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Lilly In Vivo Biologist 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 Diabetes Obesity and Complications Therapeutic Area (DOCTA) is focused on discovery and development of new therapeutics for the treatment of medical complications arising from type 2 diabetes. The cardiorenal team is seeking a highly skilled and motivated biologist to join the discovery research team. This role will craft experiments using animal models of cardiorenal and cardiometabolic diseases. We need a task-oriented and self-motivated biologist who can perform detailed research studies with minimal direction. This will be an opportunity to work cross-functionally within Lilly Research Laboratories and with external collaborators. If you have actively participated in heart failure drug hunting teams and served as a scientific and technical advisor to project teams, we would love for you to apply? Join the Lilly team today!

Key Objectives/Deliverables

  • Perform acute, subacute, and chronic in vivo studies in animal models of heart failure and cardiometabolic diseases.

  • Perform laboratory tasks, including animal handling, blood, urine and biopsy collection, measurement of body weight, food intake and blood pressure.

  • Perform test article formulations and administration by oral gavage and parenteral routes, including subcutaneous, intravenous, intraperitoneal, and intramuscular injection.

  • Perform small animal surgical procedures including, but not limited to, rodent catheterization and mini pump implantation.

  • Perform analysis and interpretation of data from in vivo experiments, including presentation of data in spreadsheet and graphical form with descriptive statistical analysis.

  • Maintain accurate records, conduct data analysis, and report data in written and oral formats.

  • Conduct work in full compliance with Lilly Research Policies and complete all required training activities in the timeframe specified.

  • Demonstrate pro-active and flexible behaviors and develop skills for proficiency in conducting independent research projects.

Minimum Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in biology/animal science/veterinary technology or a closely related field with at least 1-2 years of laboratory research experience.

  • Significant experience in the handling of small laboratory animals.

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Proven ability to perform in flexible, collaborative environment.

  • Ability to arrange, modify and organize methods for in vivo studies and modify procedures when warranted.

  • Willingness to work with radioisotopes, chemical, and biological hazards.

  • Oral/written communication/listening skills in English are needed.

  • Strong relationship-building and interaction skills with peers and management.

Additional Information

Flexible scheduling is a requirement. The position is full-time (40 hrs/wk), but not all regularly scheduled work hours will occur Mon-Fri from 8 AM-4:45 PM. There is a requirement to work occasionally early and/or after-hours or on weekends.

The position is governed by regulations including OSHA, AAALAC, OLAW and NRC – compliance to all applicable regulations is required.

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