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Advisor - Formulation Research

Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, Indiana
Start date
Mar 24, 2024

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Regulatory, Science/R&D, Biotechnology, Research
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.

Due to a strategic commitment to the growth of biotherapeutics within the Lilly portfolio, multiple opportunities are currently available within the Bioproduct Research and Development (BR&D) organization.  This group is a multidisciplinary organization, focused on the development and commercialization of parenteral formulations of small molecules and large molecules such as monoclonal antibodies, novel therapeutic proteins and peptides. The organization has also committed to the development of genetic medicines which includes active investments in Oligonucleotide development, nanomedicines for tissue specific targeting and other gene delivery strategies. The drug product team is also investing in building new platforms to support complex formulations such as lipid nanoparticles, Antibody Drug Conjugates and AAV and other non-viral vector delivery.

We are seeking highly motivated professionals with an experience in developing and commercializing parenteral drug product through various stages of clinical development. If you are interested in building platforms for new and novel therapeutic modalities and interested in building and leading a strong group of scientists exploring new frontiers into formulation and drug delivery strategies you should consider joining our diverse team.

The responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Represent Drug Product team in CM&C teams and support the formulation and process development of protein, peptide, oligonucleotides and other novel modalities in clinical development

  • Hands-on experimental activities in formulation group to support clinical development of parenteral drug products and other complex formulations

  • Build process capabilities for lab scale, early phase clinical scale, and scale up technologies for parenteral drug product and other complex formulations

  • Support tech transfer of process and formulation to clinical manufacturing sites.

  • Work closely with synthetic chemistry, toxicology, ADME groups, analytical teams and device teams to develop the drug product that is stable and patient centric.

  • May need to support monoclonal antibody, proteins and peptide programs in various stages of development.

  • Provide technical support in the areas of formulation and drug delivery.

  • Partner with key teams such as discovery, and drug product delivery and device to develop innovative solutions with a patient focus in an integrated fashion.

  • Collaborate with Discovery teams on establishing systems for seamless handoff of assets from discovery to clinical development.

  • Innovate or assess cutting edge formulation methodologies for complex or unstable bioproducts (peptides, proteins, fusion proteins and drug conjugates)

  • Identify and spearhead research efforts on understanding new drug delivery technologies in the areas of targeted drug delivery and other novel drug delivery fields, and establish proof of concept for technologies for appropriate assets under development

  • Establish and leverage strategic relationships with academia and start-ups to accelerate and access emerging innovation.

  • Drive a strong innovation agenda for the team leading to publications, presentations and industry wide influence

  • Ability to wear multiple functional hats so that input into various complementary parts of the project can be managed in a rapid and localized manner


  • PhD in Pharmaceutics or Pharmaceutical Sciences or Biochemistry or Chemical Engineering or related field

  • Or B.S. /M.S. in Pharmaceutics or Pharmaceutical Sciences or Biochemistry or Chemical Engineering or related field with 10+ years of experience

Additional Skills and Preferences:

  • Background encompasses both innovation and technical development of oligos, protein, peptide, viral or cell therapeutics.

  • Prior experience developing processes and understanding basic principles and analytical techniques necessary to characterize large molecule or biological materials

  • Knowledge and understanding of (1) parenteral drug formulation development (2) parenteral manufacturing and aseptic technologies, and drug product process development

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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