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Advisor - PK/PD and Pharmacometrics Research

Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, Indiana
Start date
Apr 12, 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.

We are the Global Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacometrics Department at Lilly, and we're looking for top talent to join our team! The scientists in the department of PK/PD & Pharmacometrics are the functional leaders throughout the value chain from preclinical lead molecule identification to clinical post-drug approval. We work with the goal of identifying and developing the right drug with the right dose for the right patient and living the model-informed drug research and development (MIDD) paradigm. Our organization is looking for a dynamic and driven scientist who is able to:

  • Provide PK/PD/Pharmacometric and scientific leadership to project teams to support the selection of the right target, molecule, dose, patient population, and development strategies. You will apply the appropriate PK/PD and pharmacometric approaches to translate from preclinical to the clinical setting by integrating data from multiple teams.
  • Expect and understand the high-level issues affecting the drug discovery/development process and help derive at effective solutions. Support decision-making through collaboration on cross-functional teams.
  • Develop PK/PD sections of program and product team plans as project leader.
  • Lead and support the preparation and delivery of Phase I, II, and III study protocols, analysis plans, data analysis and interpretation, and study reports.
  • Responsible for preparation of relevant INDs, IBs, CTDs and other regulatory documents for development and registration of new drugs and line extensions across multiple geographies. This may involve direct interaction with FDA, EMA, PMDA and other regulatory agencies.
  • Provide coaching and mentoring to other scientists within the department and in other areas as well as interact, teach and collaborate with academia.
  • Represent the group to increase visibility externally, through key publications, active leadership in key scientific organizations, industry trade groups, or consortia.

Are you looking to join a dynamic company striving to improve the lives of people around the world? We are looking for team members who have the passion, curiosity, creativity, and persistence to affect change and deliver results. This role applies scientific and technical expertise to influence and apply model-informed drug discovery and development.

We are looking for someone who has deep expertise from industry, regulatory, or academia with exposure to industry. Whether you are a new grad or a senior scientist, consider joining Lilly to advance one of the strongest pipelines in the industry! Our desire to make an impact in patients' lives drives our work. We can't wait for you to apply and join the Lilly family!

Basic Qualifications:
  • PhD and/or MD in relevant scientific field such as biological/pharmaceutical sciences, bioengineering or related field or
  • MS in relevant scientific field with at least 10 years of applicable experience

Additional Skills/Qualifications:
  • Communicate effectively and with confidence
  • Excellent understanding of clinical pharmacology (PK, PD and pharmacometrics) principles.

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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