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Lilly Principal Research Scientist-Toxicologic Pathologist 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 tirelessly to discover medicines that make life better. These discoveries start in Lilly Research Laboratories, where our scientists work to build new medicines that will help solve our world’s greatest health challenges.

We are seeking a skilled and energetic anatomic veterinary pathologist to work in drug discovery and development. The individual selected for this position will join a hardworking group of anatomic and clinical pathologists reporting to the Director of Pathology in the Division of Toxicology and Pathology. We work collaboratively in cross-functional drug discovery and development teams within Lilly and with Lilly’s external partners to provide scientific leadership in interpreting toxicity and pharmacologic effects caused by drugs. Do you have the ability to work individually or optimally in cross-functional teams on issues related to drug discovery and development? Come join the Lilly family!

The successful candidate will have access to many specialty groups and will be expected to craft, conduct, interpret, and/or peer review the novel biomarker, clinical and morphologic pathology aspects of studies. A key expectation will be to identify and bring solution to pathology and toxicology issues affecting the discovery and development of pharmaceuticals. Frequent interaction with external business partners will be an essential role, particularly as a pathology peer reviewer. Strong communication and engagement skills to partner with an outstanding organization of scientists is also important in this role. You will help bring to bear translational and comparative medicine expertise to positively impact projects in Lilly’s portfolio.

Basic Qualifications:

  • DVM or equivalent veterinary medical degree and certification by the American College of Veterinary Pathologists (Anatomic Pathology)

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in evaluating, interpreting, and reporting GLP and non-GLP pathology data from nonclinical toxicity studies

Additional Skills and Preferences:

  • Experience in pathology peer review of data from GLP nonclinical toxicity studies

  • Experience in the interpretation and/or reporting of clinical pathology data from nonclinical toxicity studies

  • Experience in clinical pathology, ACVP board certification would be advantageous

  • Experience in the evaluation and reporting of pathology data from animal models of human disease or other types of drug discovery studies

  • Ph.D. in a field of science

  • Clear and concise oral and written communication, particularly of pathology data

  • Development of scientific and regulatory perspectives on emerging issues and excellent problem-solving skills

  • Experience working with small molecule, large molecule (biologics), peptide, oligonucleotide, gene therapy, and/or cell therapy projects

  • Ability to travel to Lilly business partners and regulatory agencies to conduct Lilly Toxicology-Pathology business

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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!