Lilly Research Scientist, Nucleic Acid Delivery in Cambridge, Massachusetts
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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 Genetic Medicine team in Cambridge shares a 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.
The successful candidate will have a strong research track record in biology and be analytically minded, systematic, and embrace data-driven decision making. The scientist will collaborate with multidisciplinary teams across key Lilly therapeutic areas (e.g. neuroscience, diabetes, immunology) to perform experiments to aid development of RNA oligonucleotide drug candidates for the next generation of RNA therapies.
Key responsibilities include:
Evaluate novel strategies for targeted delivery of oligonucleotide therapeutics (e.g., siRNA, ASO, saRNA) to key cell types using cell and molecular biology techniques (transfection or electroporation of various cell lines and primary cells, plasmid design, RNA isolation, RT-qPCR, Western blot, ELISA, sequencing, luminescence-based assays, flow cytometry),
Visualize, summarize, and present results to team members,
Identify and drive solutions toward innovation in the RNA Therapeutics area,
Demonstrate high learning agility regarding grasping and exploiting new scientific concepts and methods across multiple teams,
Partner with cross-functional partners to drive high-speed innovation,
Embrace diversity of thought, background and experience to deliver innovative solutions,
Possess strong communication (oral, written), organizational, and leadership skills.
- Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry, biological engineering, or related field with 2+ years of experience, particularly practical experience with cell and molecular biology.
Additional Skills/Preferences :
The ideal candidate will possess a solid understanding of RNA biology and RNA therapeutics
Demonstrated track record for publication and presentation of research results.
Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and team-player mindset
Demonstrated initiative and appropriate risk-taking
Demonstrated technical proficiency and ability to create ideas for future work plans
High level of organization and attention to detail
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