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Lilly Postdoctoral Research Scientist - Genetic Medicine 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.

Post-Doctoral Scientist- Fixed Duration Employment – Genetic Medicine

Are you looking to make a significant difference by establishing design principles for novel nucleic acid-based nanomedicines?

We are seeking an ambitious postdoctoral scientist with strong research and communication skills to contribute to high visibility research on emerging nucleic acid modalities. The Genetic Medicine team is an innovation-focused group working to identify, develop and apply cutting-edge technologies to deliver maximum benefit to our patients in collaboration with colleagues across Genetic Medicine and therapeutic areas (e.g. Neuroscience). Our agile and diverse team strives to operate as an autonomous ‘biotech-like’ company within the walls of Lilly. Your contribution will be to the early-stage development of novel nucleic acid-based therapeutic platforms for delivery to hepatic and extrahepatic targets.

Primary responsibilities of this role will be to:

  • Drive innovation in nucleic acid platform development through rational design and systematic optimization of novel RNA therapeutics

  • Drive rapid and conclusive in vitro and in vivo evaluations of novel therapeutic modalities and approaches

  • Contribute as a member of an integrated and collaborative team responsible for the discovery and delivery of novel nucleic acid-based therapeutics

  • Communicate to management team to enable / accelerate business decisions

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

  • Publish and present original research externally and / or author internal technical documents

Do you have an aptitude for innovative approaches focused on identifying impactful therapies for the patient? We want you on our team! #WeAreLilly

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD in Pharmacology, Cell or Molecular Biology, Immunology, Neuroscience or related fields

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Expertise in basic cell and molecular biology methodologies

  • Expertise in the design and execution of in vitro and in vivo studies

  • Strong interest in developing expertise in emerging nucleic acid therapeutic platforms

  • Ability to take initiative and work without oversight

  • Excellent oral communication and documentation skills

Additional Information:

This position is not permanent. It is for a fixed duration of two years with potential to extend to 3 years and for maximum of up to 4 years. You will have opportunities to apply for full time positions after your duration is complete.

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