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Lilly Research Scientist-Toxicology Project Lead 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.

The Department of Nonclinical Safety Assessment within the Division of Toxicology/Pathology is searching for a Toxicology Project Leader to join our team. The successful candidate will provide scientific leadership and drug development expertise as well as represent Toxicology on drug development teams from early discovery through clinical trials to registration and beyond. This role plays an integral part in developing world-class medicines for Lilly.

Our team is a multidisciplinary group that uses basic and applied approaches to predict and evaluate the safety of new chemical and biological entities. In this key role you will be able to integrate data from toxicological studies and provide an assessment of potential physiologic/toxicologic outcomes to guide clinical investigators.

We offer mentorship and career development opportunities in a dynamic and diverse environment. Do your skills match our needs? Apply today!

Responsibilities you'll have in this role:

  • Toxicology representative on diverse scientific teams, working collaboratively across multiple functions including Chemistry, Discovery Biology, Drug Disposition, Pathology, Medical/Clinical, and Regulatory Affairs within Lilly and with external research organizations

  • Lead toxicology strategy, and design effective toxicology plans to identify issues, characterize, and address risk of toxicity for compounds moving through development.

  • High level of impact both internally and in the external research and/or regulatory environment.

  • Contribute to a group of highly engaged scientists, providing industry-leading toxicology support to development teams.

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD in Toxicology or a related field with at least 2 years of relevant experience or MS degree with 10+ years of applicable experience post education or training

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Experience in Neurology/Neurotoxicology highly desirable

  • Experience developing and coordinating nonclinical development strategies for various stages of pharmaceutical development, preparing a nonclinical safety assessment for clinicians and regulatory agencies.

  • Knowledge of global regulatory guidance (e.g. ICH and geography-specific guidance's) and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) standards

  • Diplomate, American Board of Toxicology (DABT)

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to effectively work in a team environment

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

As a condition of employment with Eli Lilly and Company and its subsidiaries in the United States and Puerto Rico, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination satisfactory to the company. If you would like to request an accommodation for medical or religious reasons, you may do so at

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!