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Director - Data Strategy and Digital Transformation

Eli Lilly and Company
San Diego, California
Start date
Jun 4, 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.

The Biotechnology Discovery Research group located in both San Diego and Indianapolis discovers medicines that address significant unmet needs by integrating biology with innovative scientific capabilities in protein engineering and computational sciences.  We collaborate with colleagues in both the discovery and development organizations, including scientists in therapeutic area biology, biomolecule formulation and developability, ADME, Toxicology, PK/PD, Statistics, Computational Sciences, Advanced Analytics, Information Technology, Software Development, Clinical Development, and more. Our team has more than 25 years of experience discovering and developing antibody, protein, and peptide therapeutics. We combine our rich expertise in protein engineering with the latest computational biology, ranging from in silico predictions of protein properties to select the best hits to de novo design of novel protein therapeutics.

Our team is seeking a motivated scientist with a background in digital biotherapeutic discovery research to join us and accelerate development of our next generation digital platform so that we can better serve patients with unmet medical needs!


  • Lead our ongoing data capture initiatives in partnership with discovery scientists, data scientists, computational scientists, and information technology colleagues.

  • Continue to optimize workflows and digital tools supporting biotherapeutic discovery and engineering platforms.

  • Partner with computational scientists to enable in silico biotherapeutic discovery and optimization using bioinformatics and/or AI/ML methods.

  • Organize and present strategies and data to support decisions to leadership and cross-functional teams.

  • Align local data strategy and infrastructure with enterprise solutions, including establishing appropriate governance and change management processes and documentation.

  • Influence and align digital transformation efforts of key strategic partners (including therapeutic areas, ADME, PK/PD, other discovery and development organizations) with local efforts.

  • Stay current with emerging technologies by continuously monitoring vendor offerings, reviewing the literature, attending meetings and conferences, and maintaining a broad professional network.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in protein engineering, protein biochemistry, protein biophysics, molecular biology, protein structural biology, or related field.

  • 5+ years of experience in biotherapeutic discovery research with a strong background in digital transformation efforts in a pharmaceutical or biotechnology setting.

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Comprehensive knowledge in antibody discovery and biologics drug discovery research, protein sciences, and SAR is preferred.

  • Strong background in data sciences and/or ML/AI modeling is highly desired.

  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, collaborate and function in a fast-paced environment.

  • Ability to partner with cross-functional colleagues across geographies.

  • Commitment to foster diverse and inclusive environments.

  • Attention to detail and critical thinking.  Able to prioritize work and meet target timelines.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Self-motivated and strong work ethic.

  • Desire and commitment to continued learning.

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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