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Lilly Postdoctoral Research Scientist-Diabetes and Metabolism-FDE 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.

Lilly Diabetes at Eli Lilly and Company is committed to developing innovative, groundbreaking therapies for the treatment of type 2 diabetes (T2DM). We are looking for a highly motivated scientist to work with the Lilly Diabetes, Cardiometabolic & Renal Team to work on novel medicines to treat diabetes and heart failure.

We are seeking an ambitious post-doctoral scientist with strong research and communication skills to contribute to a high visible research project. Your work will contribute to the mechanistic understanding by which novel agents that modulate heart and muscle metabolism improve insulin sensitivity and drive weight loss. Are you looking for an exciting research opportunity? Apply today!

  • Conduct mechanistic studies focused on heart and skeletal muscle.

  • Conduct in vivo pharmacological and metabolic studies focused on muscle atrophy, mitochondrial function, energy expenditure and insulin sensitivity.

  • Develop novel transgenic mouse models associated with metabolic disease.

  • Work closely with scientists across the preclinical and clinical diabetes team.

  • Collaborate with key opinion leaders in the metabolic disease field.

  • Present findings at international conferences and publish in high quality peer-reviewed journals.

Basic Qualifications

PhD in life science or biomedical sciences, or a related field.

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Self-directed and highly motivated individual who wants to learn new techniques while continually pursuing research and publication goals.

  • Excellent communicator (oral and written) with presentation experience, along with a strong publication record.

  • Proficient in data analysis and reporting.

  • Good problem-solving skills, capacity to conduct research independently, and ability to work effectively in a team.

  • Experience will cellular and molecular biology techniques.

  • Experience conducting both in vitro and in vivo metabolic studies.

  • Experienced with preclinical models of obesity and T2DM.

  • Experienced with muscle cell lines and primary muscle culture systems.

  • Experienced with biochemical assays and ELISAs.

Additional Information

  • This position is not permanent. It is for a fixed duration of two years with potential to extend to 3 years and for maximum of up to 4 years.

About Eli Lilly’s Postdoctoral Scientist Program

When it comes to research and development, our goal is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that make life better for people around the world. It’s challenging, expensive and often filled with failure. But even when we fail, we advance medical science and understanding by learning more about diseases, biology and chemistry – ultimately bringing new solutions one step closer to reality.

Over the course of our history, we have shed light on some of the toughest health care problems known to man – diabetes, heart disease, infectious diseases, neuroscience disorders, cancer and more. We could not pursue this without our research and development team.

Postdoctoral scientists help us continue this pursuit. During your experience you will get:

  • Top industry research experience

  • Mentoring by some of Lilly’s top scientists

  • Laboratory and classroom training and education to further your development

  • Collaboration and networking across dozens of postdoctoral scientists and other researchers

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 and its subsidiaries in the United States and Puerto Rico, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination satisfactory to the company. If you would like to request an accommodation for medical or religious reasons, you may do so at

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!