Research Scientist-Tracer Biology Discovery

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
April 19 2019
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Lilly Imaging/Avid Radiopharmaceuticals provides technical expertise for molecular imaging to Lilly Research Laboratories. The scientist will provide expertise for biological assay development for the discovery and characterization of novel PET imaging agents, with a focus on neuroscience or oncology imaging and other therapeutic areas. Several imaging projects have been identified that are ready to be executed, which will have a high impact on existing Lilly projects or programs. This scientist will work independently, coordinating experimental details of internal and external partnered projects, conducting experiments him/herself, performing data analysis, and presenting data to internal teams and the international scientific community.

  • Establish and execute imaging research projects supporting oncology, neuroscience or other drug discovery and biomarker projects through building an interdisciplinary team of internal and external experts
  • Design and conduct novel binding assays and/or immunohistochemistry
  • Collaborate with internal project teams, implement translatable imaging biomarker assays and ensure seamless translation of projects
  • Publish results of research projects as appropriate
  • Participate in extramural scientific organizations and attend scientific symposia as well as workshops in order to continue educational/professional development
  • Demonstrate a commitment to developing around Avid's core competencies: cultivates innovation, drives engagement, ensures accountability, plans and aligns, nimble learning, and manages complexity
  • Other duties as assigned

Company Overview

Avid Radiopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Avid RP), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company, is a molecular imaging company developing diagnostics and biomarkers that improve global health by accelerating the development of new medicines and enabling a tailored approach to healthcare. For more information, visit

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or Advanced degree in physical or biological sciences or imaging-related field
  • A minimum of postdoctoral fellowship or 3 years of experience

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

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • PhD degree preferred
  • Experience in Oncology or Neuroscience, preferably in molecular imaging
  • Experience designing novel biochemical, cellular and tissue assays, including radioligand binding assays (e.g. filtration binding, immunohistochemistry, autoradiography, ELISA/AlphaScreen, FRET, and LC/MS)
  • Willingness/desire to learn and incorporate additional technologies or therapeutic area biology to address imaging needs
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Creativity and critical thinking skills
  • Peer-reviewed publications

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