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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.

Bioproduct Analytical Development has an exciting opportunity for an analytical chemist to join our control strategy development group! You will be part of a diverse team of analytical chemists, pharmaceutical scientists, and cell culture and purifications engineers delivering product and process understanding across a broad range of platforms. Top candidates for this position will be able to:

  • Lead analytical method and control strategy development for medium- and large-molecule projects, including oligonucleotides and other forms of gene therapy, therapeutic recombinant proteins, synthetic/pegylated peptide/proteins, and/or monoclonal antibodies.

  • Lead the development and implementation of drug substance and drug product release testing and stability strategies to support clinical trials and commercial product registration

  • Responsible for evaluating and/or implementing new analytical technologies/methods to advance Lilly's current analytical capabilities for bioproduct testing.

  • Engage with scientists across Eli Lilly’s Development and Manufacturing organizations to develop robust control strategies

  • Understand external regulatory requirements (USP, ICH, EMA etc.).

  • Identify and exploit new scientific concepts, strong problem-solving skills, and be self-motivated to contribute across multiple projects.

  • Strong written and verbal communication to speak to both technical and business-related implications of your work.

  • May supervise other B.S./M.S. analytical scientists supporting bioproduct analytical development.

Basic Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemistry

  • Candidates with a BS/MS and 8+ years of relevant experience will also be considered

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Pharmaceutical experience is preferred

  • Experience with chromatographic separations, capillary electrophoresis, spectroscopic methods and methods for the analysis of oligonucleotides, proteins, peptides and monoclonal antibodies.

  • Demonstration of scientific and people leadership skills.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Must be able to work efficiently in an interdisciplinary team environment

  • Ability to balance multiple activities, prioritize and handle ambiguity

Additional Information:

  • Occasional travel

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