Research Scientist-Postdoctoral-Fixed Duration Employee

Greenfield, Indiana
April 08 2019
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
The Post-Doctoral Scientist is responsible for conducting basic and applied research as an individual contributor in the biopharmaceutical formulation and vaccine development groups. The primary research project will involve establishing a correlation between biophysical characteristic and properties of biopharmaceutical (proteins, antibodies, peptides and vaccines) and their stability under different formulation and conditions. A strong foundation in biophysical characterization techniques and biochemistry will be required to proactively search for solutions in this discovery driven team. The ability to independently conceptualize and execute experiments, coupled with a "can do" attitude, is essential.
  • Design and execute different biophysical characterization experiment including but not limited to Differential Scanning Calorimetry and Fluorimetry (DSC and DSF), Dynamic Light Scattering (DLS), Size Exclusion Chromatography (SEC), Capillary Electrophoresis and/or other techniques.
  • Design and blend different formulations used in biopharmaceuticals (proteins, antibodies, peptides and vaccines).
  • Execute experimental protocols as written; obtain data; improve methods as necessary; and perform accelerated formulation stability in parallel.
  • Write and co-author original and review article.
  • Ability to analyze data and establish correlations between biophysical properties and stability of biopharmaceutical in different formulation.
  • Participate in cross-functional research teams and effectively collaborate with other functional groups in the organization
  • Enable the timely progression of research projects through the practical application of scientific expertise which may include planning, protocol creation, hands-on laboratory work
  • Keep abreast of relevant scientific literature/new technologies /capabilities.
  • Proactively search for novel technologies or product opportunities and establish collaborations and research programs to deliver innovative technical solutions.
  • Demonstrates proficiency at data reporting, interpretation, and trending.
  • Demonstrates good documentation skills with regard to raw data recording and protocol authoring

Company Overview

Elanco is a global research-based company that develops and delivers product and services to enhance animal health and production. We value innovation, both in scientific research and daily operations, and strive to cultivate a collaborative work environment for more than 7,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1954, Elanco is a division of Lilly. Our worldwide headquarters and research facilities are in Greenfield, Indiana

Basic Qualifications

PhD degree in biochemistry, pharmaceutics, chemistry, chemical or biochemical engineering, immunology, structural biology, molecular biology or related scientific discipline

Additional Information

  • This position is not permanent. It is for a fixed duration of two years with potential to extend annually for up to 4 years.
  • Elanco 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

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Broad knowledge of Biophysical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Protein characterization and stability.
  • Knowledge of protein purification and formulations.
  • Knowledge of vaccine formulation is a plus.
  • Effective oral and written communications skills.
  • High personal ethical and quality standards.
  • Exceptional problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Must be able to work productively in an interdisciplinary team environment

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