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Biologist - in vitro assays

Eli Lilly and Company
San Diego, California
Start date
Mar 15, 2023

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Science/R&D, Biology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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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 35,000 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.

Organization Overview:

At Lilly, we serve an extraordinary purpose. We make a difference for people around the globe by discovering, developing and delivering medicines that help them live longer, healthier, more active lives. Not only do we deliver breakthrough medications, but you also can count on us to develop creative solutions to support communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.

The Lilly Biotechnology & Immunology Research group focuses on discovering innovative medicines treating autoimmune/inflammatory diseases and related complications. We want you to join our mission!

Our team is looking for a hardworking scientist to independently design, develop and validate immunology cell based functional assays. This individual will be part of a diverse team responsible for developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. We are involved in the selection and advancement of targets, biomarkers and mechanism of action studies for pipeline compounds.

Are you a dedicated scientist driven by curiosity and innovative thinking, a highly motivated teammate passionate about scientific research and drug discovery?

Are you skilled in flow cytometry?

Are you someone with a deep understanding of in vitro assay development?

We are looking for you to design, develop and validate cell-based functional assays to test and analyze bioactivity of experimental autoimmune/inflammation therapeutics; investigate the mechanism of action; and ultimately deliver preclinical evidence for future clinical testing.

Basic Qualifications:
  • B.S. or M.S. in biology or immunology with 3 or more years of work experience in an academic institute, biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry.
Additional Skills/Preferences:
  • Experience with cell-based immunoassays, such as in vitro cellular activation and differentiation, immune cell phenotyping, proliferation, cytotoxicity, imaging and cytokine analysis.
  • Experience with isolation of primary cells from human, mouse and cyno blood and tissues
  • Experience with MSD, ELISA, FACS, Cytek, Luminex, microscopy, DNA/RNA isolation, qPCR, single cell assays, western blot etc.
  • Familiar with in vivo animal models
  • Experience in designing, screening and analyzing data for therapeutic compounds
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Motivation, drive and enthusiasm to deliver novel treatments to patients
  • Strong background in immunology and cell biology
  • Experience with immunologic assays
  • Strong background in designing, conducting, and analyzing FACS based experiments.
  • Ability to independently design and execute experiments, analyze, interpret and present experimental data

Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

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.

Our employee resource groups (ERGs) offer strong support networks for their members and help our company develop talented individuals for future leadership roles. Our current groups include: Africa, Middle East, Central Asia Network, African American Network, Chinese Culture Network, Early Career Professionals, Japanese International Leadership Network (JILN), Lilly India Network, Organization of Latinos at Lilly, PRIDE (LGBTQ + Allies), Veterans Leadership Network, Women’s Network, Working and Living with Disabilities. Learn more about all of our groups.

As a condition of employment with Eli Lilly and Company and its subsidiaries in the United States and Puerto Rico, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination satisfactory to the company (subject to applicable law). 


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