeutic molecules, and provide scientific expertise in study conduct, design, and interpretation.

  • Perform small animal stereotaxic surgeries including but not limited to intracerebral and intracerebroventricular injections in rodents.

  • Perform CNS tissue dissection, trimming and processing, collect bodily fluids (blood, cerebrospinal fluid).

  • Lead, coach, and mentor team members and develop positive relationships and communicate effectively with internal colleagues at all levels to enhance team performance.

  • Support technology development for improving the delivery of novel therapeutics to regions of interest in the central nervous system.

Basic Qualifications:

PhD degree in neuroscience or related fields

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Experience in developing and working with neuroscience-relevant in vivo models and assays to support drug discovery programs.

  • Hands-on proficiencies in designing and implementing in vivo pharmacological experiments across neuroscience indications.

  • Expert knowledge of the relevant key literature on in vivo methods and assays.

  • Extensive knowledge of drug delivery in key CNS regions in animal models.

  • Extensive knowledge of brain and spinal cord anatomy.

  • Familiarity with designing PK/PD assays.

  • Strong problem solving and time management skills with interest in working in an exciting, extremely fast-paced environment.

  • Able to work independently as well as within a flexible team-oriented environment.

  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated efficiency in collaborating across functional boundaries.

  • Strong operational skills including outstanding prioritization skills and performing multiple tasks simultaneously. Attention to detail and accuracy is a must.

  • Experience in RNAi/gene therapy discovery is preferred but not required.

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