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Lilly Advisor- Technical Services & Manufacturing Science in Indianapolis, Indiana

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.


TSMS Advisors at Lilly are responsible for:

  • Ensuring reliability of our manufacturing systems

  • Searching for and implementing continuous improvements

  • Driving technical projects

  • Maintaining our processes in a state of compliance with US and global regulations

  • Designing and developing drug processes and delivery systems

The position is an Advisor position in the Technical Services/Manufacturing Science (TS/MS) organization. The position will be made available beginning Jun 1, 2022 and will provide technical and scientific support within a dynamic manufacturing environment for development of commercial processes (synthesis and purification) for biomolecules including proteins, peptides, and oligonucleotides. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and executing experiments to advance process knowledge, process optimization and production technical transfer, as needed.

Scientists actively contribute to the TS/MS organization, and have extensive opportunities for involvement in cross-functional teams. This position allows for development of a comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), regulatory requirements, and the essential role scientists play in making medicine and creating real-world solutions.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Understanding the scientific principles required for manufacturing intermediates and drug substances, including the interaction of chemistry and equipment.

  • Understand the chemistry and stability of biomolecules.

  • Develop appropriate laboratory-scale models for key process steps in synthesis and/or purification of biomolecules.

  • Design, conduct, and analyze statistically-designed experiments to deepen process understanding and optimize processing conditions.

  • Understand scale-up requirements and, as needed, partner with the pilot plant to conduct appropriate scale-up work.

  • Provide technical support for process development areas if needed.

  • Strong technical writing and documentation of all work in an appropriate manner.

  • Mentor lab associates to enhance their technical capabilities.

  • Participate in technology transfer as needed.

  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively.

Basic Requirements:

  • Enrolled in a Ph.D. program in scientific disciplines of Biochemistry, Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Chemistry or related fields with completion of degree by August 2023.

  • Demonstrated experience and proficiency in the areas of protein, oligonucleotide, and peptide chemistry and/or purification.

  • Requires a record of publication in peer reviewed journals and presentations / posters at scientific conferences.

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As a condition of employment with Eli Lilly and Company and its subsidiaries in the United States and Puerto Rico, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination satisfactory to the company (subject to applicable law).

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!