Oncology Scientific Leader

Cambridge, Massachusetts
August 06 2019
Life Sciences
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
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We recently launched the Novel Target Hub (NTH) in the Lilly Innovation Center in Cambridge, MA. The purpose of the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) is to capitalize on the unique innovation climate in order to accelerate innovation of medicines and associated product systems. The NTH will expand CIC capabilities to include the identification and validation of the next wave of therapeutic targets to help people live longer, healthier, more active lives. The NTH will provide nimble experimental and analytical capabilities that achieve scalable target discovery and validation across internal efforts and external academic and industry partnerships in a therapeutic area-agnostic fashion.

We have an exciting chance to help establish an industry-leading discovery group. We are looking for a passionate scientist to establish and lead the hub's Oncology-oriented target discovery and validation efforts. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record working across scientific disciplines to identify and validate novel therapeutic targets. Have you led multidisciplinary teams of bench and data scientists? Have you generated and leveraged large ‘omic data sets to formulate novel target hypotheses? If you are passionate about scientific exploration oriented towards discovering new therapeutic opportunities to improve patients' lives, please consider this excellent opportunity to help build the Novel Target Hub.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Establish and lead a multidisciplinary research group focused on identifying and validating novel cancer therapeutic targets.
  • Collaborate with Oncology Research, serving as an extended member of the Oncology R&D Leadership Team.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to identify and prioritize target discovery and validation opportunities.
  • Engage with Cambridge Innovation Center colleagues, sharing innovative insights and demonstrating team spirit.

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. #WeAreLilly

Basic Qualifications

  • PhD degree in Cell Biology, Cancer Biology, or related discipline.
  • 7 or more years of relevant academic or industry experience in Oncology target discovery and validation research

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

  • Track record of innovative discovery work, reflected by high-impact publications.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead diverse, multidisciplinary teams of PhD and non-PhD level scientists.

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