Eli Lilly and Company


Indianapolis, IN, United States
May 24, 2019
Science/R&D, Oncology
Required Education
Associate 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 TA Associate, Clinical Laboratory Sciences will have early engagement with the appropriate study team, business and therapeutic partners on development of the clinical laboratory, diagnostic and biomarker strategies at the trial level. The TA associate coordinates vendor activities for assigned trials as well as faciliatates research and resolution to any clinical laboratory and diagnostic issues or needs throughout the life of the trial. They partner with the clinical team to provide input into the protocol development/design, develop and implement the integrated trial clinical laboratory plans and the review and monitoring of resultant data, ultimately providing high quality, combinable data in a cost effective and timely fashion.

Primary Responsibilities: This job description is intended to provide a general overview of the job requirements at the time it was prepared. The job requirements of any position may change over time and may include additional responsibilities not specifically described in the job description. Consult with your supervision regarding your actual job responsibilities and any related duties that may be required for the position.
  1. Portfolio Strategy, Planning and Delivery
  • Provide complete clinical laboratory, ECG, imaging, sample storage and other clinical diagnostic support as needed for assigned trial(s)
  • Provide expertise and consultation relating to clinical laboratory, ECG, imaging, sample storage and other diagnostic biomarkers, including assay development and validation.
  • Provide technical and logistical consultation regarding clinical laboratory, ECG, imaging, sample storage and other diagnostic biomarker issues and services
  • Provide input and review of the protocol related to clinicial laboratory and diagnostic needs
  • Provide and oversee clinical testing plans and study risk oversight as it pertains to clincial labs, diagnostic data reviews, and lab managments plans.
  • Partner with the Sourcing organization to follow the proper sourcing strategy for vendor assignment
  1. Project Management
  • Escalate issues as warranted to upper management
  • Proactively be monitoring for issues and trends
  • Drive clinical laboratory data completeness and accuracy within business systems
  • Drive communications to prospectively manage upcoming cross-functional activities, key milestones, and decisions as well as to proactively identify updates to schedule and partner with clinical to optimize timeline
  • Articulate the value of clinical laboratory solutions in terms of reliability, time, cost, quality and scalability
  • Monitor trial budgets and ensure FRAP compliance
  • Maintain accurate budget information and defined protocol testing in the Laboratory and Diagnostic tool
  • Maintain inspection readiness at all times by maintaining a complete eTMF at a trial level
  • Keep study team abreast of trial specific metrics and issues
  1. People Development
  • Participate fully in the performance management process
  • Model the Lilly core values and behaviors
  • Provide peer coaching within the organization that fosters inclusion and innovation, continual improvemnt, and an external awareness and understanding

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in a science or related life sciences 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
  • Knowledge of clinical drug development
  • Prior laboratory experience or knowledge of laboratory testing
  • Strong self-management skills
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Conceptual understanding of information technology
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Clinical trial experience preferred

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.