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Req ID 353BR
Title Research Scientist - Information Technology
City Indianapolis
Position Locale Local / Onsite
Location Details Lilly Corporate Center
Company Overview

Eli Lilly and Company has been dedicated to meeting the health care needs of people in the United States and around the world. We address these needs primarily by developing innovative medicines—investing a higher percentage of our sales in research and development than any other major pharmaceutical company. If you are interested in being considered for employment with a “Best in Class” Pharmaceutical company, please review the following opportunity.


LRL IT provides the Lilly Research Labs (LRL) community with advanced software and data solutions, informatics capabilities and analytic support.  The informatics group partners with scientists throughout the company to leverage advanced informatics, provide insights and contribute to the advancement of Lilly’s future medicines.

The successful candidate for this role will

  • Develop and apply systems biology approaches to support target identification, patient tailoring, mechanistic characterization or compound repositioning efforts.

·   Integrate data from public and internal resourcesfor analysis of results from ‘omics experiments.


·Represent LRL IT informatics on cross-functional teams, and effectively collaborate with other groups in biology, chemistry, statistics and patient tailoring.


·Identify and implement new technologies / capabilities.

Basic Qualifications
  • Ph.D. in Computational Biology, Chemistry or Biophysics, Computer Science, or related field.

  • 2+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical or biotech industries or postdoctoral experience in a collaborative life science environment

  • Deep knowledge of bioinformatics and its public-domain resources for genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics. 
  •  Foundational knowledge of statistics, relational databases (SQL) and data integration tools / technologies

  • Highly experienced with C++ or R/Bioconductor and working experience with interpreted languages such as Perl, Ruby, etc.

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

Additional Skills/Preferences
  • Foundational knowledge of cheminformatics. 
  • Semantic technologies (RDF/OWL), RESTful web services, XML. 
  • Working experience in Next Generation Sequencing data management and analysis.
Additional Information


Job Category:

Healthcare/Life Sciences

Career Level:

Mid Career (2+ years of experience)

Job Type:

Full Time/Permanent