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Lilly Research Scientist-Cellular Imaging 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 create new medicines that will help solve our world’s greatest health challenges.

The Lilly Diabetes and Complications Research organization has created a research team focused on discovery and preclinical development of novel and best-in-class therapeutics for the treatment of type 1 and type 2 diabetes and the complications associated with these diseases. We are looking for an experienced image analysis scientist who will provide technical leadership in the analysis of imaging data supporting disease understanding, drug discovery and development from preclinical through translational and early clinical research. In addition, the candidate will explore new opportunities to apply advanced microscopy, histopathology and immunohistochemistry for next generation drug research.

Do you have demonstrated experience in immunohistochemistry, florescent immunohistochemistry and in-situ hybridization? We want you on our team. Apply today!


  • Work closely with multiple discovery scientists in the development and validation of imaging biomarkers to support pre-clinical drug discovery and early drug development.

  • Provide consistent in-house analysis across the diabetes programs

  • Enable in-house quality control and oversight of imaging data

  • Work with Lilly Information Technology to evaluate and incorporate software tools that enhance image analysis capabilities

  • Support platforms/multigenerational programs by applying learning from image data to improve analysis methods and endpoints for future studies

  • Prepare and present documentation of imaging and/or study results to corporate committees, regulatory agencies, and outside audiences

  • Publish results of research projects and clinical trials as appropriate.

  • Contribute to study design and writing protocols and fit-for-purpose analysis plans

  • Support microscopy studies with image analysis using multiple platforms

  • Support histopathology studies by facilitating outsourcing / insourcing of histological processing and staining

  • Support adequate interpretation of results and contribute to final reports for studies

  • Attend scientific symposia as well as technical workshops in order to maintain knowledge of state-of-the art technologies

Basic Qualifications

Ph.D. in Cell Biology or related field or M.Sc. with at least 5 or more years experience that includes histopathology, microscopy and image analysis

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Development experience in custom-made design and implementation of image analysis algorithms to suit specific or novel needs. Specific experience with coding Visiopharm imaging analysis is highly desired.

  • Experience generating and analyzing whole slide images

  • Experience managing collaborations and outsourcing with CRO, academic and other industry partners

  • Experience contributing to regulatory documentation

  • Detailed strong research background in application and analysis of preclinical/clinical imaging/microscopy

  • Understanding of diabetes biology and diabetes animal models with ability to interpret imaging data to help drive understanding of disease modification

  • IHC and pathology study planning, outsourcing

  • Advanced imaging data analysis and interpretation (i.e. 3D image analysis).

  • Demonstrated ability to work on cross-functional teams and projects

  • Strong communication skills and experience presenting data in a team environment

  • Publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals

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