In Vitro Display Scientist

San Diego
November 23 2016
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
If you are talented scientist interested in working for the company ranked No. 4 by Science Magazine's Top Employer Survey, read on.

The Peptide Display Group is responsible for the discovery of novel peptides for therapeutic or small molecule design applications. We are looking for someone with expertise in in vitro display technology. You will have the opportunity to apply theoretical, technical and hands-on expertise in peptide display/discovery and engineering to help evaluate, optimize and identify lead peptide molecules for clinical development.

You will play a role in advancing Lilly's discovery efforts. Some of the key responsibilities will include:
  • Support peptide discovery and engineering efforts using emerging technologies for peptide display including affinity maturation.
  • Execute peptide discovery and engineering strategies for lead optimization.
  • Run in-house processes for library construction for discovery, and perform peptide library screening and selection.
  • Independently perform complex experiments with attention to quality, details and documentation.
  • Interpret data, troubleshoot experiments and present work at both internal and external meetings.
  • Proactively interact and effectively collaborate with team members from cross-functional areas.
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in molecular biology, biochemistry or related field
  • Emphasis on antibody or peptide display/discovery with at least 5 years academic/industrial experience.
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.
Additional Skills/Preferences
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience in library construction and screening.
  • Experience with phage display and/or other discovery and molecular evolution technologies.
  • Prior work with peptide libraries, affinity maturation and antibody/protein engineering a plus.
  • Ability to work in a creative, fast-paced and productive team environment.
  • Ability to write scientific reports and publications.
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Good time management and organizational skills.
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.

Lilly credits its exceptional employees for its successes, and knows the key to ongoing achievement lies in attracting and retaining the best people. A company rich in heritage, Lilly employs individuals, conducts research and markets products worldwide. By providing for the unmet needs of our customers through a continuous stream of innovation, we will outgrow all competitors.
Lilly earns consistent and wide recognition for creating an exceptional work environment:
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•Science magazine Best Companies for Scientists™