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Lilly Postdoctoral Research Scientist-Integrated Immunogenicity Research-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.

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. For more than 140 years, we have worked relentlessly to discover medicines that make life better. These discoveries start in Lilly Research Laboratories, where our scientists work to create new medicines that will help solve our world’s greatest health challenges.

Do you have experience or interest in immunogenicity research and want to apply that to drug discovery and the advancement of research? Check out this role and consider joining the Lilly team!

We are looking for a scientist who will make a significant difference by contributing to the pursuit of gene therapy for areas of unmet medical need. You will be working in the Integrated Immunogenicity Research Group at Eli Lilly. We are a highly collaborative cross-functional team committed to developing innovative, cutting-edge assays for the assessment of immune responses to therapeutics.

We seek an ambitious post-doctoral scientist with strong research and communication skills to contribute to high visible research projects. Your work will advance the understanding of the immunogenicity of adeno-associated virus (AAV) and contribute to the development of more effective and safe gene therapy vectors. If this describes your career interests, apply today!

In this role, you will:

  • Develop innovative and creative approaches for dissecting immune responses to AAV vectors.

  • Work in a highly collaborative and cross-functional environment with expertise in immune response to biologics.

  • Identify areas of key need across clinical development and champion creative solutions to address those needs.

  • Maintain external awareness and learning to benefit the organization.

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

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD in Immunology, Virology or related life science field; preferably with a strong background in human immunology

Additional Skills/Preferences:

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

  • Outstanding communicator (oral and written) with national and international presentation experience, along with strong publication record.

  • Proficient in data analysis and reporting (PRISM, Excel, Powerpoint, Photoshop, FlowJo, Spotfire, etc.).

  • Broad experience with immunological and molecular principles and techniques including primary cell isolation/culture, multicolor flow cytometry and cell sorting.

  • Solid experience with in vitro functional assays using mammalian immune cells.

  • Experienced with molecular biology and protein-level analysis.

  • Experience with AAV vectors, MHC-Associated Peptide Proteomics (MAPPS) assay, mass spectrometry or KNIME data analytic platform is a plus.

Additional Information:

  • This position is not permanent. It is for a fixed term position of 2 years up to a maximum of 4 years.

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