Research Scientist-Cellular/Molecular Immunology

San Diego
October 05 2017
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
The immunology research group at Lilly's Biotechnology Center in San Diego seeks a Ph.D or Ph.D/M.D level scientist with deep immunology knowledge and drug discovery experience, with a track-record of publication in peer-reviewed journals. You will be part of a team responsible for developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases and will also be involved in the selection and advancement of targets, biomarkers and mechanism of action of relevant pipeline compounds. You should be a highly motivated team player, passionate about scientific research and drug discovery, with a broad knowledge of immunology particularly in immune tolerance. Extensive research and drug discovery experience in the field of regulatory T cells is preferred to drive and support preclinical and clinical development of the broader Lilly immunology portfolio.

  • Utilize cutting-edge knowledge and assays to design and execute experiments that identify and validate targets for our interested disease portfolio
  • Collaborate within and outside Lilly to deliver novel, differentiating drug candidates into clinical development, understand their mechanism of action, biomarkers and patient tailoring
  • Remain tightly connected to the external academic and biopharma communities to source ideas, collaborations and technologies to drive novel medicine discovery
  • Serve as a source of state-of-the-art scientific knowledge in the field of immune tolerance especially related to regulatory T cells; exert influence on research direction and drug target selection
  • Record, analyze and communicate scientific ideas and data to governance committees, managers and project teams with clear interpretation of hypotheses and results
Key Objectives/Deliverables:
  • Recognized as a scientific expert in immunology, inflammation and autoimmune disease especially in immune tolerance with deep knowledge of regulatory T cells
  • Has deep expertise in working with primary human/rodent tissue/cells, in vivo pharmacology with various autoimmune/inflammatory disease models
  • Knowledge and experience in investigating immune cellular interactions and receptor signaling/function for cell-cell interactions and immune responses
  • Has a truly innovative mind that lends to the development of solutions to complicated and complex problems
  • Ability to appraise scientific literature and identify and validate potential targets and impact practical and strategic approaches to research and projects

Basic Qualifications
  • Ph.D or Ph.D./MD in immunology or related field
  • Industry experience preferred.
Additional Skills/Preferences
  • Expertise in cellular/molecular immunology of human and animal immune system, particularly in immune tolerance with deep knowledge of regulatory T cells
  • Knowledge of pharmacology with experience of various autoimmune and inflammatory disease models
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and collaboration/team spirit
  • Track record of scientific success demonstrated by authorship on publications in excellent journals, and/ or patents
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.

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