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Scientific Director - Drug Delivery and Injection Physiology

Employer
Eli Lilly and Company
Location
Indianapolis, Indiana
Start date
May 21, 2024

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Discipline
Science/R&D, Pharmacology
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

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.

The Drug Delivery and New Product Innovation group within Lilly’s DDCS (Delivery and Device Connected Solution) function studies physiological barriers across various routes of administration to apply and create novel patient centric drug delivery solutions.   With a broad focus to develop injection device platforms and novel delivery devices to improve patient care, the group focuses in serving as a center of excellence in the following areas:

  • Injection physiology and new device ideation

  • Novel routes of administration/new modalities

  • Drug delivery of new modalities (such as nucleic acid therapeutics), monoclonal antibodies, synthetic peptides, and small molecules

  • Digital biomarkers and nanomedicine

Position Responsibilities:

  • Building foundational knowledgebase in the area of injection physiology interface for different routes of administration (subcutaneous, intradermal, Intrathecal, and intracochlear, orally ingestible injection devices) to optimize drug delivery of various modalities (biologics, viral vectors, small molecules) to inform product development

  • Ownership to advance drug delivery technologies through feasibility studies using knowledge from injection physiology interface and drug delivery

  • Lead small team of scientists and engineers to increase fundamental knowledge base for subcutaneous drug delivery and other novel routes of administration.

  • Understand, inform, and support the drug delivery and device strategy

  • Oversee, design, and execute preclinical and clinical studies to increase fundamental knowledge and/or inform delivery and/or delivery device /design based on PK, dose, and ADME information.

  • Develop strategy and build capabilities (logistical and toolbox) to enable early phase platform/delivery through clinical trials

  • Build strategic cross functional relationships within MIH and across all TA/BU to ensure early integration and support for combination product development

  • Identify, evaluate, and monitor external delivery technologies in the device and nanomedicine space, build business case, and drive appropriate partnerships

  • Serve as technical advisor for innovation project teams to ensure technical rigor and considerations

  • Effectively summarize and communicate strategy, progress, and risks to internal and external stakeholders, including executive committee members

Minimum Requirements:

  • PhD in pharmaceutical science/molecular medicine/drug delivery with at least 12 years of experience (industry preffered).

  • Experience in Formulation, drug delivery, and injection systems biology.

  • Hands-on experience 5+ years in ADME science with experience in overseeing translational studies (preclinical)

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Desire and ability to coach/mentor emerging talent

  • Clear communication skills and the ability to be an inclusive leader/colleague in a highly interdisciplinary environment

  • Hands on experience designing and executing in vivo animal studies, data analysis,

  • Effective technical writing, verbal communication, and presentation skills

  • Data driven decision making skills

  • Ability to build cross functional relationships and communicate across various disciplines.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and balance technical and business needs.

  • Ability to lead cross functional teams outside of direct reporting structure

  • Ability to work effectively with external partners

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 ( Lilly_Recruiting_Compliance@lists.lilly.com ) 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.

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Company

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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Location
893 S Delaware St
Indianapolis
Indiana
46285
United States

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