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Loxo@Lilly Director, Discovery Bioinformatics in South San Francisco, 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.

We are seeking a talented and experienced scientist to join our growing Discovery Bioinformatics team, operating in an interdisciplinary and tightly integrated research community at Loxo@Lilly. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a vision with Oncology Leadership and oversee the strategy to guide computational biology efforts for target discovery in support of oncology drug development and translational research. This leadership position leads a team of diverse and talented computational scientists contributing to projects across multiple departments in Discovery, Research, and Clinical Development.

Roles and Responsibilities for the Position:

  • The successful candidate will join a dynamic team and oversee computational biology efforts at the intersection of discovery, translational, and clinical research.

  • They will lead a team, develop scientists, and help build a research strategy that leverages deep cancer biology knowledge and high-dimensional data.

  • Success critically depends on the ability to foster a team to execute and communicate the broader computational biology vision and strategy.

Required Qualifications and Preferred Background:

  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computational Biology, or similar area of study required with a minimum of 8 years of experience in computational biology, bioinformatics, and/or cancer biology

  • Demonstrated track record of strategic scientific leadership leveraging computational biology to drive discovery in the clinical and pre-clinical settings

  • Strong understanding of relevant concepts in cancer biology, drug development, and current therapeutic landscape in oncology

  • Knowledge of current best-practices for high-throughput genomics/molecular data analyses and familiarity of their underlying statistical principles

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Loxo Oncology, Inc. (Loxo) currently anticipates that the base salary for this position level could range from between $135,300 to $198,516 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.

Additional Locations for the Position:

  • South San Francisco, CA

  • Alexandria Center, NY

*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.