Eli Lilly and Company

Research Scientist-Virus Production-VS&T

Fort Dodge, IA, United States
Aug 05, 2019
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Elanco is a global animal health company that develops products and knowledge services to prevent and treat disease in food animals and pets in more than 90 countries. With a 64-year heritage, we rigorously innovate to improve the health of animals and benefit our customers, while fostering an inclusive, cause-driven culture for more than 5,800 employees. At Elanco, we're driven by our vision of food and companionship enriching life - all to advance the health of animals, people and the planet. Learn more at www.elanco.com.

The Research Scientist (Virus Production) on the Process Development VS&T team facilitates the efficient and timely progression of R&D projects according to agreed budgets and milestones through the practical application of scientific expertise and project leadership skills. In addition, the Research Scientist will be responsible for identifying and applying new technologies and innovations related to process development, optimization and transfer.
Through application of scientific training and relevant experience, the individual will be responsible for working with a team of scientists to develop viral antigen production methods for animal vaccines candidates.

Key Leadership Responsibilities
  • Lead (or contribute as a functional representative assigned to) multi -disciplinary VS&T teams executing programs of work sponsored by the species teams
Key Technical Responsibilities
  • Enable the timely progression of VS&T projects through the practical application of scientific expertise, which may include planning, protocol and FSR preparation, hands-on laboratory work, or training and supervision of others
  • Actively support a culture of high accountability to the sponsor (Vaccine Species Teams) by role modeling Elanco values and behaviors
  • Play an active role in ensuring a safe, compliant and productive working environment for all research associates
  • Provides technical support as needed
  • Write protocols, reports and presentations to be presented internally and externally
  • Plans, prioritizes, and manages workload for large and complex projects
  • Maintain infrastructure of laboratory and an organized, clean and safe working environment
  • Evaluate and incorporate new laboratory equipment, innovation and techniques

Basic Qualifications
  • PhD
  • OR MS with at least 10 yrs experience
  • OR DVM with at least 2 yrs experience
  • At least 3 years of practical experience in virology and viral antigen production in the human or animal vaccine industry preferred

Additional Skills/Preferences
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • High personal ethical and quality standards
  • At least 3 years of experience working in veterinary vaccines R&D
  • Demonstrable subject matter expertise in virology and viral antigen production
  • Proven project leadership skills and strong interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of the vaccines regulatory environment in the US and/or EU
  • Working knowledge of the USDA and GMP vaccines manufacturing environment

Additional Information
  • Occasional travel (mainly US), 10-25%
  • 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