Advisor-Clinical Technology Innovation

March 01 2018
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
As an Advisor-External Innovation in the Clinical Information and Process Automation (CIPA) organization, you will be accountable for the evaluation of external innovation technology opportunities as aligned to the Clinical Development Automation strategy components within the CDO and in the development of pilots for those opportunities selected based on the strategy. You will serve as the key entry point for initial evaluation of these opportunities and bring recommendations to CIPA leadership, IT, Corporate Business Development- Search and Evaluate, and the business to ensure appropriate consideration of opportunities. Maintaining an external focus through industry peer groups, conferences, etc. for keeping a pulse on the opportunities for automation in the clinical development space and for articulating CDO needs to external parties, VC is particularly important in this role. For those opportunities the CDO chooses to engage in, you will work with the process owners, the business, IT, quality and procurement to determine needed pilots and oversee these pilots as appropriate. Finally, bringing successfully piloted opportunities to scale will be imperative. Other responsibilities include:
  • Technical Assessment of External Opportunities
  • Development of evaluation criteria as aligned to the CDO automation strategy
  • Serve as the initial point of contact for the CDO in the assessment of external technology opportunities
  • Partner with Corporate Business Development- Search & Evaluate to understand opportunities with VC investments and articulate CDO areas of interest to guide investments as appropriate
  • Develop strong partnerships within CIPA, CDO, Corporate Business Development- Search and Evaluate & IT to solicit input for opportunities that pass initial screening and the sanctioning of pilots, etc.
  • Actively engage with internal and external business partners to evaluate attributes and risk associated with new operating models, capabilities, and technologies.
  • Develop and implement integrated communication plans across the organization as appropriate
  • Maintain visibility across interdependencies across projects
  • Foster collaboration amongst stakeholders and facilitate efficient decision-making
  • Maintain an external lens for emerging technology, which can reduce cycle time and decrease work effort resulting in decreased costs that optimize clinical information flow, process and technology.
  • Represent the CIPA organization at appropriate internal and external venues.
  • Project Management/Oversight for Pilots
  • Articulate business requirements as aligned to CDO automation strategy to external parties
  • Ensure clear critical success factors exist for pilots exist and are imbedded in contracts (in partnership with procurement)
  • Oversee the execution of pilots and governance
  • Ensure critical success factors are in place to make timely decisions when pilots are complete
  • Develop the business case and valuation for technology we plan to scale (in partnership with finance)
  • Define and manage clinical system implementation and scale-up strategy for technologies we choose to scale (in partnership with business, CIPA advisors/process owners, IT, Design Hub)
  • Leadership with CIPA Lead Team
  • Active engagement within the CIPA leadership team
  • Leadership in driving other technical projects as needed across CIPA
  • Mentor, coach individuals within and outside the CIPA organization
  • Contribute in building an organizational culture that fosters inclusion, innovation and promotes diversity

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.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience in clinical drug development or information flow with expertise in related process, technology and information flows (clinical results and operational) such as IT, Data Sciences, Statistics, Clinical Development.
  • 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
  • Proven ability to develop and deliver both strategic and tactical plans
  • Strong networking, interpersonal and relationship skills, with demonstrated ability to work in teams, across organizational boundaries and achieve results through others.
  • Demonstrated credibility and ability to influence peers, management and senior leadership
  • Demonstrated business acumen in developing business cases, valuations, etc.
  • Previous experience in assessing external technology, due diligence activities, etc.
  • Existing external networks in related space
  • Previous supervisory experience
  • Previous experience with system ownership, implementation of new technology, business process automation
  • Knowledge of emerging IT capabilities for clinical research
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Flexibility to adjust quickly to changing business priorities

Additional Information
  • Indianapolis based
  • 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.

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