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Scientist - In Vitro Pharmacology

Eli Lilly and Company
San Francisco, California
Start date
Feb 1, 2024

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Science/R&D, Biotechnology, Pharmacology
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 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.

At DICE Therapeutics (a wholly owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly), we design and develop innovative therapies in immunology for patients with debilitating disease. Seeking to create a future where convenient oral medicines with biologic-like efficacy are available to patients with serious medical conditions, we are developing oral alternatives to medicines currently limited to injectable forms.


The successful candidate will assume the responsibility of independently planning and implementing experiments using various in vitro assays and technologies. These will include a variety of biochemical assays (absorbance and fluorescence based assays such as HTRF, AlphaScreen/Lisa, Polarization) and cell assays with engineered cell lines. This person will support pioneering small molecule discovery and support SAR for multiple projects through their data and analysis within a multidisciplinary team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Performing key experiments to support drug discovery using biochemistry and cell biology
  • Generating high-quality, reproducible data by leveraging liquid handling, laboratory automation and advanced data analysis tools
  • Identifying and developing new assays as projects require
  • Communicating experimental results and analysis to project teams

Minimum Qualifications:

  • B.S. with 5-8 years of experience, or M.S. with 3-5 years of experience
  • Degree in biochemistry, biology, or a related field

Additional Preferences:

  • Demonstrated experience with biochemical assays, mammalian cell culture, and assay development
  • Demonstrated ability with liquid handling systems and automation (Biomek, Hamilton, Integra, etc)
  • Experience with data analysis software (GraphPad Prism, Dotmatics)
  • Experience with protein interaction techniques (BLI, SPR) would be beneficial
  • Creativity, a high degree of independence, and enthusiasm to learn new skills
  • Strong collaboration, communication, and record-keeping skills

Lilly currently anticipates that the base salary for this position could range from between $69,000 to $203,750 and will depend, in part, on the successful candidate’s qualifications for the role, including education and experience. Full-time equivalent employees also will be eligible for a company bonus (depending, in part, on company and individual performance). In addition, Lilly offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees, including eligibility to participate in a company-sponsored 401(k); pension; vacation benefits; eligibility for medical, dental, vision and prescription drug benefits; flexible benefits (e.g., healthcare and/or dependent day care flexible spending accounts); life insurance and death benefits; certain time off and leave of absence benefits; and well-being benefits (e.g., employee assistance program, fitness benefits, and employee clubs and activities). Of course, the compensation described above is subject to change and could be higher or lower than the range described above. Further, Lilly reserves the right to amend, modify, or terminate its compensation and benefit programs in its sole discretion and Lilly’s compensation practices and guidelines will apply regarding the details of any promotion or transfer of Lilly employees.

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.



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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