Eli Lilly and Company

Clinical Information Systems Associate

Indianapolis, Indiana
May 17, 2018
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time


The Clinical Information and Process Automation (CIPA) organization is comprised of centralized and dedicated Process Owners of clinical development processes and System Owners for clinical development systems. We are accountable for the design, sustainability, as well as efficiency and effectiveness of end-to-end global clinical development processes. We are also responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of clinical information management and process automation strategies and plans. The processes and systems owned within CIPA are executed by anyone across the company who has a role in the design, planning, execution, and management of clinical trials.

Are you an authority in innovation systems ready to scale for implementation? Have you defined and executed implementation plans to deliver system strategies, integrations, and improvements? If so, we have the role for you.

As a Clinical Information System Associate, you will collaborate with Process Owners, CIPA leadership, Trial Capabilities, Site Engagement, Clinical Innovation, Clinical and Laboratory Data Sciences, organizational leadership, Quality and IT to deliver plan implementation. To achieve success, you will partner with our vendor companies who are responsible for delivering these capabilities/systems.

This role provides expertise for clinical information systems. This includes understanding business strategies, processes, and technology as it relates to innovation systems. You will work to ensure data, process, and/or technology interfaces are optimized across other clinical information systems that are integrated with these systems. Additionally, you will support internal audits and external inspections.

You will use your skills to define, manage, and execute implementation plans to deliver on technology strategies and improvements. You will develop critical success factors for pilots and monitor progress to ensure clear criteria exists to enable decision making. To achieve these goals, you will:

  • Identify, monitor and communicate global customer needs/requirements related to process and/or technology performance and enhancements.
  • Lead organizational change management, communication planning and training development.
  • Provide guidance and consulting into forecasting expenses.
  • Actively identify project implementation and system execution risks and bring up issues timely and appropriately.
  • Manage progress reporting activities and system metrics to leadership.
  • Collaboration across multiple groups to ensure capable, integrated performance of innovation systems’ usage across the portfolio in very important in this organization. We support active participation in shared learning across CIPA with vendors to facilitate a good customer experience and efficiencies.

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


  • High School Diploma/GED  with 1-3 years experience in medical, quality or clinical drug development or clinical information flow with expertise in related processes and evolving technologies such as MDU, Medical Affairs, Trial Capabilities, Site Engagement, IT, and/or Quality
  • 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

  • Good interpersonal and leadership skills with excellent oral and written communication
  • Strong business insight and the ability to adjust to unexpected business opportunities (flexibility) while also being a catalyst for change
  • Demonstrated strength in logical thought, problem solving ability and critical thinking
  • Ability to communicate and influence within CIPA
  • Ability and experience in positively managing and resolving conflict
  • Experience in medical, quality or clinical drug development or clinical information flow with expertise in related processes and evolving technologies such as MDU, Medical Affairs, Trial Capabilities, Site Engagement, IT, and/or Quality.