Research Scientist

Indianapolis, Indiana
June 03 2019
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Research Scientist - 49988BR

The Research Scientist will be a member of the Chemical Hazards Lab (CHL) within the process design and development division of Small Molecule Design and Development (SMDD). The CHL provides thermal hazards analyses for products and processes using rigorous experimental design and execution in conjunction with established methods for assessing thermal stability. The CHL workflow includes internal experimental activities (Calorimetry, Flash Point Determination), oversight of outsourced thermal testing activities (Fallhammer Tests, Dust Explosivity, SADT Determination, Vent Sizing), and collaborating with SMDD scientists to design, develop and execute inherently safe processes with Lilly manufacturing or in our third-party supplier network. The Research Scientist will be responsible for the following: process safety design, development, testing and consulting. Perform and/or oversee the design and implementation of reaction calorimetry, thermal stability, flammability, explosivity, and chemical compatibility tests. Interpret experimental data and provide specific guidance to scientists to eliminate or minimize or mitigate risks due to detected thermal hazards. Participate in risk assessments and root cause analysis activities related to thermal chemical hazards. Perform theoretical calculations as necessary to estimate heat of decomposition, heat of reaction, flammability parameters, and other difficult to measure quantities. Develop mathematical models for the prediction of thermal hazard upsets on scale. Ensure creation of accurate test reports and timely delivery of results or interpretation for all thermal hazards testing. Provide process safety training and consultation for Lilly employees and our network partners. Maintain current working knowledge of us and European union process safety laws and shipping practices laws as they relate to process safety, chemical reactivity and thermal stability.

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.

Eli Lilly and Company is seeking a Research Scientist to join our team in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Basic Qualifications

  • Employer requires a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or in a related discipline.
  • Employer will also accept MS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or in a related discipline, and 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Academic or work experience must have included:

Understanding of the basics of reaction kinetics and thermodynamics.

Understanding of process for building mathematical models, and application of modeling or simulation to process hazard data.

Ability to independently design experiments related to the understanding of thermal stability of organic materials and thermal progress of chemical reactions.

Lab experience in designing and executing calorimetry experiments.

At least one publication in a well-respected journal.

At least one presentation at a nationally or internationally recognized conference.

Additional Information

Up to 10% domestic and international travel required.

Position is located at Lilly Corporate Center, Indianapolis, IN 46285

Full time (40 hours/week)

To submit resume, visit and apply to Req ID 49988BR.

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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