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Lilly Postdoctoral Research Scientist-Immunology-FDE 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.

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the global 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.

Looking to make a significant difference by contributing to the search for next generation Autoimmune therapeutics? If so, this might be a right role for you where you will contribute to the understanding of molecular and cellular factors associated with autoimmune disease microenvironment and patient heterogeneity. Lilly Immunology is committed to developing innovative, game-changing therapies for the treatment of Autoimmune diseases. Consider joining our team today!

We are seeking an ambitious post-doctoral scientist with strong research and communication skills to contribute to high visible research projects. This work will contribute to the development of the next generation Autoimmune therapeutics and tailoring strategies. Some aspects of this role include:

  • Characterize immune checkpoint receptor expression on diverse cellular subsets in Autoimmune disease pathology setting, using multiparameter techniques such as CyTOF and CODEX.

  • Contribute to informing new target selections and future clinical trial patient selection strategies.

  • Work closely with Lilly Discovery and Translational Scientists. Have significant interaction with Therapeutic multifunctional project teams.

  • Identify areas of key need across clinical development and champion creative solutions to address those needs. Maintain external awareness and learning to benefit the organization.

  • Present findings at conferences and/or publish in high quality peer-reviewed journals.

Basic Qualifications

PhD in life science related field; Strong background in immunology or related area preferred

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Self-directed and highly motivated individual who wants to learn new techniques while continually pursuing research and publication goals.

  • Excellent communicator (oral and written) with presentation experience, along with a strong publication record.

  • Proficient in data analysis and reporting

  • Experienced with single cell techniques including flow cytometry, CyTOF, microscopy or CODEX

  • Experienced with primary Immune cell e.g. T cell in vitro assays

  • Interest in Autoimmune diseases and Translational Immunology

Additional Information

This position is not permanent. It is for a fixed duration of two years with potential to extend to 3 years and for maximum of up to 4 years.

About Eli Lilly’s Postdoctoral Scientist Program

When it comes to research and development, our goal is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that make life better for people around the world. It’s challenging, expensive and often filled with failure. But even when we fail, we advance medical science and understanding by learning more about diseases, biology and chemistry – ultimately bringing new solutions one step closer to reality.

Over the course of our history, we have shed light on some of the toughest health care problems known to man – diabetes, heart disease, infectious diseases, neuroscience disorders, cancer and more. We could not pursue this without our research and development team.

Postdoctoral scientists help us continue this pursuit. During your experience you will get:

  • Top industry research experience

  • Mentoring by some of Lilly’s top scientists

  • Laboratory and classroom training and education to further your development

  • Collaboration and networking across dozens of postdoctoral scientists and other researchers

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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!