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Lilly Associate Delivery Scientist 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.

The New Therapeutic Modalities (NTM) team in Eli Lilly is looking for a talented and motivated scientist to join our Innovation Hub in Cambridge, MA. We pursue cutting-edge research in a highly interdisciplinary environment to enable the next generation of nucleic acid delivery technologies. These technologies will expand the impact of our existing pipeline in small-interfering RNAs (siRNA) and our emerging pipeline in additional nucleic acid modalities. We work in collaboration with colleagues across NTM and therapeutic areas.


As a delivery scientist, you will be responsible for developing nucleic acid based formulations across various scales and for characterization using both routine and advanced analytical methods. You will be responsible for the design, implementation, and troubleshooting of experiments, both independently and in collaboration with colleagues, to reach desired goals. Other main responsibilities include:

  • Support formulation efforts for delivery of nucleic acids, including optimization and characterization to provide high quality, well-characterized drug products for in vitro and in vivo evaluation

  • Conduct experiments, independently and in collaboration with colleagues to support projects

  • Optimize existing formulation methods and processes and generate standard operating procedures (SOPs) and test method documents

  • Interpret and analyze data and maintain comprehensive record of multiple projects

  • Communicate research and development findings with internal and external partners

  • Operate instruments and assist in maintaining general laboratory functionality, including lab equipment maintenance and the ordering, and receiving of lab supplies

Basic Requirements:

  • B.S or M.S in Engineering, Chemistry or Pharmaceutical Sciences, or related field

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • The candidate will have attention to details, exceptional time management, effective communication skills (both written and oral), strong organizational skills and the ability to work independently and collaboratively across teams.

  • Experience with analytical techniques relevant for characterizing nanoparticles (particle size, HPLC, etc.)

  • Experience with preparation of nanoparticle-based formulations preferably at different scales sufficient to support in vitro and in vivo studies (rodents)

  • A strong research background in nucleic acid formulation / characterization and / or wet lab biology techniques.

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