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Associate Biologist - Neuroscience In Vivo

Employer
Eli Lilly and Company
Location
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Start date
Jun 14, 2024

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Discipline
Science/R&D, Biology, Neuroscience
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
Hotbed
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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.

Organization 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. #WeAreLilly

Responsibilities:

Lilly is passionate about the discovery, development and commercialization of potential new medicines that will impact and improve the lives of patients. Our Neuroscience Next Generation Therapeutics team is an innovation-focused organization striving to identify, develop and apply the most cutting-edge technologies to deliver maximum benefit to our patients. Are you looking to be part of a growing, driven team where you will help to progress new therapeutic approaches toward clinical development and commercialization? Oligonucleotide-based therapies and other novel modalities represent an existing avenue of research toward development of the next generation of therapies.

The Next Generation Therapeutics group is a newly formed team with a focus on using novel therapeutic modalities to deliver medicines for chronic pain and neurodegenerative disorders. The group, based at our Cambridge Innovation Center in Kendall square, will work with internal and external partners to identify, and deliver new novel therapies into patients at speed. The team is seeking experienced and inspiring scientists to join our fast-paced, interdisciplinary team as we leverage innovative RNA/oligonucleotide/gene and genomic based therapeutics to enhance our portfolio.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:
  • Work with project team leads to design and plan live-phase experiments to support the preclinical characterization and evaluation of novel therapeutic molecules, and provide scientific expertise in study conduct, design, and interpretation.

  • Work in close collaboration and maintain excellent communication with external CROs to ensure CROs deliver the highest quality science and animal welfare, through regular virtual meetings and intermittent in-person visit to the sites.

  • Work closely with CROs operations to manage and ensure regular supplies of resources to support in vivo studies for high priority programs.

  • Support technology development for improving the delivery of novel therapeutics to regions of interest in the central and peripheral nervous system.

  • Collaborate and provide the necessary support to associates and team leaders to maximize team performance.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelors/Master's degree in neuroscience or related fields

  • 2+ years of industry or CRO related experience is required

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Hands-on competencies in designing and executing in vivo pharmacological experiments across neuroscience indications in both large and/or small animal species is highly preferred. 

  • Extensive knowledge of brain and spinal cord anatomy is essential.

  • Familiarity with designing PK/PD assays is highly preferred.

  • Extensive knowledge of drug delivery in key CNS/PNS regions in animal models (rodents/non-human primates) via intrathecal route is preferred.

  • Experience in developing and working with neuroscience-relevant in vivo models and assays to support drug discovery programs.

  • Expert knowledge of the relevant key literature on in vivo methods and assays.

  • Strong expertise in CSF/plasma collection and CNS tissue dissection and processing.

  • Strong problem solving and time management skills with interest in working in an exciting, extremely fast-paced environment.

  • Able to work independently as well as within a flexible team-oriented environment.

  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral and demonstrated efficiency in collaborating cross-functionally.

  • Strong operational skills including exceptional organizational skills and performing multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Experience in RNAi/gene therapy discovery is preferred but not required.

Additional Information:

  • Travel 5-10%

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.

#WeAreLilly

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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