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Lilly Chief Biomedical Engineer 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 the Lilly Innovation Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts, we explore how next generation therapeutics, new technologies, data analytics and new care models can improve patient health and the healthcare system. Our team, the Novel Therapeutic Modalities (NTM), in Cambridge shares a real passion for challenging conventional wisdom and creating an environment that embraces creative, break-through concepts. The Center offers a start-up environment with large company support. It is located in the heart of Massachusetts’ exploding science and technology cluster and is within walking distance of some of the best academic and industry innovators in the world.

Key responsibilities

  • Manage a diverse team of bioengineers to optimize and drive innovation in nucleic acid drug delivery platforms.

  • Serve as a member of an integrated team responsible for the discovery of nucleic acid-based therapies.

  • Communicate appropriately to other functions to enable fast implementation of drug delivery platforms for nucleic acid-based therapies.

  • Communicate to management team to enable / accelerate business decisions.

  • Engage in a highly collaborative work environment across and beyond NTM and Lilly, including external academic researchers and pre-competitive collaborations.

  • Direct and mentor less experienced scientists and engineers to deliver the portfolio and innovation projects.

  • Publish and present original research externally, author internal technical documents.

Are you a scientific leader looking for an opportunity to impact next generation therapies? We are expanding our team and need a dynamic leader to help pave the way for new medicinal approaches. Consider joining our family today!

Basic Qualifications:

PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related field with 6+ years of relevant post-PhD/postdoctoral experience.

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Proven expertise in nanomedicines and delivery approaches.

  • Proven experience in areas relevant to nucleic acid drug delivery including tissue-specific delivery, cellular uptake mechanisms, encapsulation and self-assembly processes, and emerging technologies

  • Prior management experience

  • Prior experience with nucleic acids

  • Capable of performing process development and optimization

  • Ability to take initiative and work without oversight

  • Strong communication skills and ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative research environment

  • Excellent verbal communication and documentation skills.

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.

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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!