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Lilly Postdoctoral Scientist, Obesity Research - Boston 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.

The Diabetes, Obesity and Complications Therapeutic Area (DOCTA) of Eli Lilly and Company, focuses on the discovery of biologic, small molecule and genetic therapeutics for the treatment of diabetes, obesity and associated complications.

We are seeking a skilled and motivated postdoctoral scientist to join our team! The successful candidate will be contributing to a research project focused on building a cross-species transcriptomics atlas of feeding centers in the brain to advance our understanding of the pathways critical for the regulation of energy balance at a molecular level. The successful candidate will be responsible for setting up and establishing critical capabilities in the laboratory setting for the research project.

Key responsibilities include :

  • Collect and process tissues for bulk,snRNASeqandspatialtranscriptomics from mouse and human brain regions of interest, potentially in lean and obese metabolic conditions.

  • Plan and independently complete bulk,snRNASeqandspatialtranscriptomics studies and analyses

  • Perform RNAScope and immunohistochemistry

  • Function independently, work within a team-oriented lab environment and work within cross-functional project teams

  • Contribute to a robust post doc culture at Lilly by presenting research updates to internal group and department meetings and present findings at national conferences and publish in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals

  • Requirement for accurate record keeping, independent data analysis, and reporting of data in written and oral formats. Will perform work in full compliance with Lilly Research Policies and complete all required training activities in the timeframe specified.

Basic qualification:

  • PhD in biology, neuroscience, or related field

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Self-directed and highlymotivated individual who wants to learn new techniques while continually pursuing research and publication goals.

  • Excellent communicator (oral and written) with presentation experience, along with a strong publication record.

  • Proficient in data analysis and reporting.

  • Good problem-solving skills, capacity to conduct research independently, and ability to work effectively in a team.

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