Indianapolis, Indiana
June 20 2019
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
We are looking for a highly motivated Biologist with a diversified background in in vitro biology to join our discovery research team within the Biotherapeutic Lead Generation group. We need a candidate who combines a passion to explore novel biology with a rationale based and hypothesis driven scientific approach.

You will join a highly interactive, collaborative, and innovative scientific team to discover and advance large molecule drugs to combat diseases in the diabetes, oncology, neurodegenerative and auto-immune areas. You will design and execute in vitro cell based and biochemical assays to quantitate the activity of novel therapeutic proteins and antibodies. Are you capable of independently planning and conducting experiments, generating data, interpreting results, and documenting the work? This could be the perfect place for you to thrive, contribute and grow in your career.

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 degree in biochemistry, Immunology, molecular/cell biology, or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 2 years working in a research laboratory
  • 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 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

  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Knowledge and experience in large molecule platforms for early phase drug discovery.
  • Self management, task planning and organization.
  • Ability to work productively and to foster collaborations in an interdisciplinary team environment.
  • Minimum of 2 years of pharmaceutical industry experience or MS degree in immunology or molecular/cell biology is preferred
  • Biology experience including, but not limited to, the following: mammalian cell culture techniques and cell assay development for supporting novel target validation and therapeutic antibody screening and characterization
  • ELISAs, luciferase reporter assays, western blots, TaqMan and animal tissue handling
  • Flow cytometry, transient and stable cell line generation
  • Proficient in human primary immune cell assays. Familiarity with PMBC isolation and pDC assays are preferred.
  • Experience with automation of cell-based assays is preferred.

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