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Loxo@Lilly Principal/Senior Principal Scientist, DMPK (multiple locations) in Lincoln, Nebraska

Loxo@Lilly conducts discovery research, clinical development and regulatory affairs for oncology, with the goal of creating a pipeline of therapies that have the potential to make a meaningful difference for patients. Loxo@Lilly was created in December 2019, combining the Lilly Research Laboratories oncology organization and Loxo Oncology, which was acquired by Lilly in early 2019. The unit has team members in Louisville, CO, Indianapolis, IN, New York City, NY, South San Francisco, CA, San Diego, CA, Stamford, CT, and Madrid, Spain.

Loxo@Lilly’s Drug Discovery team has an immediate opening for an experienced drug metabolism scientist. The Loxo@Lilly team’s mission is to invent life-changing targeted therapies for cancer patient populations that are poorly treated by existing therapies. To that end, we have built a multi-disciplinary team of dedicated drug discovery scientists who are passionate about driving the science forward to create highly selective drugs for known oncogenic drivers. We are currently looking for accomplished DMPK program representative with a proven track records of success in small molecule drug discovery. The ideal candidate will be passionate about solving complex DMPK challenges and will excel at working closely with scientists across disciplines. The position requires excellent people skills, a positive can-do attitude, and the ability to thrive in a highly interactive, fast-paced, team environment.

Roles and Responsibilities for this Position:

  • Design and execute in vitro and in vivo preclinical studies to understand the pharmacokinetics (PK) and absorption, metabolism, distribution, and excretion (ADME) of new chemical entities (NCE)

  • Provide management and oversight of CROs in the conduct of in vitro and in vivo ADME studies

  • Advise medicinal chemistry teams on complex DMPK issues

  • Perform non-compartmental pharmacokinetic analysis on data

  • Review in vivo protocols and study reports

  • Collate data and present to program teams

  • Contribute to authoring and review of regulatory reports and documents

  • Maintain accurate and timely electronic lab notebook

Required Qualifications and Preferred Background:

  • BS, MS or Ph.D. in medicinal chemistry, biochemistry or related discipline

  • BS with 10+, MS with 8+ or Ph.D. with 5+ years of DMPK experience

  • Experience managing and overseeing CROs

  • Experience managing Bioanalytical and Pharmacokinetic studies strongly preferred

  • Must have pharmacokinetic modeling experience

  • Experience with bioanalysis method and assay development

  • Good written and oral presentation capabilities

Loxo Oncology, Inc. (Loxo) currently anticipates that the base salary for the Principal Scientist position level could range from between $103,200 to $151,423 and that the base salary for the Senior Principal Scientist position level could range from between $118,700 to $174,137 will depend, in part, on the successful candidate’s qualifications for the role, including education and experience. This position will also be eligible for a company bonus (depending, in part, on company and individual performance). In addition, Loxo provides a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees, including vacation, medical, dental and vision benefits; participation in a 401(k) plan; life and accidental death and disability coverage; parental leave benefits and employee discounts for certain items. The compensation described above is subject to change and could be higher or lower than the range described above. Further, Loxo reserves the right to amend, modify, or terminate its compensation and benefit programs in its sole discretion.

Available Locations for this role:

  • New York, NY

  • US Based-Remote

Physical Demands/ Travel:

The physical demands of this job are consistent with light office duties.

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Work Environment:

This position’s work environment is in an office.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

*To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the role and responsibilities satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Loxo Oncology, Inc. 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 (subject to applicable law).

Loxo Oncology, Inc. (“Loxo”) is committed to help individuals with disabilities participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process for positions at Loxo, please email for further assistance. Please note, this email address is intended for use to request an accommodation as a part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.