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Clinical Chemistry Director-Laboratory for Experimental Medicine

Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, Indiana
Start date
Nov 10, 2023

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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.

Lilly's dedication to excellence never ends. Our values of integrity, excellence and respect for people are embedded in all that we do. This is evidenced by the work the Laboratory for Experimental Medicine (LEM) group does to ensure the integrity and safety of our research efforts.

Lilly is looking for a LEM-Clinical Advisory Group Clinical Scientist who will provide scientific and technical leadership to the staff of the Laboratory for Experimental Medicine. We support the development, transfer, and validation of assays for the quantification of novel biomarkers used to facilitate the development and regulatory approval of new molecular entities. In this role, the emphasis will be on the implementation of immunogenicity and related biomarker assays to support the clinical portfolio. The LEM-CAG Clinical Scientist will also provide scientific expertise and consultative support to Program and Product Teams, internal Lilly partners, third-party organizations, regulatory agencies and external partners on medical and scientific issues concerning immunogenicity and related novel biomarkers.

Are you ready to apply your outstanding background and training and leadership skills to contribute to the discovery of groundbreaking therapies? We are looking to add to our dynamic and diverse team of scientists. Consider applying and joining the Lilly family today!

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead immunogenicity, related biomarker activities and other clinical diagnostics in compliance with Lilly policies, local and international regulations, laws, guidance (e.g. FDA, EMA, ICH, etc.), Good Clinical Practices (GCPs) and corporate integrity agreements, as applicable.
  • Actively contribute to developing novel immunogenicity solutions aligned with regulatory expectations.
  • Provide technical oversight of third-party organizations (TPO) throughout the transfer, validation and implementation of diagnostic assays used in human clinical trials.
  • Contribute in governance of Lilly relationship with TPOs including management of the vendor quality system agreement, master service agreement, periodic inspections/audits and annual governance review.
  • Lead and collaborate with clinical teams to identify, develop and implement strategies to fully characterize, minimize and monitor the impact of immunogenicity on clinical outcome (benefit and risk) for patients treated with a Lilly biologic; provide data analysis and interpretation relevant to these strategies.
  • Define regulatory-compliant clinical immunogenicity assessment strategies for drug candidates and guide implementation throughout development including managing all immunogenicity-related clinical and regulatory documentation support.
  • Develop and deliver immunogenicity-focused regulatory submission strategies for Lilly assets including contribution in all immunogenicity-related regulatory interactions.
  • Coordinate consultative and collaborative activities extending to (1) Global Patient Safety (GPS) including service on key LRL safety committees, (2) Clinical Pharmacology/Exploratory Medicine, (3) ADME-Toxicology-PKPD, and (4) other functional areas dependent upon expertise.
  • Advise and influence discovery/preclinical teams regarding clinically meaningful translational opportunities.
  • Maintain and expand an active external focus that includes interaction with relevant regulatory agencies as well as deliver scientific presentations and publications that will demonstrate deep scientific rigor around Lilly’s approaches to immunogenicity
  • Contribute to Lilly’s in-licensing efforts of new molecules and the development of strategic collaborations.
  • Engage in continued training and educational efforts in clinical development and demand realization related to processes requiring laboratory medicine expertise (including investigator start-up meetings, IRB, research organizations, research cooperative groups, regional business unit staff, regulatory reviews, and collaboration development efforts).
  • Actively set and meet professional development goals and contribute to the development of others by being an active source of mentoring and feedback.
  • Actively engage in recruitment, diversity, and retention efforts
  • Contribute in committees, initiatives and task forces as requested by management
  • Model the Lilly leadership behaviors and be an ambassador of both patients and the Lilly Brand

Minimum Requirements:

  • PhD, DVM, or PharmD degree in health, medical or scientific area and a minimum of 2 years of clinical or pharmaceutical experience that includes 1+ years of clinical development training and experience or training in clinical pathology/laboratory medicine, immunology/immunogenicity, or similar field.

Additional Preferences:

  • Professional certification from the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (ABCC) or other Certification Board for Laboratory Directors of High Complexity Testing as outlined on (Certification Boards for Laboratory Directors of High Complexity Testing | CMS).
  • Experience in analytical methodologies and clinical diagnostics.
  • Ability to investigate innovative analytical technologies.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements for clinical biomarker and clinical immunogenicity assessment and method validation/performance (e.g., GLP, CAP, NCCLS).
  • Excellent problem-solving ability.
  • Proven leadership and organizational skills, including positive relationship building skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to influence and mentor others.
  • Familiarity with the design and conduct of clinical trials.
  • Demonstrated experience with experimental design, scientific approach to problem solving, bioanalytical method development, validation and laboratory management.
  • Experience working in a regulated (e.g., GLP, GCP, GMP, CAP, CLIA, etc.) environment.
  • Formal clinical training or experience in pathology and laboratory medicine.

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). 



Science has been our calling from the beginning. Colonel Eli Lilly founded the company in 1876 and charged employees to “take what you find here and make it better and better.” More than 147 years later, we remain committed to his vision through every aspect of our business and the people we serve, starting with discovering the best treatments for those who take our medicines and extending to health care professionals, employees and the communities in which we live. Moreover, you can also count on the team at Lilly to be incredibly civic-minded, supporting our communities through philanthropy, volunteerism, and a creative and innovative can-do spirit. 

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