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Loxo@Lilly Scientist/Senior Scientist, Cell Biology, Bioassay in San Diego, California

Loxo@Lilly conducts discovery research, clinical development and regulatory affairs for oncology, with the goal of creating a pipeline of therapies that have the potential to make a meaningful difference for patients. Loxo@Lilly was created in December 2019, combining the Lilly Research Laboratories oncology organization and Loxo Oncology, which was acquired by Lilly in early 2019. The unit has team members in Louisville, CO, Indianapolis, IN, New York City, NY, South San Francisco, CA, San Diego, CA, Stamford, CT, and Madrid, Spain.

The Scientist /Senior Scientist, Cell Biology will be responsible for identifying, developing, and performing robust, reproducible cell assays to support drug discovery and development in a team environment. The Scientist /Senior Scientist, Cell Biology will provide hands-on compound testing to support the small molecule drug discovery oncology pipeline. This position will be responsible for characterizing the effects of small molecule compounds on specific protein targets in cells using multiple plate-based assay formats examples include HTRF, AlphaLISA®, Mesoscale, and proliferation. A strong background in experimental curve-fitting, statistics, and assay optimization and execution is required.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Position:

  • Cell Culture Expertise

  • Develop robust cell-based assays

  • Design, execute, and trouble-shoot experiments

  • Experience in the following assay formats: HTRF, AlphaLISA®, Mesoscale, and Chemiluminescence

  • CRISPR and Cloning experience is a plus

  • Perform comprehensive data analysis

  • Communicate experimental findings to team members

  • Operate, implement, and troubleshoot laboratory automation

  • Actively engaged in advancing drug discovery programs

  • This is a “hands-on” laboratory, based position

Required Qualifications and Preferred Background:

  • BS/MS/Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry, or related fields

  • Ph.D. with >2 years’ experience in industry or academia, or BS or MS with >5 years industrial experience

  • Experience culturing cells and performing cell assays in biotech or a pharma environment

  • A scientific foundation in the understanding and implementation of a wide range of cell-based screening assays and readouts

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills including experimental documentation

  • Works well with team members across functional areas

  • Continual learner who works independently and possesses a can-do attitude

  • Good and thoughtful listener

  • Ability to multi-task and shift priorities rapidly to meet tight deadlines

  • Highly organized with exceptional attention to detail.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and applications

Loxo Oncology, Inc. (Loxo) currently anticipates that the base salary for the Scientist level position could range from between $78,000 to $114,498 and the Senior Scientist level position could range from between $89,750 to $131,672 and will depend, in part, on the successful candidate’s qualifications for the role, including education and experience. This position will also be eligible for a company bonus (depending, in part, on company and individual performance). In addition, Loxo provides a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees, including vacation, medical, dental and vision benefits; participation in a 401(k) plan; life and accidental death and disability coverage; parental leave benefits and employee discounts for certain items. The compensation described above is subject to change and could be higher or lower than the range described above. Further, Loxo reserves the right to amend, modify, or terminate its compensation and benefit programs in its sole discretion.

Physical Demands/ Travel:

The physical demands of this job are consistent with a lab.

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

Work Environment:

This position’s work environment is in a lab.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

*To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the role and responsibilities satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Loxo Oncology, Inc. 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).

Loxo Oncology, Inc. (“Loxo”) is committed to help individuals with disabilities participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to participate in the application process for positions at Loxo, please email for further assistance. Please note, this email address is intended for use to request an accommodation as a part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.