Eli Lilly and Company

Postdoctoral Research Scientist-Fixed Duration Employee

Greenfield, IN, United States
Jan 03, 2019
Required Education
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. Our worldwide headquarters and research facilities are in Greenfield, Indiana.

Elanco seeks a Post-Doctoral Fellow to conduct research in the area of Companion Animal (canine and feline) Osteoarthritis. Through analysis of currently available data sets and prospective collection of additional data, the Fellow will work to fill critical gaps in knowledge associated with our ability to effectively evaluate osteoarthritis assets in research, development, and post-marketing studies. The Fellow will work in both the preclinical and clinical research space, evaluating and optimizing animal models, while collating and analyzing data from a variety of clinical studies. A team of senior Elanco scientists will mentor the Fellow.

Key Leadership Responsibilities
  • Network within the organization, manage time effectively, and have strong organizational skills
  • Participate in cross-functional research teams and effectively collaborate with other functional groups in the organization
  • Drive creative solutions and hypothesis development
  • Work exceptionally well independently and with minimal supervision
Key Objectives/Deliverables
  • Deep dives into relevant scientific literature/new models/technologies/capabilities.
  • Design and oversee the conduct of in-life animal studies in dogs and cats in laboratory and client-owned settings.
  • Collection, management, and basic analysis of preclinical and clinical research data
  • Data reporting, interpretation, and presentation
  • Manuscript preparation and publication authorship

Basic Qualifications
  • Currently enrolled or having previously received a DVM/VMD/MD and/or PhD in Animal Science, Pain/Neuroscience, Rheumatology or related scientific field

Additional Skills/Preferences
  • High personal ethical and quality standards.
  • Exceptional problem solving and decision-making skills.
  • Understanding of the current state of the pain/osteoarthritis field
  • Basic understanding of biostatistics
  • Track record of successful project/experiment execution especially for those involving management of or communication amongst several individuals
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects or tasks
  • English speaking with effective oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven to be self-motivated, with demonstrated high level of responsibility and professionalism
  • Ability to make decisions within the context of uncertainty and ambiguity
  • Ability to think strategically
  • Interest in the companion animal health industry and/or companion animal heath product development

Additional Information
  • Occasional travel to study sites
  • This position is not permanent. It is for a fixed duration of two years with potential to extend to 3 years.
  • Elanco 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.