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Lilly Associate Scientist in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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 Diabetes, Obesity and Complications Therapeutic Area (DOCTA) of Eli Lilly and Company, focuses on the discovery of biologic, small molecule, and genetic therapeutics for the treatment of diabetes, obesity, and associated complications.

We are seeking a skilled, motivated, and versatile individual who can help to build a highly collaborative, successful drug discovery and development team in the Obesity research group in Boston. The successful candidate will use a strong cell culture background and complementary wet laboratory experience to play a critical role in supporting end-to-end discovery efforts and established pipeline projects with an emphasis on anti-obesity therapeutics. The candidate will be responsible for setting up critical capabilities in the laboratory setting and working with other scientists within and across departments to achieve project and department goals.

Are you looking for your next career opportunity in Obesity? Apply today to join the Lilly Team!

Key responsibilities include :

  • Plan and independently carry out in vitro experiments to evaluate targets/pathways, proof of concepts and mechanism of action in obesity/diabetes and its associated complications.

  • Build out robust cellular models, using human or mammalian, immortalized, primary or induced pluripotent stem cell lines.

  • Perform molecular and biochemical assessments (including qPCR, ELISA, Western blot but not limited to) on in vitro and ex vivo samples in collaboration with colleagues in other departments.

  • Function independently, work within a team-oriented lab environment, and work within cross-functional project teams.

  • Requirement for accurate record keeping, independent data analysis, and reporting of data in written and oral formats. Will perform work in full compliance with Lilly Research Policies and complete all required training activities in the timeframe specified.

Minimum qualifications:

  • B.S. and/or M.S. in biology or a closely related field with 2+ years of laboratory experience.

Additional Skills/Preferences

  • Extensive experience working with human or mammalian cell culture.

  • Proven ability in developing cellular models.

  • Background in cellular and molecular biology of skeletal and/or cardiac muscle is a huge plus.

  • Prior work with 3D organoids / engineered tissue models and/or co-culture system would be a plus.

  • Demonstrated ability to work on cross-functional teams and projects.

  • Strong communication skills and experience presenting data in a team environment.

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 ( LillyRecruitingCompliance@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.

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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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