Eli Lilly and Company

Postdoctoral Research Scientist-Heart Failure-Fixed Duration Employment

Indianapolis, IN, United States
Jan 03, 2019
Required Education
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 Diabetes and Complications Therapeutic Area (DCTA) of Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN, USA focuses on biomedical research and the discovery of therapeutics for the treatment of the complications of diabetes. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow - CardioRenal Drug Discovery, will play a key role in expanding the understanding of molecular mechanisms of heart failure. Techniques available to learn and to utilize include (i) in vitro cardiomyocyte signaling and function, (ii) isolated perfused heart (Langendorf system), (iii) surgical and genetic models of heart failure, (iv) echocardiography and pressure volume loops to measure cardiac function in vivo, (v) human genetics and bioinformatics for translation of pre-clinical findings to human disease. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will have the opportunity with work with world class scientists in the fields of cardiovascular metabolic and renal disease, publish their research and attend national conferences.

Basic Qualifications
  • PhD in scientific discipline
  • Strong background of molecular biology and heart failure pathophysiology highly preferred

Additional Skills/Preferences
  • Expertise in molecular biology, CRISPR-Cas technology, transcriptomics, proteomics, designing and generating transgenic mice, APEX2 proximity labelling and confocal microscopy.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to network and build professional relationships are essential.

Additional Information
  • This position is not permanent. It is for a fixed duration of 2 years with the potential to extend annually for up to 4 years.
  • The position is governed by regulations including OSHA, AAALAC, OLAW and NRC - compliance to all applicable regulations is mandatory.
  • 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.