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Lilly Associate Scientist - 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 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.

Organization Overview:

The Diabetes, Obesity and Complications Therapeutic Area (DOCTA) focuses on new therapeutic approaches for the treatment of diabetes, obesity and cardiometabolic diseases. Starting from an idea, we work with partners across Lilly to discover and develop novel biologic, small molecule and nucleic acid-based therapeutics. Our focus is the patient: by understanding the biology and pathophysiology underlying disease states, we aim to address the root cause of disease, and develop breakthrough therapies. We have one of the strongest pipelines in the industry and a track record of delivering impactful medicines that improve people’s lives.


The Preclinical Sigilon DOCTA group is an in-vivo team focused on developing cell therapy approaches to treating diabetes. Based in Cambridge MA, the preclinical team performs in-vivo proof of concept and efficacy studies in collaboration with a multidisciplinary research team. We are seeking a highly motivated, early career scientist to join our collaborative and enthusiastic preclinical team. If you are team-oriented, excited to learn, and driven to advance life-changing medicines, join our team today!

  • Implement rodent studies as part of a collaborative in-vivo team.

  • Perform in-vivo activities including monitoring, dosing, surgical support, sample collection, and ex vivo analyses.

  • Make observations, evaluate data, interpret results and document in a well-maintained laboratory notebook.

  • Demonstrate understanding and application of relevant scientific literature.

  • Engage in the coordination of assigned research with other teams as necessary to ensure the completion of the team’s research projects.

  • Follow standard laboratory practices and company policies

Basic Requirements:

  • BS or MS in biological sciences, molecular biology, animal sciences, neuroscience, or similar field

  • 0-3 years of in-vivo experience with rodents

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Prior experience with mice or rats, with proficiency in rodent handling is highly desirable.

  • Prior experience with rodent surgery, blood collection, and tissue harvesting is preferred.

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and established collaborative work habits.

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

  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills and time management.

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