Lilly Research Advisor - ADME in Indianapolis, Indiana
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We are growing! Lilly is on the forefront of ground breaking research and has established the Lilly Institute of New Genetics Medicine. The Biotechnology Research/ADME-PK group is looking for scientists interested in pioneering novel drug modalities to join us in this effort. We seek dynamic, energetic, collaborative scientists to work on life-changing therapies for patients involving novel complex molecules including DNA and RNA-based technologies. You will have the opportunity to engage with diverse teams in a ‘biotech-like’ manner within the walls of Lilly where innovative ways of thinking are essential to advance these innovative platforms. To meet this changing environment, we are expanding our teams in Indianapolis and Boston to enable strong cross functional teamwork.
The Biotechnology Research/ADME group is responsible for evaluating the preclinical pharmacokinetics and disposition of complex molecules including gene therapies, siRNA, therapeutic proteins/peptides and monoclonal antibodies. Our diverse team collaborates with toxicology, discovery biology, protein engineering and multiple therapeutic areas to help identify and characterize optimal therapeutic candidates to advance through clinical testing. The group is growing capabilities in analytical, cell biology and PK/PD to more fully characterize factors influencing the absorption and disposition of biologic therapeutics, so we are looking for candidates with diverse skills including experience in molecular biology, siRNA, immunochemistry, gene editing, and clinical development.
Responsibilities in this role:
Individual scientific contributor to function as an ADME subject matter authority in multidisciplinary team environments with primary responsibility for the early preclinical development of innovative molecules (siRNA, antibodies, fusion proteins, drug conjugates)
Integrate pharmacokinetics and PK/PD with discovery biology to define structure activity relationships to guide engineering strategies and help optimize development of protein and genetic therapeutics
Interact across groups, including other departments, regulatory agencies, and functional teams within drug disposition
Responsible for the design, conduct, interpretation and reporting of study results
Contribute to strategic workflows to streamline molecule selection and evaluation
Experienced with ADME development phase support, including preparation of regulatory briefing documents, IND, investigator brochures, non-clinical and clinical study protocols, and study reporting.
Do you have demonstrated ability to identify scientific issues and solve problems, both individually and with partners in functional groups? We would love to have you on our team! Apply today and join the Lilly family!
Ph.D. in Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or a related field with 2+ years of experience in the discovery and development of biological-therapeutics.
Industry (Pharma/Biotech) experience in the preclinical evaluation of biologics and/or hybrid modalities
Experience working with oligonucleotide-based therapeutics
Experience contributing in an interdisciplinary team and working in a matrixed work environment
Strong scientific and analytical skills.
An understanding and/or experience with immunoassay and/or LC/MS bioanalytical methodology
Demonstrated ability to multitask efficiently, prioritize quickly and bring projects to conclusion.
Have a track record of leadership of scientific rigor and excellence.
Excellent oral and written skills.
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