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Lilly Research Advisor-Translational Immunology 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 39,000 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.

Organization Overview:

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. For more than 140 years, we have worked diligently 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.

Position Description:

We are in a time of great opportunity to give back to our communities in profound ways. The Lilly Immunology team is well poised to further contribute to the health and well-being of our communities. We are looking to add to the scientific capabilities of our team. This role will provide the Immunology Team with expertise in Translational Immunology in Autoimmune diseases, in addition to supporting and providing scientific leadership to internal Immunology Drug Discovery and Development programs and represent Lilly Immunology in external collaborations. Our mission is to identify mechanism-relevant biomarkers for assets in Lilly’s immunology pipeline and develop drug tailoring hypotheses in various autoimmune diseases that can be implemented in clinical trials. The position offers an outstanding opportunity to impact the development and success of Lilly’s therapies to the most suitable patients suffering from autoimmune disease. Do you have a passion for innovation and leadership? Consider joining our diverse team here at Lilly to contribute to the improved health of patients around the globe.


  • Define and execute Translational strategies to enable Lilly’s clinical immunology portfolio.

  • Establish and maintain a laboratory that leads and/or supports Translational Immunology projects.

  • Initiate and drive publication of research findings for disclosure at conferences and in journals.

  • Play a key role in all Translational Immunology activities through active collaboration with program teams at various stages of clinical development.

  • Protocol and regulatory support for the biomarker portion of Immunology clinical programs.

  • Support discovery efforts by identifying and enabling novel targets/pathways through collection and analysis of human bio-samples (bedside-to-bench).

  • Represent Lilly Translational Immunology in collaborations with external partners and help in establishing new partnerships with academic or biotech/pharma partners.

  • Maintain vigilance on all aspects of Translational Immunology, including developments in Precision Medicine, novel approaches or technologies, companion diagnostics, etc.

  • Provide strategic input on future Lilly Immunology investment prospects.

  • Actively coach, mentor and develop other scientists.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or M.D. in Immunology or related life science field

  • At least 6 or more years of relevant pharmaceutical, biotech industry, or drug development experience, ideally supporting clinical programs with Translational Immunology

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Demonstrated experience leading and managing diverse multi-disciplinary teams.

  • Direct experience with external academic, CRO, and biotech/pharma partnerships.

  • Demonstrated communication, interpersonal, and team building skills.

  • Experience with high-content data and familiarity with computational methodologies.

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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!