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Research Scientist-Neurodegeneration

Eli Lilly and Company

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Location:
Indianapolis, IN
Posted Date:
10/28/2016
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
29863BR
Salary:
Required Education:
Doctorate/PhD
Areas of Expertise Desired:

Job Description

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.

If you are talented scientist interested in working for the company ranked No. 4 by Science Magazine’s Top Employer Survey, read on
 
Responsibilities  
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.

Lilly Neuroscience is seeking an experienced scientist to join the Neurodegeneration team to facilitate its mission of discovering novel medicines for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other related neurodegenerative conditions.  The individual will lead a laboratory focused on providing immunohistochemistry, neuropathology and imaging support for advancing our portfolio of disease modifying agents.  An important additional focus of the researcher will be the development and characterization of novel in-vivo models of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.  The scientist must possess a deep understanding of the pathophysiological processes that underlie neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer and Parkinson’s diseases and must be a strong leader that maintains excellent communication and organizational skills.  Lilly has a proud record of drug development for Neurodegenerative diseases (including Phase III drug trials with Solanezumab for Alzheimer’s disease) that has been led by multiple accomplished scientists.

The ideal candidate will:
•  Lead a discovery laboratory with multiple associate scientists
•  Provide technical and scientific guidance on IHC and imaging methods
•  Help develop and characterize novel in vivo models of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
•  Design and execute preclinical in vivo studies
•  Lead multi-disciplinary teams for preclinical development of therapeutics and contribute as an integral team member for clinical development (discovery through full clinical implantation)
•  Become an internal and external thought leader for the field of neurodegenerative diseases

Requirements

Basic Qualifications  
•  PhD in Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Cell Biology, or a related field
•  Industry experience preferred.
 
Additional Skills/Preferences  
•  Experience in neuropathology, immunohistochemistry and confocal imaging techniques.
•  Experience in performing/designing ex vivo and in vivo studies in animal models of neurodegenerative diseases.  
•  Strong publishing record in the field of neurodegenerative diseases.
•  Extensive understanding of assay development
•  Deep understanding of Neurodegeneration literature
•  Strong communication/presentation/leadership skills

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.                       .