Lilly Jobs

Job Information

Lilly Consultant-Bioethics-Ethics and Compliance 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.

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the global by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help them live longer, healthier, more active lives. Not only do we deliver breakthrough medications, but you also can count on us to develop creative solutions to support communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.

Organization Overview:

Lilly’s purpose is to unite caring with discovery to create medicines that make life better for people around the world. The company’s core values are integrity, excellence, and respect for people. To meet this purpose while living up to these values, we strive to foster a culture of ethical behavior. One key aspect of this this is the Lilly Bioethics Program which drives the integration of bioethics principles into our standards, decisions, and actions in all stages of research, development, and commercialization. The goals of the program are 1) to create a sustainable capability and capacity to implement the company’s bioethics standards, 2) to advance Lilly’s reputation in the bioethics arena, and 3) to integrate bioethics with business ethics initiatives to foster the culture of ethics across the company. Members of the bioethics team engage in four core activities: developing the company’s positions on key bioethics topics, consulting on specific bioethics challenges, educating and training, and collaborating on internal and external projects.


The Bioethics Consultant serves as the subject matter expert for the Lilly Bioethics Program. The Consultant needs to employ a deep understanding of the bioethics literature, professional and industry guidance, current events, and pharmaceutical industry activity and positions. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Lead consultations and serve on bioethics advisory committee as bioethics subject matter expert

  • Lead development of company bioethics positions

  • Actively monitor external environment to stay current on bioethics issues impacting the industry or company

  • Develop and lead bioethics education, training, and outreach programs

  • Conduct research, provide background materials, and lead topical discussions as needed for the Bioethics Advisory Committee (BEAC)

  • Develop and maintain communication plan including website, outreach, periodic updates, and events (e.g. Bioethics Lecture)

  • Initiate periodic industry benchmarking and drive changes from learnings

  • Develop and implement methodology (e.g. surveys, metrics) to assess the impact and opportunities for improvement of the bioethics program

  • Contribute to external bioethics collaborations, publications, and presentations

  • Develop bioethics content for internal and external communications (e.g. Lilly ESG Report, LillyNow, Investor Relations, Corporate Communications)

Basic Requirements:

  • Advanced degree in bioethics, philosophy, or science related field

  • At least 3 years of experience in Bioethics or 5 years of experience in pharmaceutical research and development

Additional Skills/Preferences:

Advanced degree in Bioethics or related field (e.g. MBE, MS, PhD)

Bioethics certification

Direct experience in pharmaceutical research, development, and commercialization

Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills

Excellent interpersonal skills

Demonstrated ability to develop and teach education and training programs

Knowledge of external guidelines, regulations, and public policy related to research and development and healthcare ethics

Ability to understand the interplay between bioethics and business issues and impact on diverse parts of the business

Additional Information :

Travel: 5-15%

Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

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.

As a condition of employment with Eli Lilly and Company in the United States and Puerto Rico, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide valid proof of vaccination to the company.

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!