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Lilly Associate - Protein Mass Spectrometry in San Diego, California

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:

At Lilly, we serve an outstanding purpose. We make a difference for people around the globe by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help them live longer, healthier, more active lives. Not only do we deliver breakthrough medications, but you also can count on us to develop creative solutions to support communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.

The Protein Biosciences group at the Lilly Biotechnology Center San Diego seeks a BS or MS level scientist with experience in protein mass spectrometry to join a team responsible for the expression, purification, and characterization of protein therapeutics. The primary focus of this position will be the characterization of proteins.


  • Characterization of proteins using Mass Spectrometry.

  • Maintain and troubleshoot high end Mass Spectrometry systems.

  • Maintain HPLC, high through put liquid handling and robotics systems

  • Disseminate results to project teams, transition teams, and legal groups in a clear and concise manner

  • Cross train and help with other MS techniques to characterize antibody therapeutics as needed.

  • Protein characterization using SEC, cIEF, CE-SDS other biophysical techniques such as HIC and CIC.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A Bachelors in chemistry, biochemistry or a similar field with at least two years’ post graduate experience, OR a Masters with 0 years experience.

  • Experience working with proteins and basic biochemistry.

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with protein mass spectrometry.

  • Knowledge and experience with HDXMS would be a plus.

  • Strong teammate with excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Experience with Waters mass spectrometry systems, HPLC and software would be considered advantageous.

  • Understanding of protein structure

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