Eli Lilly and Company

Lead-Clinical Information Systems

Indianapolis, IN, United States
Dec 21, 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.

The Clinical Design Delivery and Analytics organization (CDDA), a division of Lilly Research Laboratories, partners with Medical colleagues in Research, Oncology, Biomedicines, and Diabetes to effectively and efficiently design, plan, and execute clinical trials across all phases of research. Uniting experts in clinical development and design, laboratory and data sciences, site engagement, and trial capabilities, the CDDA focuses on participants, patients, and investigators to deliver novel designs and innovative research approaches. Our focus on excellence in bringing these capabilities together and providing diverse career opportunities within global clinical development has established Lilly as an industry leader in bringing new medicines to patients.

As the Lead-Clinical Information and Process Automation (CIPA), will serve as the authority for clinical systems supporting clinical development. In this role, you will define and execute implementation plans to deliver on the system strategies, integrations and improvements. You will be responsible for collaborating with business partners to enable development, implementation and support of streamlined, clear and compliant systems to support clinical development. This role will also work closely with external parties including vendors, industry authorities and related organizations to optimize Lilly's capabilities to support business and customer-focused, efficient clinical development.

Sound interesting to you? Read on to find out the key responsibilities you will have in this role...

Clinical Information Systems Expertise
  • Understand business strategies, processes and technology as it relates to clinical development
  • Serve as domain expert to ensure data, process and/or technology interfaces are optimized across other clinical information systems that are integrated with these systems
  • Support internal audits and external inspections
Project Management
  • Define, lead and execute implementation plans to deliver on technology strategies and improvements
  • Develop critical success factors for pilots/projects and monitor progress to ensure clear criteria exists to enable decision making
  • Identify, monitor and communicate global customer (internal and external) needs/requirements related to process and/or technology performance and improvements
  • Lead organizational change, communication planning and training initiatives
  • Provide guidance and consulting into forecasting expenses
  • Identify project implementation and system execution risks and raise issues appropriately
  • Lead progress reporting activities and system metrics to leadership, process owners and end users
  • Partner with process owners, leadership, Quality and Information Technology to ensure capable, integrated and efficient system usage across the portfolio
  • Actively participate in shared learning across the team
  • Work with vendors to improve customer experience and efficiencies

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific or health related field
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in medical, quality, clinical drug development or clinical information flow
  • 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
  • Knowledge and/or experience in systems integral to clinical trials, Lilly staff and external parties including vendors, industry experts and related organizations
  • Knowledge and/or experience in study training/learning management systems and processes
  • Good interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong business insight
  • Demonstrated strength in logical thought, problem solving ability and critical thinking
  • Ability to communicate and influence across functional boundaries
  • Ability and experience in positively handling and resolving conflict
  • Flexibility in approach; able to adjust to unexpected business opportunities while also being a catalyst for change
  • Knowledge of regulatory and quality requirements governing clinical development
  • Interest and/or experience in clinical metadata and data standards, database design
  • Previous Sharepoint, Access, SAS/R, JAVA, and/or XML programming experience
  • Interest and/or experience in clinical data management

Additional Information
  • Indianapolis based
  • 10% or less travel
  • Lilly credits its extraordinary employees for its successes, and knows the key to ongoing achievement lies in attracting and retaining the best people. Here are a few of the recognitions Lilly has earned for creating an extraordinary work environment:
    • Business Week magazine 50 Best Places to Launch A Career ™
    • FORTUNE 50 Best Companies for Minorities ™
    • Working Mother 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers ™
    • Science magazine Best Companies for Scientists ™
    • DiversityInc. Top 50 Companies for Diversity™ (#16 in 2017)
    • Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index™ - 100% score

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.