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Lilly Research Associate-Analytical Development 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 Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. For more than 140 years, we have worked tirelessly to discover medicines that make life better. These discoveries start in Lilly Research Laboratories, where our scientists work to create new medicines that will help solve our world’s greatest health challenges.

Lilly is passionate about the discovery, development and commercialization of potential new therapies that will impact and improve the lives of patients. Our Lilly Genetic Medicine (LGM) team is an innovation-focused group working to identify, develop and apply ground breaking technologies to deliver maximum benefit to our patients. Our agile and diverse team strives to operate as an autonomous ‘biotech-like’ company within the walls of Lilly.

We are looking for a highly motivated and innovative candidate for the role of Associate Scientist, Analytical Development. The expectation is that the scientist will have experience independently carrying out analytical experiments using HPLC/UPLC techniques. You should also exhibit a strong sense of curiosity to enable building up of a robust analytical pipeline with novel bio-analytical assays.

Do you have the skills for innovative approaches focused on identifying impactful therapies for the patient? If you have experience with varying liquid chromatography modes (RP, RP-IP, AEX, SEC, etc), LC-MS, or capillary gel electrophoresis we want you on our team!


  • Develop and complete quantitative chromatography-based assays for detection of RNA and (lipid-based) delivery systems for RNA

  • Assist in development of novel bio-analytical tools for lipid-based delivery systems for RNA

  • Collaborate with and mentor new team members to existing assays and procedures

  • Maintain well-documented notebooks and present findings to team

  • Author internal technical documents and enable tech transfer to other teams

Basic Requirements:

  • B.S. and/or M.S. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or other relevant scientific field; laboratory research experience preferred

Additional Preferences:

  • Experience in HPLC method development

  • Familiarity with cryoEM, SAXS, SANS

  • Strong understanding of RNA delivery systems

  • A strong teammate with excellent oral and written communication skills and a demonstrated ability to work independently as well as within a team.

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!