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Lilly Research Scientist 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 outstanding 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 tackle our world’s greatest health challenges.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Development and verification / qualification / validation of biotrace methods to support API and Drug Product development and release testing.

  • Responsible for introduction of new methodologies for optimization of existing modalities or development of control strategies for new modalities.

  • Effectively guide and coordinate external work at collaboration partners.

  • Ensure appropriate documentation of analytical work and deliverables.

  • Ensure work and team activities are aligned with all relevant development quality, regulatory, HSE, GLP and GMP requirements.

  • Maintain awareness of external environment (industry and regulatory).

Minimum Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in biophysical, biochemistry, molecular/cell biology, or related field.

  • BS/MS in biophysical, biochemistry, molecular/cell biology, or related field with 12+ years of relevant pharmaceutical experience will also be considered.

Additional Preferences:

  • Experience and knowledge of one or more of the following, as appropriate: immunochemistry, biophysical/ biochemical characterization, molecular biology and bioanalytical sciences.

  • Technical experience with immunoassay (ELISA, western blotting), nucleic acid analysis (qPCR, ddPCR, NGS), and SDS-PAGE (1 and 2D analysis).

  • Capable of crafting experiments, generating data and interpreting results independently.

  • Effective problem solving and decision-making.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills, self-management, task planning and organization.

  • Experience working efficiently in an interdisciplinary team environment.

  • Experience with the drug development process, including knowledge of regulatory compliance issues.

  • Knowledge of cGMP/GLP compliance requirements.

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As a condition of employment with Eli Lilly and Company in the United States and Puerto Rico, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide valid proof of vaccination to the company.

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!