Lilly Jobs

Job Information

Lilly Formulated/Drug Product Development Engineer 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 pharmaceutical industry is a complex, constantly evolving environment, and we are looking for highly capable and adaptable team members to help us continue bringing innovation to patients.

Lilly’s Synthetic Molecule Design and Development (SMDD) organization engages in design and development activities for small molecules, peptides, and oligonucleotides from pre-clinical phases through commercialization for drug substances and drug products. Our scientists develop technical and business solutions using their deep technical expertise to speed testing of clinical hypotheses and accelerate drug development. SMDD excels in these areas by placing innovation at the heart of what we do. Our innovation engine is driven by an array of diverse talents and cultures brought together in state of the art laboratory and open concept facilities which foster collaboration and teamwork.

Lilly is seeking outstanding candidates to work in the SMDD process development group with primary focus on solid oral drug product development. SMDD is an industry leader in continuous drug product manufacturing, and we are excited to continue to advance our cutting-edge process technologies to deliver medicine to the patients we serve. The position presents an opportunity to work within a team environment consisting of drug substance engineers, analytical chemists, and formulation scientists to advance the portfolio from early clinical development through commercialization.

The responsibilities for this role include:

  • Experience or interest in the development of formulated products, with a preference towards solid formulated products.

  • Develop manufacturing technologies and processes for synthetic molecule drug products.

  • Design and execute laboratory experimentation.

  • Engage in generating creative solutions for improving existing processes and the creation of novel ones.

  • Transfer process technical information to internal and external manufacturing sites. Provide technical mentorship to external collaboration partners for laboratory and manufacturing activities.

  • Authors and maintains documentation such as laboratory notebooks and technical reports.

  • Apply fundamental engineering and business principles to design and characterize manufacturing processes. Use engineering modeling tools to characterize unit operations and processes.

  • Develop effective and efficient process and equipment flow strategies, ensuring process / equipment is selected which is suitable and appropriate for its intended use, given the specific needs of the product.

  • Champion awareness of new technology and best practices. Propose, rationalize, evaluate, and implement new equipment, processing techniques, and technologies. Build opportunities to use technology to improve safety, quality, and efficiency, both in development and manufacturing.

  • Publish/share original research externally (peer-reviewed articles and conferences).

Minimum Requirements:

  • BS or MS degree in chemical engineering, pharmaceutical sciences, or related fields.

  • Experience with formulated products.

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Strong technical skills with experience as a hands-on technical contributor in a laboratory and or pilot plant environment.

  • Demonstrated problem solving skills.

  • Good communication skills and demonstrated collaborative abilities in a team environment.

  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to prioritize multiple activities and handle ambiguity.

Additional Information:

  • Location: Indianapolis, IN.

  • Travel 0 to 10%.

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!