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Lilly Clinical Research Physician 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.

New medicines bring new hope. Lilly has always pushed the boundaries of science to make conditions that are incurable today, treatable tomorrow. You could say it is central to our purpose. By fulfilling our purpose, we help others fulfill theirs. Over the course of our history, we have shed light on some of the toughest health care problems known to man – diabetes, heart disease, infectious diseases, neuroscience disorders, cancer and more.

As Clinical Research Physician (CRP), you will provide medical and scientific leadership to the business and/or therapeutic area. The CRP also provides scientific expertise and consultative support to product teams, internal Lilly partners, external organizations, regulatory agencies and external partners on medical and scientific issues.

You will act as a scientific and medical resource for study teams, departments, and others as needed. The CRP must be aware of novel ideas, be willing to interact and learn from diverse teams. The CRP must also be mindful of and ensure that all activities of the team are in compliance with current local and international regulations, laws, guidance (for example, FDA, ICH, CPMP etc.), Good Clinical Practices (GCPs), company standards, Lilly policies and procedures, company integrity agreements as applicable, and the Principles of Medical Research and activities are aligned with the business area’s vision.

We are looking for intellectually curious people to join our science and clinical team. You will be a dynamic innovator and problem solver whose research can improve the lives of millions. We offer outstanding opportunities to capitalize on the groundbreaking spirit that is a part of our 140+ year heritage. Although we have enjoyed many successes, our greatest legacy is the millions of lives that are impacted by our continued focus and drive.

Basic Requirements:

  • Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathy. Must be board eligible or certified in appropriate specialty/subspecialty or have completed the comparable level of post-medical school clinical training relevant to the country of hiring.

  • U.S. trained physicians must have achieved board eligibility or certification.

  • Foreign medical graduates in U.S. based jobs, who are not U.S. board eligible or certified may be hired directly for employment in the U.S. at the discretion of the Chief Medical Officer.

  • Non-U.S. trained physicians must have completed education and training at a medical school that meets the requirements of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). For the recognized list of foreign medical schools and the disapproved list, see

Additional Preferences:

  • Strong understanding of a specific therapeutic area(s) is preferred

  • Clinical research and/or pharmaceutical experience is a plus. Ideally, this experience will have accrued in an industry or academic setting

  • Expertise in one or more areas relevant to clinical trials are strongly preferred (e.g., statistical/inferential methods, rating instruments, regulatory standards, safety assessment, investigator/site management, etc.)

  • Fluent in English; both written and verbal communications

  • Demonstrated strong communication, interpersonal, organizational, teamwork and negotiation skills

  • Ability to influence others (both cross-functionally and within the function) to create a positive working environment

  • Willing to engage in limited domestic and international travel to the degree appropriate to support the business of the team

  • Publication record

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Our employee resource groups (ERGs) offer strong support networks for their members and help our company develop talented individuals for future leadership roles. Our current groups include: Africa, Middle East, Central Asia Network, African American Network, Chinese Culture Network, Early Career Professionals, Japanese International Leadership Network (JILN), Lilly India Network, Organization of Latinos at Lilly, PRIDE (LGBTQ + Allies), Veterans Leadership Network, Women’s Network, Working and Living with Disabilities. Learn more about all of our groups.

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!