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Lilly In Vivo Technician- Immunology 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.

Lilly Immunology Discovery is dedicated to identifying novel therapeutics to treat the myriad of autoimmune diseases impacting patients around the globe. We are currently seeking a motivated biologist to work as an integral part in our immunology in vivo pharmacology group. The main responsibility of this group is to develop and validate disease models of inflammation and autoimmunity for the interrogation of novel therapeutics. Located at the Lilly Biotechnology Center in San Diego, our pharmacology group supports projects directed both in San Diego and our Corporate Center in Indianapolis.

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This position requires prior experience in the handling of small animal models and conducting in vivo efficacy studies according to study protocols. The candidate will contribute to all aspects of the in-life portions of studies and be involved in post study sample processing and performing in vitro assays of study tissue samples. The applicant should be passionate about working in a team environment as the position must work in unity with other members of the pharmacology group and interact with various immunology members.

  • Support all facets of performing in vivo experiments within the pharmacology team.

  • Organize data and present findings at team meetings.

Minimum Requirements:

High school degree or GED with at least 1 year of applicable experience in a lab environment; in vivo experience preferred.

Additional Preferences:

  • Skilled in dose formulation, animal handling, dosing (PO, IP, SC, ID, IV), blood collection, small animal surgery, and tissue collection/processing

  • Experienced using Excel

  • Diligent record keeping

  • Ability to learn basic in vitro techniques such as ELISA based analysis platforms

  • Experience with cell culture techniques

  • Familiarity with FACS analysis and FloJo

  • Experience with molecular biology (e.g. RNA isolation, RT-PCR)

  • Ability to design, analyze, graph, and interpret study results

  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills.

  • Experience with immunohistochemistry

Additional Information:

  • This position will require occasional weekend work

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