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Lilly Undergrad Manufacturing Science- Intern to Full Time in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

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.


Scientists at Lilly are responsible for:

  • Ensuring reliability of our manufacturing and utility systems

  • Searching for and implementing continuous improvements

  • Maintaining our facilities and processes in a state of compliance with US and global regulations

  • Managing capital projects

  • Designing and developing drug delivery systems

The positions are entry level scientist positions in the Tech Services Manufacturing Sciences (TSMS) or Quality organizations and will be in areas including science and technology, direct process support as well as analytical laboratory support. The positions expose employees to the technology, science, and regulatory requirements for making commercialized life-saving medicine in therapeutic areas including: diabetes, oncology, endocrinology, and animal health.

Scientists actively contribute to the TSMS and Quality organizations, building a comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, and the role scientists play in creating solutions for Eli Lilly and Company. Scientists interact with other engineering, manufacturing, development, and other science professionals.

Quality Assurance: Develops and audit systems to ensure quality of medicine is achieved every time. Expert on production science and compliance to solve manufacturing challenges and support technological improvements.

Quality Control: Performs critical analytical testing to confirm consistent product quality. Evaluates and Investigates testing results, as well as, develops expertise to improve testing methods.

Technical Services Manufacturing Science: Oversees and develops scientific knowledge of the processes for making medicine. Analyzes data and performs routine data monitoring to lead process improvements and identify trends.

Project opportunities are available in, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Dry Products (tablets)

  • Parenteral Products

  • Bulk processing (small and large molecule)

  • Small Molecule Design & Development

Key Objectives/Deliverables

  • Provide a practical real-life solution to a manufacturing business related technical project

  • Understand the scientific principles required for manufacturing pharmaceutical substances, including the interaction of the chemistry and equipment.

  • Provide technical support to non-routine (e.g. deviation) investigations.

  • Be capable of preparing relevant technical documents, such as Reports, Change Controls, Regulatory submissions, Deviations, Protocols, etc.

  • Utilize the principles of Good Laboratory Practices/Good Manufacturing Practices and principles to analyze process intermediates, active pharma ingredients, and drug product in a Quality Control Lab (QCL) using analytical techniques such as: wet chemistry, HPLC, ICP, AA, Titration, and/or Microbiological Assays.

  • Actively run a technical improvement agenda within area of responsibility to drive process improvement

  • Monitor and appropriately react to established statistically based metrics in real-time to assess process variability and capability.

  • Work within cross-functional teams in a positive fashion to implement TSMS or Quality objectives and deliver on business plan and quality objectives.

Basic Qualifications


  • Successful completion of Lilly internship program.

  • Currently attending college and completion of a BS or MS scientific discipline degree by August 2023

Additional Skills/Preferences

Desired Experience:

  • Analysis/problem assessment skills, communication (oral and written) skills, information monitoring skills, quality orientation, and teamwork/interpersonal skills

  • Previous internship experience within the pharmaceutical industry

Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

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 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).

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!