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Lilly Research Scientist/Senior Research Scientist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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.

Organization Overview:

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 www.avidrp.com .

Responsibilities:

The Research Scientist/Senior Research Scientist is a member of the Radiochemistry and Radiopharmaceutical Development team and is expected to collaboratively contribute to internal research efforts and team goals. Responsibilities include developing radiochemistry processes, providing research radiolabelled compound in support of lead discovery programs and developing phase appropriate (e.g., eIND, IND, MA) radiopharmaceutical manufacturing processes.

  • Develop radiochemistry processes to enable the radiosynthesis of the compounds for use in internal/external lead discovery programs.

  • Produce research or development radiopharmaceutical batches in accordance with cGXPs as needed.

  • Develop analytical testing method to characterize research radiopharmaceutical batches.

  • Develop and generate applicable Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and technical reports.

  • Train contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) on Avid manufacturing processes, and if needed, adapt CMO setups to accommodate Avid manufacturing processes.

  • Provide technical manufacturing support to CMOs.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in chemistry or related STEM field with minimum of 3 years of experience in research and/or development or Ph.D. degree in chemistry or related STEM field.

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Proven ability to work independently in a highly focused manner while working on multiple priorities

  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

  • Proven track record on working in a collaborative environment

  • Proven record of exploring and championing innovative solutions

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Working and rudimentary maintenance knowledge of HPLC and related analytical techniques such as LC/MS, and NMR is required

  • Proficient in working with radiosynthesizer is desirable

  • Experience in working in relevant disruptive technologies (e.g., automation, 3D printing, robotics, AI/ML) is desirable

  • Basic knowledge of databases, programming and experience in software developing a plus

  • Ability to lift up/move radioactive material shielding of up to 50 pounds

  • Experience with pharmaceutical cGxPs, ICH, FDA guidelines is desirable

Additional Information:

  • Ability to travel as needed (approximately 20%)

  • This is an on-site position based in our office in Philadelphia, PA

  • 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

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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.

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!

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