Eli Lilly and Company

Senior Engineer-Container Closure/Packaging

Indianapolis, IN, United States
Oct 05, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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.

In 1992, Eli Lilly and Company established the Delivery, Device, and Connected Solutions (DDCS) business for the purpose of creating, developing, launching and continuously improving proprietary delivery device systems. This business is unique to the broader Lilly Research Labs organization due to its focus on patient centered delivery system solutions, its innovative approach to delivery platforms utilizing both internal and external technologies, and its level of integration with the commercial groups and Business Units. This business enables almost $4.0 billion in pharmaceutical sales and is projected to double in the next 6 years.
Do you seek a role that allows you to work closely with Formulation scientists, Analytical Development scientists, Device engineers, and Device and Drug Product Manufacturing colleagues in developing combination drug delivery devices for parenteral drug products? Does an opportunity that allow you to disseminate deep technical advice and guidance for container closure systems and their associated combination product devices sound like the role for you? Read on to learn more.
Packaging Development Engineers within DDCS have the responsibility to develop packaging solutions for Lilly's pipeline of new chemical entities and line extensions. In this role, you would serve as a key technical resource in design, development and qualification of parenteral packaging components including but not limited to prefilled syringes, cartridges and other novel container closure systems for new drug products. We seek your knowledge to expand on assignments and pursue novel ideas relevant to continuous improvement of existing and novel parenteral container closure systems. Other responsibilities you will have as part of this role include:
  • Develop innovative and commercially implementable solutions to design problems that arise for the packaging components
  • Author and review technical protocols, reports, and regulatory submissions
  • Ensure reliable delivery of technically sound work products (e.g., regulatory modules, technical reports, qualification reports, development history reports, etc.)
  • Present technical information on projects and technologies at meetings and seminars
  • Technology transfer to Manufacturing and due diligence inquiry
  • Coach and mentor others
  • Enhance Lilly's strategy through the development of proprietary knowledge or by procurement of patents

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering with 10 years experience, MS degree in Engineer with 7 years of experience, or PhD in Engineering with 0-3 years of experience.

Additional Skills/Preferences
  • Previous pharmaceutical and/or medical device design experience in parenteral drug delivery systems
  • Strong understanding of combination product regulatory requirements and risk management systems is preferred
  • Experience with container closure system development for sterile products
  • Knowledge of relevant material characteristics
  • Knowledge of fundamental statistical concepts with the ability to apply them to process design, experimental design and process and design optimization
  • Experience with the drug development process
  • An understanding of cGMP/laboratory compliance requirements
  • Leadership experience and influence skills
  • Strong analytical skills including statistics, DOE, and experimental design
  • Experience in experimental/laboratory setup and documentation skills
  • Hands on testing and assembly of prototypes

Additional Information
  • Estimated travel: up to 30% both domestic and international
  • 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.