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Lilly Postdoctoral Research Scientist-RNA Novel Therapeutic Modalities-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. We make a difference for people around the globe by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help them live longer, healthier, more active lives. Not only do we deliver breakthrough medications, but you also can count on us to develop creative solutions to support communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.

Are you looking to make a significant difference by contributing to our mechanistic understanding of the argonaute (Ago) proteins and their implication on small interfering RNAs (siRNA) and small activating RNAs (saRNA) therapeutics? This may be the ideal opportunity!

We are seeking an ambitious post-doctoral scientist with strong research and communication skills to contribute to high visibility research projects. Your work will contribute to understanding molecular mechanisms governing gene silencing or activation by small RNAs and will impact development of RNA therapeutics. In this role, you will:

  • Increase our understanding of Argonaute proteins and their complexes in activating and silencing mechanisms.

  • Perform studies to assess impact of small RNA chemical composition on Ago-mediated mechanism of action

  • Work in a highly collaborative, cross-functional environment to evaluate impact of Ago-driven processes on silencing and activating behavior of small RNAs.

  • 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.

If this sounds like exciting work, apply today and join out Postdoctoral Community and Lilly family!

Basic Qualifications

PhD in biochemistry, molecular biology, or related area

Additional Skills/Preferences

If you are described with these skills, you could be a great fit for the role:

  • Experienced with protein imaging and protein complex analysis

  • Expertise in RNA biology or argonaute proteins

  • 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

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!

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