Lilly Associate Biologist-FDE in Indianapolis, Indiana



The Bio-therapeutic Lead Generation group is looking for a highly motivated Biologist to join our discovery research team. Do you have a diversified background in in-vitro biology? Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to join an established pharmaceutical company dedicated to innovative science that will improve the lives of patients? If you are passionate about exploring novel biology with a rationale based and hypothesis driven scientific approach this could be the role for you.

As a member of our team you will join a highly interactive, collaborative, and creative scientific team to discover and advance large molecule drugs to combat diseases in the diabetes, oncology, neurodegenerative and auto-immune areas. You will design and execute in vitro cell based and biochemical assays to quantitate the activity of novel therapeutic proteins and antibodies. Strong attention to detail and ability to prioritize will be essential.

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  • Biology experience including, but not limited to, the following: mammalian cell culture techniques and primary cell isolation from whole blood.

  • Flow cytometry, transient and stable cell line generation, construction of inducible expression systems

  • ELISAs, luciferase reporter assays and western blots

  • Pharmaceutical industry experience is preferred.

  • Capable of independently planning and conducting experiments, generating data, interpreting results, and documenting the work.

  • Knowledge and experience in large molecule platforms for early phase drug discovery.

  • Familiarity with GraphPad Prism, Symyx, Flow jo, and Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Effective communication skills, self-management, task planning and organization.

  • Ability to work productively and to foster collaborations in an interdisciplinary team environment.

  • Strong presentation skills.

Additional Information:

  • This position is not permanent. It is for a fixed duration of two years with potential to extend annually for up to 4 years.

  • 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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Biologist-Fixed Duration Employment

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Basic Qualifications:

  • BS in biochemistry, molecular/cell biology, or related discipline with 2 years of laboratory experience or MS degree in biochemistry, molecular/cell biology, or related discipline with a research component

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

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.





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North America