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Lilly Postdoctoral Research Scientist-Mass Spectrometry 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 difference by contributing to a new platform for biotherapeutic molecules? Our efforts help solve unmet medical need across a wide range of disease areas, such as diabetes, neurodegeneration, and cancer.

We are seeking a results oriented postdoctoral scientist with strong research and communication skills to contribute to high visible research projects! Your work will contribute to the development of analytical methods for characterizing antibody-oligonucleotide bioconjugates. This role will be embedded in our Medicines Innovation Hub (MIH), which serves as leading-edge scientific unit working across all disease areas to identify and develop quality targets, hits, leads, and drug candidates. The individual will have opportunity to collaborate across several analytical groups. In this role, you will:

  • Establish novel analytical methods to characterize antibody-oligonucleotide conjugates to build a new analytic platform.

  • Maximize cutting-edge mass spectrometry techniques to support the research and development of new modalities.

  • Study the mechanism of instability of antibody-oligonucleotide conjugates to provide guidance for various projects.

  • Maintain external awareness and learning to benefit the organization

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

The ideal candidate will be a multidisciplinary scientist with confirmed and established mass spectrometry and analytical chemistry experience on antibody, oligonucleotide, or conjugates.

Basic Qualifications

  • PhD in life science 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.

  • Working experience of bioanalytical methods and antibody conjugation & characterization techniques.

  • Proficient in mass spectrometry data analysis and reporting (Waters software, Thermo software for data analysis, Excel, PowerPoint)

  • Experienced with mass spectrometer from different vendors.

  • Experienced with separation methods such as LC, SEC, etc.

  • Subcellular trafficking research experience desirable but not necessary

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

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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!