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Lilly Research Scientist-RNA Therapeutics in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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Full-Time Employment - FTE


Lilly is passionate about the discovery, development and commercialization of potential new medicines that will impact and improve the lives of patients. Our RNA Therapeutics team is an innovation-focused organization striving to identify, develop and apply the most cutting-edge technologies to deliver maximum benefit to our patients. Are you looking to be part of a growing, driven team where you will help to progress new therapeutic approaches toward clinical development and commercialization? Oligonucleotide-based therapies represent a promising avenue of research toward development of new RNA-based medicines. We are excited to expand our oligonucleotide research and development efforts at our Cambridge Innovation Center.

The RNA Therapeutics group at Eli Lilly and Company is seeking experienced and inspiring scientists to join our fast-paced, interdisciplinary team as we leverage innovative RNA/oligonucleotide based therapeutic modalities to enhance our portfolio. This is an exciting opportunity located in the Innovation Hub of Cambridge. We aim to establish core capabilities in this novel therapeutic area and you will contribute to and help drive the discovery and development of RNA-based clinical candidates.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Deliver state of art methodologies and capabilities in the field of RNA Therapeutics by utilizing bio-chem-informatics techniques, structure-based drug design, latest machine learning and AI algorithms

  • Play a meaningful role in the development of RNA informatics and computational platform from discovery to development

  • Contribute to ongoing portfolio projects within RNA therapeutics

  • Represent RNA therapeutics as a technical/scientific lead on cross-functional research teams that include discovery, development and research IT organizations

  • Drive the evaluation of external and internal capabilities and facilitate collaborations with external partners

Basic Qualificiations:

  • PhD degree in computer and information sciences, bioinformatics, cheminformatics, computational chemistry or related fields

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Track record of innovation in developing/delivering novel methodologies, tools and applications in the field of bio/cheminformatics, structure-based drug design and machine-learning.

  • Expertise in analyzing relationships among sequence, structure and function

  • Practical experience in pharmaceutical or biotech industry

  • Demonstrated experience in processing, organizing, analyzing and visualizing complex data and information from disparate sources and ability to extract insight from data

  • Postgraduate school experience in one or more of the following areas: bioinformatics, cheminformatics, computational chemistry and machine-learning

  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated efficiency in collaborating across functional boundaries

  • Extensive experience in solving scientific problems using programming languages (C++/Python/PHP/JavaScriptt/…)

  • Experience in RNAi discovery, especially in siRNA design

  • Experience working with Cloud (AWS) and High-Performance Computing

Additional Information:

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.

Company Overview:

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 39,000 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. #WeAreLilly

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Region: North America

City: Cambridge

State: Massachusetts

Country: USA

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Req Id: 53648BR