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Lilly Data Operations Apprentice 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.

The Lilly Professional Apprenticeship Program is a 12-month intensive fixed duration (FDE) professional development program during which the apprentice receives a combination of formal training, on-the-job learning, and mentoring in a key functional area to be equipped to compete for a Lilly position after successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Responsibility Statement

We seek a dynamic individual who will partner with research, information technology and the external academic and industry community to ensure that Lilly proprietary and external open data assets are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR). The Data Operations apprentice will aid in the inventory and documentation aspects of curating data while learning new skills in ingestion, annotation, integration, storage, security & access, and data integrity. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and execute the processes for ingestion, inventory, annotation, integration, storage, security & access, integrity, and documentation for data of interest to Lilly Research.

  • Identify, procure, and manage data of interest to Lilly that will be used as shared information for key research initiatives; including finding and learning about new resources and vetting their applicability to thetask

  • Be a strong advocate for the use of the FAIR data principles both within Research IT and across Lilly Discovery Research

  • Ensure data is delivered with full understanding and adherence to all applicable quality, privacy and information security policies.

Basic Qualifications


HS Diploma or Equivalent and 3 or more years of related or professional experience. Proven experience with Microsoft Office Products (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

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.

Additional Skills/Preferences

Desired Experience:

  • At least 1 year of college and/or associate degree in a related field.

  • Degree or experiencewithin computer scienceor information systems

  • Interest inprogramming and data engineering

  • Experience, knowledge and desire to work inPharma

  • Interest in expanding knowledge of biological/chemistry sciences and desire to learn about genetics &genomics

  • Ability to communicate and understand complex concepts in both technical and non-technicalterms

  • Basic understanding ofcloud

  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work well in a teamenvironment

  • Strong organizing/multi-tasking skills and attention to detail

  • Learning agility and self-management skills

  • Strong research and analytical skills

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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!