Eli Lilly and Company

Biologist-Cardiac Research

Location
Indianapolis, Indiana
Posted
Feb 22, 2018
Ref
39037BR
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Responsibilities

The Diabetes and Complications Therapeutic Area (DCTA) of Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN, USA focuses on the discovery of biologics and small molecule therapeutics for the treatment of diabetes and associated complications. We are looking to build our team and need a Biologist in Diabetic Complications Discovery to play a key role in discovering new, innovative therapies for heart failure. Your role will incorporate the development of cardiac myocyte assays. Do you have experience either isolating and testing adult rodent cardiomyocytes and/or iPSC derived cardiomyocytes? Have you performed measurements of contraction, relaxation, intracellular signaling, Ca2+ mobilization and membrane potential? Do you also have experience in molecular biology such as CRISPR-Cas gene editing? You will be a key contributor to our in vitro assay development and optimization and testing of experimental therapeutics. You will be a valuable asset to our group. You will be working in concert with the other teams in a highly collaborative research environment.

You should have the ability to perform accurate record keeping, independent data analysis, and reporting of data in written and oral formats experience. We have a phenomenal group of scientists who are among the best in their field. We would love for you to join our efforts to make lives better for our patients.

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's Degree in biology or a related field with at least 2 years of laboratory research experience or a Master’s degree with applicable research experience.
  • 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

  • Flexible scheduling is a requirement. The position is full-time (40 hrs/wk), but not all regularly scheduled work hours will occur Mon-Fri from 8 AM-4:45 PM. There is a requirement to work after-hours or on weekends on occasion.
  • The position level will be commensurate with the candidate’s experience. The position is governed by regulations including OSHA, AAALAC, OLAW and NRC — compliance to all applicable regulations is mandatory.
  • 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

  • Familiar with setting up and running biochemical assays and ELISAs.
  • Experience in basic cell/molecular biology (cell culture, RT-PCR)
  • Knowledge of cardiac function and heart failure
  • Proven ability to work in flexible, team-oriented environment.
  • Excellent oral/written communication/listening skills are essential.
  • Strong relationship-building and interaction skills with peers and management.