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Lilly Engineer - Small Molecule - Technical Capabilities 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.

Job Description

Lilly’s global purpose is to create medicines that make life better for people around the world. We help people get better, feel better, and live better. It’s been our purpose for more than 140 years. Within our Manufacturing and Quality organization, we strive to hire talented, diverse and committed people to achieve our mission of delivering reliable supply of these innovative medicines to patients, with safety first and quality always. We are excited to offer new opportunities to technical candidates in the areas of Science, Engineering and Analytical to support our Drug Substance manufacturing facilities worldwide. This recruiting initiative allows us to hire locally for a career opportunity in one of our US based organizations (Indianapolis or New Jersey). More detail on this focus will be provided through the interview process.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Collaborate on design and start-up of new small molecule capacity.

  • Partner with TS/MS and Quality to develop, validate, and improve processes within the small molecule network and drive continuous platform improvements.

  • Collaborate with development (e.g. Small Molecule Design and Development) to develop process operations and manufacturability of different molecules and platforms.

  • Partner with manufacturing sites (Internal and External API Manufacturing) to solve current manufacturing issues and work on long term technology solutions. Lead and support efforts to drive optimization and reliability of unit operations.

  • Support sites in continuing to build key technical capabilities for Small Molecule processing and support successful tech transfer of products.

  • Engage proactively on technology choices for major capital projects and support those projects through design oversight and technical analysis to support implementation.

  • Collaborate with other engineering disciplines (automation, mechanical, instrument) and technologists to provide & assess innovative solutions.

  • Support Due Diligence activities for the corporation as needed.

  • Provide knowledge sharing and mentoring through technical reports, presentations and direct interactions.

  • Leverage external resources to stay current in specific area of technology expertise and when necessary to complement internal resources.

Basic Requirements:

  • BS engineering with minimum 5 years of experience including design and manufacturing support in small molecule Development or Manufacturing

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • PE desired, but not required.

  • Graduate degree (MS/PhD) preferred but not required

  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Successful candidate will frequently work independently and, as such, must be a self-starter and capable of working with little direction

  • Analysis and PC skills including appropriate modeling and math capabilities

Other Information:

Indiana Based

Potential for Short term assignments as needed to support small molecule business initiatives.

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