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Lilly Molecular Biologist 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.

Our Biotechnology Discovery Research team is looking for a hardworking scientist with strong research and communication skills to contribute to our team. If you are a scientist experienced in molecular biology with an interest in learning phage display platform, which should include library construction, selection, and hit characterization, apply today! This work will contribute to the development of new capabilities to broadly expand the target space for peptide and antibody discovery.

We are an innovative, robust, cross-functional, very collaborative, and high paced team responsible for establishing novel drug discovery platforms at Lilly San Diego. Your responsibility will include design and execution of molecular biology techniques and phage, mRNA, or yeast library selections that should result in discovery of clinical drug candidates. Another responsibility of this role will include evolving the current display/panning practices towards innovative functional-based selection processes. Are you results-oriented, imaginative, organized, focused, and able to work as part of a high-performing team? Apply today!

Basic Requirements:

Bachelor degree in biochemistry, biotechnology, or a related subject with a minimum of 2 years of laboratory experience

Additional Skills:

  • Proficient in flow cytometry and molecular biology

  • Track record of innovation behavior, scientific curiosity, and desire to learn and implement new technologies and platforms

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills

  • Being a great teammate is a must

  • Capable of establishing and validating cell-based assays

  • Experience with mRNA display

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. If you would like to request an accommodation for medical or religious reasons, you may do so at

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!