Biologist-Neuroscience Research

March 27 2018
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Tailored Therapeutics-Neuroscience (TTx-NS) team is looking for a dedicated biologist who is passionate about science. The goal of our team is to apply disease or target biology knowledge to develop and deliver neuroscience portfolio-supporting biomarkers. The utility of these biomarkers includes proof of target engagement, pharmacodynamics, disease stage/progression or patient selection. To achieve the objectives of TTx-NS, you will work collaboratively within the team as well as with cross-functional groups such as neuroscience discovery project teams, bioproduct research and development, clinical pharmacology and toxicology. Are you driven by the science and desire to improve the lives of our patients? This may be the opportunity for you.

Some of your responsibilities in this role might include:
  • Develop an understanding of the biology associated with neuro-degeneration and pain via scientific research, scientific literature, external data sources or generating new data with patient samples.
  • Implement assays in support of Neuroscience Translational Working group-endorsed biomarker strategy.
  • Develop and validate novel biomarker assays internally or through external CROs.
  • Tackle technical issues/problems to advance projects.
  • Analyze and report data using Microsoft Excel, GraphPad Prism and related software.
  • Prepare written data reports and presentations.
  • Maintain notebook entries to protect Lilly's intellectual property and practice principles of good research practice.

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
  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Biology, Bioanalytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacology or related discipline.
  • 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
  • Desire to develop knowledge of neurodegenerative diseases and associated pathophysiology such as neuro-inflammatory processes
  • Technical analytical skills with relevance to biochemistry research and analytical assay development.
  • Experience with biochemistry related lab skills, protein purification, dialysis, ligand-binding assays (such as ELISA), western blotting, or molecular biology techniques such as qPCR
  • Basic understanding of statistical analyses
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication (written and verbal) skills
  • Self-motivation and flexibility are required to succeed
  • Preferred experience with basic cell culture techniques for transformed cell lines and primary cell cultures, principles of pharmacology, understanding of functional genomics techniques, and basic knowledge/experience with laboratory robotics, instrumentation and programming

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.

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