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Consultant Biologist

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Eli Lilly and Company

Indianapolis, IN

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Consultant Biologist




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The Oncology Research group at Lilly Research Laboratories is looking for a talented biologist to join our team. As part of a multi-disciplinary and dynamic team of scientists, you will be responsible for assay development, target identification/validation and biomarker discovery to aide advancement of novel and early stage cancer therapeutics. Do you desire to not only work independently designing and executing high quality experiments, but also collaboratively in a flexible, cross-functional environment? Do you have strong analytical skills, with experience in accurate documentation, data analysis and presentation? If you have experience in drug discovery and cancer cell biology and a strong desire to do rewarding research that improves the lives of our patients we want you on our team.




Design and execute molecular and cell biology experiments, troubleshoot and analyze complex data in support of drug discovery projects.

Design, validation and execution of cell-based assays including ELISA, flow cytometry, immunofluorescence and high content analysis.

Basic molecular biology involving RNA, DNA and protein-based studies including but not limited to western blotting, taqman, gene expression studies etc.

Cell culture such as transient transfections, viral expression systems, stable cell line generation and use of co-culture cell systems.

Using RNAi reagents and/or CRISPR model development.

Experience with human and/or animal tissues for pharmacodynamic analysis.

Independent analysis, processing and reporting of raw data.

Excellent oral and written communication skills, and proficiency in standard Microsoft office suite programs.

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Additional Skills/Preferences:

Experience with tissue culture techniques (e.g. growing cell lines, transfections, virus infection, generation of stable cell lines, etc).

Extensive cell biology and molecular biology skills such as nucleic acid (RNA, DNA) isolation, taqman, flow cytometry, western blotting, immunoprecipitation, ELISA-based assay development and familiarity with immunofluorescence microscopy.

Experience and willingness to work with radioisotopes, lentiviruses and animal or human tissues.

Ability to work productively and to foster strong working relationship with peers and management.

Additional Information:

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.


Biologist-Oncology Research

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Basic Qualifications:

BS or MS degree in biochemistry, cellular or molecular biology, or related discipline.

Prior laboratory or research experience preferred.

Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

Company Overview:

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 39,000 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.





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Updated 05/31/2018

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Eli Lilly and Company
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Company Profile
Lilly makes medicines that help people live longer, healthier, more active lives. We were founded by Eli Lilly in 1876, and are now the 10th largest pharmaceutical company in the world. We have steadfastly remained independent, but not isolated. Across the globe, Lilly has developed productive alliances and partnerships that advance our capacity to develop innovative medicines at lower costs. Lilly is consistently ranked as one of the best companies in the world to work for, and generations of Lilly employees have sustained a culture that values excellence, integrity and respect for people.

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