Eli Lilly and Company

Scientist-Global Operations Laboratory

Fort Dodge, IA, United States
Oct 18, 2018
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
Elanco is a global research-based company that develops and delivers product and services to enhance animal health and production. We value innovation, both in scientific research and daily operations, and strive to cultivate a collaborative work environment for more than 7,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1954, Elanco is a division of Lilly. Our worldwide headquarters and research facilities are in Greenfield, Indiana

Scientist position supporting clinical trials. Plan, organize and independently conduct complex experiments. Execute analytical methods for clinical samples. Assist in the interpretation and recommend changes to scientific protocols and procedures.

Functions, Duties, Task:
  • Work independently following instructions or scientific protocols.
  • Perform analytical methods associated with clinical samples.
  • Execute traditional culturing techniques for both bacterial and viral targets to support clinical studies.
  • Maintain infrastructure of laboratory and an organized, clean and safe working environment.
  • Coordinate with study execution team to process clinical samples and to execute required analyses within study timelines.
  • Schedule and perform maintenance of instruments/equipment.
  • Evaluate new laboratory equipment.
  • Use proper safety equipment and follow appropriate safety procedures.
  • Ensure proper handling and disposal of biohazard materials and/or hazardous chemicals.
  • Prepare SOPs/working procedures.
  • Perform data analysis and organization of data for use in reports, etc.
  • Contribute to troubleshooting activities.
  • Collaborate with other associates and scientists to facilitate knowledge exchange. Train and coach peers.
  • Work according to external and internal guidelines (e.g. SOP's, GxP, HSE, AW).
  • Meets agreed upon timelines for tasks, assignments, and/or objectives.
  • Compliance with quality systems and standards (e.g. no critical findings at internal or external audits).


Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor degree in biology or related scientific discipline
  • 1 year experience in Laboratory setting
  • 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 Skills/Preferences
  • Analytical method experience.
  • Good scientific or technical knowledge in a specific area, such as culturing methodology.
  • Adequate knowledge in scientific/technical areas of collaboration.
  • Proficient with laboratory and/or technical tools.

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