Eli Lilly and Company

Post-Doctoral Scientist - Technical Services & Manufacturing Science - FDE

Indianapolis, IN, United States
Oct 20, 2018
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Who We Are:
Lilly is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world.

We're a Fortune 500 company, determined to bring life-changing medicines to those who need them and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. To learn more about Lilly, please visit us at
http://bit.ly/lillycaree r

Lilly offers:

  • A Purposeful Career-bringing together people who discover and deliver life-changing medicines that improve peoples' lives around the world.
  • A Balance of Work and Life-creating an environment for employees to be productive in both their lives and their work.
  • An Opportunity for Growth-providing opportunities for each individual to develop and advance professionally.
  • A Diverse Culture-committed to uniting individuals across cultures, and developing a comfortable, connected, environment that values diverse thought.
  • A Vibrant Community-headquartered in downtown Indianapolis, Ind. - Time Magazine ranked Indianapolis a top 10 city to start a new career in. Read more about living in Indianapolis at downtownindy.org.
We're looking for:
  • Highly motivated and driven leaders
  • Individuals with integrity, excellence and respect for people.
  • Individuals who want to make a difference in someone else's life.


Post-Doctoral Scientists at Lilly are responsible for:
  • Ensuring reliability of our manufacturing processes and systems
  • Continuously searching for, developing and implementing improvements
  • Driving technical projects in a rigorous manner for robust implementation
  • Maintaining our processes in a state of compliance with US and global regulations
  • Designing and developing drug processes and delivery systems

The position is a Post-Doctoral scientist position in the Technical Services/Manufacturing Sciences (TS/MS) organization. The position will be made available beginning September 1, 2018, and will provide technical and scientific support within a dynamic manufacturing environment. They will lead the technical development and commercialization aspects for drug substances/products to ensure process robustness and capability across multiple scales. The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and executing experiments to advance product and process knowledge, process optimization and production technical transfer, as needed.
Scientists actively contribute to the TS/MS organization, and have extensive opportunities for involvement in

cross-functional teams. This position allows for development of a comprehensive understanding of the pharmaceutical industry, current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP), regulatory requirements, and the essential role scientists play in creating solutions for Eli Lilly and Company and the patients we serve.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:
  • Understanding the scientific principles required for bioproduct manufacturing of drug substances and drug products, including the interaction of molecule/solution chemistry with process equipment, drug product containers, and/or delivery systems.
  • Understand the chemistry and stability of biomolecules.
  • Develop appropriate laboratory-scale models for key process steps in purification of E.coli - derived products.
  • Design, conduct, and analyze statistically designed experiments to deepen process understanding and optimize processing conditions.
  • Understand scale-up requirements and, as needed, partner with the pilot plant to conduct appropriate scale-up work.
  • Provide technical support to process development areas as needed.
  • Document all work in an appropriate manner.
  • Mentor lab associates to enhance their technical capabilities.
  • Participate in technology transfer as needed.
  • Travel 0 - 10%

Basic Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in scientific disciplines of Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Chemistry or closely related field.
  • 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
  • Functional understanding of protein chemistry, purification, and characterization methods (preferred)
  • Demonstrated record of scientific achievement
  • Demonstrated problem solving abilities
  • Ability to work well independently, as well as in teams
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Additional Information
Lilly Manufacturing in Indianapolis, IN

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.