Lilly Research Informatics Scientist-IT in San Diego,Indianapolis, United States



Eli Lilly and Company has been dedicated to meeting the health care needs of people in the United States and around the world. We address these needs primarily by developing innovative medicines. As an integral part of our R&D investment, Lilly has recently started ramping up the creation of tools and applications to analyze and track the development of biologics with the aim of improving the health of patients worldwide. If you are interested in helping build new bioinformatics technologies and in developing career opportunities at Lilly, you are encouraged to consider this excellent opportunity at Lilly San Diego or Indianapolis

The successful candidate will join a small team of computational biologists and software engineers located in San Diego, California developing and leverage various computational tools to support cutting edge approaches for biopharmaceutical discovery and development.

This position responsible for the informatics analytics and software development to support cutting edge approaches of biopharmaceuticals discovery and development. This position is based in Lilly San Diego, collaborates with global Research IT team, support the implementation of biopharmaceutical informatics solutions across multiple Lilly sites: San Diego and Indianapolis.

The successful candidate will leverage their knowledge of biology, protein science, informatics, problem solving, analytical techniques and strong software development skills to:

  • Foster collaborations with scientists in San Diego, New York and Indianapolis to design and implement workflow automation for data manipulation.

  • Working with global biotherapeutic scientists on biopharmaceutical IT system adaption.

  • Research, investigate sequence analysis motif detection algorithm and next generation sequencing pipeline; integrate with internal pipeline.

  • Research, evaluate, implement in silico pipeline for immunogenicity prediction tool inside Lilly.

  • Apply machine learning algorithm, develop model to infer association of between sequence motifs and biophysical properties or functional activities.

Develop, support the novel informatics solutions for bioinformaticians to drive the interrogation of biopharmaceuticals data for speedy decision making

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Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Knowledge in antibody discovery, protein science and engineering is highly desired.

  • Proficient in data mining, machine learning algorithms for pattern detection and modeling.

  • Proficient in one of the programming language such as Python, Perl, R

  • Proficient in Unix/Linux OS and shell scripting

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Able to work independently to analyze customer requirements and design solutions.

  • Strong problem solving skills.

  • Agile learner and self-motivated team player.

  • Experience in Pharmaceutical company or life science industry is desired

Additional Information:

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


Research Informatics Scientist-IT

Job Category:

Information Technology

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD in computer science, bioinformatics or computational biology.

  • Experienced in bioinformatics technologies, such as sequence alignment, clustering and blasting, Splicing, Next Generation Sequencing.

Company Overview:

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 39,000 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.


San Diego,Indianapolis



State / Province:

California, Indiana


North America