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Lilly Research Scientist-Modeling and Simulation 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. We make a difference for people around the global 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.

For more than a century, Eli Lilly and Company has been committed to making life better for our patients and communities. At Lilly, we continuously focus on new and innovative ways to fulfill our extraordinary purpose. Our goal is to add to our diverse team of scientists a teammate passionate about improving the lives of people around the globe. Passion, curiosity, creativity, and persistence are qualities of our research teams. We strive to affect change and deliver results. Do you have the scientific and technical expertise to influence and apply model-informed drug discovery and development? We need you on our team!


This is an exciting role responsible for applying quantitative models to the discovery and development of therapeutic drug candidates. We are seeking a modeling and simulation scientist to contribute in a collaborative environment as we use diverse analytical and computational tools to characterize factors influencing the pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of a diverse range of therapeutic modalities.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Function as a project leader in a multidisciplinary team environment

  • Integrate pharmacokinetics and PK/PD with discovery biology to define structure activity relationships guiding engineering strategies and optimization of therapeutics

  • Design, conduct, analyze and interpret PK/PD studies

  • Communicate scientific data, both internally and in the scientific community

Basic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics or a related field

  • Experience in PK/PD or PBPK modeling preferred

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Understanding of how to apply mathematical models to drug discovery/development

  • Experience using relevant software such as WinNonlin, NONMEM, R, SimCYP or MATLAB

  • Industry (pharma, biotech, CRO, etc.) experience with PK/PD or PBPK modeling

  • Understanding of bioanalytical and in vitro assays used in drug development

  • Prior experience working in an interdisciplinary team.

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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!