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Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, Indiana
Start date
Mar 19, 2023

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Science/R&D, Biotechnology
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.

Position Brand Description:

Provides technical support to achieve the reliable and compliant manufacture of bulk drug substance to predetermined global quality standards via a detailed set of manufacturing instructions and procedures. 

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

  • Understand the scientific principles required for manufacturing intermediates, bulk drug substance, and drug product including the interaction of the chemistry and equipment. 
  • Ensure that an accurate instruction set (tickets & procedures) and PFD describe the process as performed and the control strategy for the discrete manufacturing steps. 
  • Develop, monitor and appropriately react to established statistically based metrics in real-time to assess process variability and capability.
  • Understand, justify and document the state of validation (process and cleaning) with data that evaluate the capability of the manufacturing process to meet its stated purpose. 
  • Prepare, review, approve, and provide technical support for preparation of relevant technical documents, as required, such as: change controls, regulatory submissions, deviation investigations, validation protocols and summary reports, processing records, procedures, PFDs, VMPs, etc. Participate in development and implementation of process improvements, including capital expansions and technical projects. Work within or lead cross-functional teams in positive fashion to implement TS/MS objectives and deliver on business plan and quality objectives.
  • Serve as technical mentor for TS/MS Scientists and PDTs, Managers and other disciplines.
  • Support and/or lead technical projects (experimental, modeling and/or production data analysis) to improve process control, yield, purity, and/or productivity.
  • Provide support to the global and local Post Launch Optimization teams.

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or equivalent in scientific disciplines of Biochemistry, Protein Chemistry, Biophysical Chemistry, Bioanalytical Chemistry, Microbiology, Analytical Chemistry or Engineering.
  • Relevant industrial experience (greater than 5 years) in any of the following associated disciplines such as Protein Manufacturing, Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Advanced Project Management, Regulatory, Development, or Administration.

Additional Preferences:

  • Technical/Scientific knowledge
  • Decision making
  • Multi-tasking
  • Ability to influence groups and communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • Problem solving
  • Teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Clear understanding of cGMPs
  • Mentoring Leadership
  • Good written and oral communications

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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