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Lilly Postdoctoral Research Scientist - Inflammation/Autoimmunity/Fibrosis-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.

Are you looking to make a significant difference by contributing to the search for a cure for fibrotic diseases with limited treatment options? This role involves working with a multi-disciplinary team of scientists focused on identifying novel therapeutic strategies to address unmet medical needs pertaining to inflammatory, autoimmune, and fibrotic diseases. We are committed to developing innovative, groundbreaking therapies for the treatment of these diseases and associated complications.

We are seeking an ambitious post-doctoral scientist with strong research and communication skills to contribute to highly impactful research projects. This project will contribute to the development of a world-class drug discovery program. You will gain top industry experience, will work on innovative projects with quality science and will have a high likelihood to get them published. Expectations for this role include:

  • Support drug discovery efforts as part an inter-disciplinary team of scientists.

  • Establish cell-based assays and work with animal models to facilitate the identification and characterization of targets that play a role in targeted diseases.

  • Work closely with scientists in other functional areas aimed at establishing ways to knockdown genes in vitro and in vivo using RNA therapeutics.

  • Perform studies to understand the role of targets in the disease process and delineate the mechanism of action of therapeutics.

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

We are looking for a hardworking scientist with a good understanding of molecular and cellular biology and a strong background in the molecular mechanisms involved in diseases. This is a position for a self-directed and highly motivated individual who wants to learn new techniques while continually pursuing research and publication goals. Apply today and join our Postdoctoral community here at Lilly!

Basic Qualifications

PhD in life science related field such as Immunology, Biology, Molecular Biology, etc.

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Cell culture, transfections, cell-based assays; mRNA and protein expression analysis of targets in cells and tissues, cell/tissue localization of targets

  • Experience with siRNA mediated knockdown

  • Understanding of receptor-mediated internalization of molecules and interaction of inflammatory/immune cells and structural cells in the fibrotic process

  • Excellent communication skills and experience presenting in scientific meetings, along with a strong publication record

  • Proficiency in data analysis and reporting

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!