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Leader – Bioinformatics Hub, Lilly Research Labs

Eli Lilly and Company
Remote, Indiana
Start date
Mar 1, 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.

Position Summary:

Data-driven computational approaches are a critical driver across all therapeutic areas at Lilly. At Lilly Research Labs (LRL), we are expanding our efforts in bioinformatics, creating a centralized bioinformatics hub that works with bioinformatics groups across different therapeutic areas and functions to provide centralized scientific resources, enable state-of-the art infrastructure and tools, and bring new technologies to Lilly.

We are searching for a talented and experienced scientist and dynamic leader to lead our bioinformatics hub. The successful candidate will build and grow a bioinformatics team that operates in an interdisciplinary manner within a tightly integrated research community at Lilly. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing a vision with research leadership and oversee the strategy that leverages bespoke computational methods and high-dimensional data across pre-clinical and clinical research. Success critically depends on the ability to work closely with different research and data science teams to design, build, and implement informatics, data-driven solutions. This position will work closely with internal and external partners to find new ways to accelerate bioinformatics efforts across LRL, and will represent LRL bioinformatics to internal and external partners.

Responsibilities of the Position:

  • Develop and implement hub vision in collaboration with research leadership and functional bioinformatics leaders
  • Recruit, manage and grow the bioinformatics hub team. Ensure career development, challenging work assignments and growth for hub scientists.
  • Grow and maintain infrastructure that manages data across LRL. Ensure availability of state-of-the art computational infrastructure and tools to support all stakeholder OMICs needs. Work with research leadership and functional bioinformatics leaders to prioritize hub efforts. Ensure continued adaptation of new tools and technologies to stay abreast in a rapid advancing field.
  • Manage data processing pipelines and quality.
  • Provide analytical platforms to enable ad-hoc analysis
  • Utilize deep knowledge of technology, computational approaches to biological problems and data sciences to find new ways to accelerate bioinformatics across LRL.
  • Lead cross-functional bioinformatics working groups and initiatives, propose and oversee external engagements, and engage with key partners across LRL (eg functional bioinformatics leaders, Tech@Lilly)
  • Responsible for hub budget and staff

Required Qualifications and Background:

  • Master’s or PhD in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computational Biology, or similar area of study required with a minimum of 6-8 years of experience in computational biology, bioinformatics, and/or computer science

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Previous experience leading a team is preferred.
  • Pharma/Biotech experience also considered a plus.
  • Previous experience with enterprise omics visualization/query/meta-analysis capabilities
  • Strong understanding of cloud computing best-practices and deploying large-scale informatics production solutions in the cloud
  • Knowledge of current best-practices for high-throughput genomics/molecular data analyses and familiarity of their underlying statistical principles
  • Demonstrated track record of leveraging genomics to drive discovery in the clinical and/or pre-clinical settings
  • Strong operational capabilities and demonstrated track record of delivery in a matrix environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across team and external partners.

Additional Information:

  • Preference to have the position based at a major Lilly Research Labs site (Boston, San Francisco, San Diego, New York, Indianapolis) - remote will be considered
  • Lilly currently anticipates that the base salary for this position could range from between $165,000 to $290,000 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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