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Clinical Diagnostics Laboratory Scientist

Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, Indiana
Start date
Feb 23, 2024

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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.

Purpose of the Job:

Clinical Diagnostics Laboratory (CDL) develops and implements clinical, pre-clinical and translational biomarkers to support Discovery research, Clinical Trial sample analysis and Companion Diagnostic development. Scientists in the CDL develop, validate and implement prototype Diagnostic biomarker assays and analyze human and animal samples to support Lilly Clinical Trials and Discovery Research.

Key Responsibilities of Job:

  • Research related to special biomarkers – Scientists develop and characterize biomarker assays to support clinical drug development. Scientists also evaluate or develop new technologies that relate to clinical biomarkers and relevant commercial diagnostic platforms.

  • Communication and information management – Scientists will maintain notebooks, prepare and present data and use computer software such as Sigma Plot, JMP or other data visualization tools to organize, analyze and summarize data.

  • Technical writing skills – Scientists are required to author methods, reports, standard operating procedures (SOPs) and other documentation. The associate will also present data to various groups and contribute to reports, regulatory documents, manuscripts, posters, etc.

  • Application of regulatory requirements – Scientists are responsible for understanding and applying regulations as they relate to analytical method development, validation and execution. All laboratory procedures must be conducted and documented according to appropriate regulations. Scientists are expected to exhibit behavior that supports and promotes GRP/GCP and adheres to all appropriate Lilly and regulatory procedures and CAP/CLIA guidelines when applicable.

  • Technical process application and improvement – Scientists develop and apply expertise and knowledge of instrument operation and theory. Scientists may also use this knowledge to provide trouble-shooting assistance to vendor partners.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a core science.

  • Two years of experience working in a regulated laboratory environment required.

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • CLIA experience greatly preferred.

  • Project Management skills.

  • Experience with various assay platforms and multiple computer software applications including LIMS systems.

  • Excellent general laboratory skills.

  • Experimental design; scientific approach to problem solving; method development, optimization and analytical validation.

  • Knowledge of serology, immunohistochemistry, ISH, molecular techniques, binding assays, analytical diagnostic techniques and cellular immunology assays.

  • Ability to influence change and implement process improvement.

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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