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Lilly Principal Imaging Scientist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Type of Employment:

Full-Time Employment - FTE


Position Overview:

As a core member of the Imaging Research and Development team at Avid, the Imaging Scientist will provide scientific innovation for the design and implementation of analysis methodologies for molecular imaging biomarkers in all phases of clinical development. They will leverage expertise in PET image analysis, processing, and modeling and work cross-functionally within Avid and the broader Lilly team, as well as with imaging collaborators within the scientific community to advance clinical imaging research.


  • Provide strategic and technical expertise on the development, implementation and quantitative evaluation of imaging biomarker analysis techniques in all phases of clinical development

  • Partner collaboratively with internal research and clinical (medical, operations, statistics, regulatory) teams as well as external CROs to support the validation of imaging biomarkers and their application in therapeutic development

  • Follow ethical and scientific quality standards to ensure reliable evaluation of large imaging datasets

  • Ensure consistent use of study tools and training materials and compliance with standard processes, policies and procedures

  • Demonstrate a commitment to developing around Avid's core competencies: cultivates innovation, drives engagement, ensures accountability, plans and aligns, nimble learning, and manages complexity

  • Other duties as assigned

Basic Qualificiations:

  • Ph.D. in biomedical engineering or related fields or M.D. with relevant experience

  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in medical image analysis using common modalities (PET, MRI, CT)

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Experience in neuroscience and/ or oncology preferred.

  • Direct experience supporting clinical trials in pharmaceutical or CRO settings

  • Knowledge of medical imaging physics, procedures and acquisition protocols

  • Familiarity with image processing toolkits and programming skills to develop image processing and data analysis techniques

  • Understanding of state-of-the-art technologies including the integration of artificial intelligence with imaging

  • Proven analytical and critical thinking skills

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver results to appropriate quality and timeline metrics

  • Clear written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated teamwork

Additional Information:

  • Ability to travel 10-15%

  • 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.

Company Overview:

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 39,000 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.

Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Avid RP), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company, is a molecular imaging company developing diagnostics and biomarkers that improve global health by accelerating the development of new medicines and enabling a tailored approach to healthcare. For more information, visit

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Region: North America

City: Philadelphia

State: Pennsylvania

Country: USA

Location Details:

Req Id: 49600BR