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Lilly Sr. Automation Engineer - Bioproduct Research & Development 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 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 Bioproduct Research and Development organization strives to deliver creative medicines to patients through the development and commercialization of insulins, monoclonal antibodies, novel therapeutic proteins, peptides, oligonucleotide therapies and gene therapy systems. This organization is a multidisciplinary group that works collaboratively with our discovery and manufacturing colleagues. Located in Indianapolis, scientists have full access to our scientific excellence and engineering capabilities.

Do you wish for a role working with top scientists using groundbreaking, state of the art technology? Are you looking to grow your career conducting key studies for drug product formulation and manufacture? If your answer is yes, then this could be the right role for you!

As an Automation Engineer in Bioproduct Research and Development, the candidate will be responsible for identifying automation opportunities, assessing available technologies, and for implementing automation technologies across different laboratory areas. The candidate must be able to thrive in a team environment while seeking to leverage use of the automation tools available. The scientist/engineer is also responsible for working collaboratively with a wide array of scientists, engineers and automation experts from many disciplines, leading / supporting organization initiatives, and providing internal influence on the use of automation in a laboratory setting.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors and/or Master degree in engineering, life sciences or related field

  • At least 3 years’ experience/ knowledge with automated systems, including programming and improving complex systems

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Familiarity with at least one programming language (such as Python, C#, Java, JavaScript, HTML), understanding in version control systems (like GitHub or GitLab) is a plus.

  • Able to independently contribute through development and optimization of automation technologies.

  • Able to oversee implementation of automation technologies with third parties through technical skills and project management principles

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

  • Experience with Biosero, Biomek, Hamilton, Scinomix, Tecan, or similar automated laboratory platforms

  • Good oral and written communication, problem-solving, and analytical skills

  • Ability to influence and educate other scientists and engineers to use automation technologies as part of implementation

  • Experience with project management including capturing project requirements and deliverables, timeline development, stakeholder management and communications

Additional Information:

  • Location-Indianapolis, IN LTC-N

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