Eli Lilly and Company


Indianapolis, IN, United States
Sep 18, 2019
Science/R&D, Biology
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.


We are looking for a highly motivated Associate Level Biologist with a diversified background in in vitro biology to join our discovery research team within the Biotherapeutic Enabling Biology in Biotechnology Discovery Research. We need a candidate who combines a passion to explore novel biology with a rationale based and hypothesis driven scientific approach.
The successful candidate will join a highly interactive, collaborative, and innovative scientific team to discover and advance large molecule drugs to combat diseases in the diabetes, oncology, neurodegenerative and auto-immune areas. The candidate will design and execute of in vitro cell based and biochemical assays to discover the activities of novel therapeutic proteins and antibodies.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Biology experience including, but not limited to, the following: mammalian cell culture techniques and cell assay development for supporting oral peptide delivery and testing therapeutic proteins
  • Experience on 2D/3D organoid culture from rodents, porcine as well as human intestine
  • Experience on iPSC culture and its derived organoids
  • Fluorescence microscope
  • ELISAs, Western blots, RNA purification, qPCR and gel electrophoresis
  • Animal handling, dissection and tissue processing
  • Flow cytometry, transient and stable cell line generation
  • Experience with automation of cell-based assays is preferred.

Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in biochemistry, Immunology, molecular/cell biology, or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 1 year working in a pharmaceutical research laboratory

Additional Skills/Preferences
  • Experiences on animal and human-derived 3D organoid culture
  • Experience on 2D organoid transwell assay
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Capable of independently planning and conducting experiments, generating data, interpreting results, and documenting the work.
  • Knowledge and experience in large molecule platforms for early phase drug discovery.
  • Self­management, task planning and organization.
  • Ability to work productively and to foster collaborations in an interdisciplinary team environment.
  • Desire and ability to learn, adapt, and take on new challenges

Additional Information
Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.