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Lilly Associate Scientist-Bioanalytical and Biomarker Development Prevail in United States

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.

Position Summary

As an Associate Scientist, you will support in identification and development of novel biomarkers for neurodegenerative disorders. The research assistant will work on development, qualification and validation of various bioanalytical assays. The ideal candidate should have a passion for science, should be able to work independently in a dynamic fast paced environment with a cohesive team and have strong organization and communication skills.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work on development, optimization, qualification and validation of bioanalytical assays to support biomarker identification and discovery efforts, using quantitative and semi-quantitative platforms such as ELISA, MSD, automated Western, qPCR, RT-qPCR, ELISPOT etc.

  • Support sample analysis from in vitro and in vivo studies.

  • Execute experiments involving different immunological assays and molecular biology techniques.

  • Critically analyze and interpret the data generated.

  • Effectively communicate the findings in meetings and collaborate with scientists working on multiple programs.

  • Help in shipment coordination, receiving packages and manage sample inventory.

  • Help in organization of samples, animal tissues and equipment maintenance and other laboratory tasks.

  • Train new lab members in use of equipment, laboratory procedures as needed.


  • Bachelors with 2+ years or Masters with 1+ years of work experience in academia/industry. (Scientific discipline such as Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, Immunology desired)

Additional Preferences

  • Excellent Record keeping skills using electronic notebooks.

  • Should be able to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Team player, with strong organizational, time management, interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Ability to think critically and creatively in a fast-paced, highly collaborative scientific environment.

  • Hands on experience performing one or more biochemical/ immunological assays mentioned above and knowledge of basic techniques in molecular biology is required.

  • Experience in assay development is desirable.

  • Industry experience and familiarity with following SOPs and FDA guidance in analytical development, qualification and validation is preferred.

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