Lilly Associate Scientist - In Vivo Pharmacology in Indianapolis, Indiana
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We are seeking a highly motivated laboratory-based scientist with a strong background in behavioural pharmacology to join the Lilly Pain Drug Discovery team. The ideal candidate will be a critical thinker, experienced in animal handling, dosing, animal surgery and demonstrated expertise in behavioural pharmacology. The candidate will be an integral part of multiple teams focused on developing novel medicines across broad pain disorders. Therefore, the ability to interact collaboratively with scientists with diverse expertise is a prerequisite for this role.
The primary responsibilities of the candidate will be to support multiple in vivo animal studies in the Pain Drug Discovery group.
Demonstrates exceptional ability to work with fellow lab/team members in order to schedule, coordinate, and execute high-quality in vivo studies
Displays problem-solving skills and the knowledge of inter- and intra-departmental roles and responsibilities for coordination of work activities
Communicates with senior pharmacologist and other lab/team members regarding study activity, scheduling, and/or findings
Displays innovative skills to accommodate various study designs
Design and conduct of rodent (mouse and rat) in vivo pharmacology studies
Planning the study in collaboration with the senior pharmacologist
Randomizing, blinding, formulating, dosing of test compounds to study animals (PO, SC, IM, IV, IP)
Collecting behavioral data of various modalities (manual observation and automated)
Accurately documenting clinical observations, dosing times, dosing volume, bleeding times, body weights, food consumption and unscheduled events
Collecting fluid and tissue samples (plasma, CSF, other tissues) at study termination and for larger studies conducting by other scientists
Processing, labeling, and delivering samples for analysis internally and externally
Analyzing data, graphically representing data and statistically analyzing data
Recording data in notebook, presenting in laboratory/project meetings
Demonstrates aseptic procedures
Prepares animals for surgery, monitors animals for pain during and post-surgery and administers proper anesthetic
Conducts various surgical models, including nerve ligation
Demonstrates command of rodent dissection and prosection
Coordinates all preparations for the conduct of necropsies and demonstrates proficient dissection techniques
Delivers high-quality tissue samples
- Ensures full compliance with all Lilly regulations, including understanding and following all Animal Care and Use protocols
- Bachelors degree, preferably with relevant animal handling/dosing experience.
5+ years industry experience
Bachelor’s or Master's Degree in Biology or related field.
Demonstrated proficiency in dosing and handling mice and rats.
Skilled in sample collection (plasma, CSF, tissue dissection) and sample preparation.
Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
Flexibility and adaptability to a changing work environment with changing priorities.
Strong organizational, multi-tasking, and time-management skills.
Skilled in small animal surgical techniques.
Experience conducting pain-related behavioral pharmacology studies in mice and/or rats.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to document experiments clearly and according to Good Research Practice principles.
Interest / aptitude in Machine Learning
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