Research Scientist

Eli Lilly - Fort Dodge, IA4.2

Full-timeEstimated: $73,000 - $100,000 a year
Position Description:
The Clinical Laboratory Research/Senior Research Scientist is responsible for supporting ongoing clinical studies by planning, organizing and conducting laboratory experiments as well as thoroughly documenting and preparing laboratory data for statistical analysis in support of clinical trials. In addition, the Research/Senior Research Scientist will be responsible for identifying and applying new technologies and innovations to update the capabilities of the clinical laboratory. Prefer candidates with experience in assay design and validation in a GLP setting.

The following are functions, duties or tasks that are performed independently and able to coach/train other peers by a Research/Senior Research Scientist at the R1/R2 Job Level:

Work with the Sponsor and Study Manager to determine project requirements
Identify and develop new viral/bacterial culture methodologies and analytical methods
Develop and review protocols and sample analysis plans
Approve validation methods and reviews sample analysis data
Identify scientific issues or scope changes within the study
Independently reviews and approves raw data
Lead troubleshooting to enable completion of studies
Reviews and approve laboratory data packages for scientific accuracy and completeness.
Provides technical support as needed
Plans, prioritizes, and manages workload for large and complex projects
Maintain infrastructure of laboratory and an organized, clean and safe working environment
Evaluate and incorporate new laboratory equipment, innovation and techniques
Prepare SOPs/working procedures
Work according to external and internal guidelines (e.g. SOP’s, GxP, HSE, AW)
Comply with quality systems and standards (e.g. no critical findings at internal or external audits)

Laboratory Technical Skills:
Assay design and validation
Cell culture, both primary and continuous cell lines
Viral/Bacterial Titrations
Viral/Bacterial Re-isolations
Serum neutralization assays
Perform viral neutralization assays
Hemagglutination Assay
Hemagglutination Inhibition Assay
Immunofluorescences Assay
Growth Kinetics Studies
Optimization Studies
Western Blot
Calculate dilutions require to hit target titers
Embryonated egg work

Company Overview

Elanco is a global research-based company that develops and delivers product and services to enhance animal health and production. We value innovation, both in scientific research and daily operations, and strive to cultivate a collaborative work environment for more than 7,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1954, Elanco is a division of Lilly. Our worldwide headquarters and research facilities are in Greenfield, Indiana.

Basic Qualifications

PhD in biology, microbiology, immunology, animal science or related scientific discipline
Minimum of 3 years of experience in a laboratory setting

Additional Information

  • Relocation package may be provided to eligible candidates
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.

Additional Skills/Preferences

Excellent knowledge of GLP and OECD regulations
Thorough understanding clinical laboratory of study design, execution and operations
Proven interpersonal skills with demonstrated expertise while working in teams
Good presentation skills and scientific/technical writing skills

RegionNorth America


CityFort Dodge
Job Expires