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Components Scientist

Indianapolis, Indiana

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Req ID R-23769 Title Components Scientist City Indianapolis State / Province Indiana Country United States

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 35,000 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.

The Component Scientist – TSMS is responsible for providing technical support of container closure systems (e.g. glass containers, elastomeric closures, seals) to achieve the reliable and compliant manufacture of parenteral drug product in the Indianapolis Parenteral Manufacturing site.   The role will regularly interact with manufacturing process support personnel and component vendors to share learning and ensure strategies are in line with technical, quality, and regulatory guidance, while supporting business expectations.  The component scientist will also participate in troubleshooting and driving continuous improvement as it relates to container closure systems. 



  • Understand the scientific principles required for manufacturing parenteral drug products, including the interaction container closure systems on the chemistry, equipment, aseptic processes, and device functionality. 

  • Ensure that accurate instructions and technical documents describe the process as performed at Lilly and respective vendors 

  • Evaluates the impact of changes at suppliers or the local site 

  • Develop, monitor, and appropriately react to established statistically based metrics in real-time to assess process variability and capability. 

  • Understand, justify, and document the state of qualification of components with data that evaluate the capability of the manufacturing process to meet its stated purpose. 

  • Prepare, review, approve, and provide technical support for preparation of relevant technical documents as required, such as change controls, regulatory submissions, deviation investigations, qualification protocols and summary reports, processing records, procedures, process flow documents, validation master plans, annual product reviews, etc. 

  • Support and/or lead the development and implementation of process improvements to improve process control and/or productivity. 

  • Participate in development and implementation of process improvements including capital expansions and technical projects. 

  • Work within or lead cross-functional teams to implement functional objectives and deliver on business plan and quality objectives. 


Basic Qualifications 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in scientific disciplines of Material Science, Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacy, Engineering or other related field.  



  • Prefer experience in pharmaceutical manufacturing environment in any of the following associated disciplines:  TSMS, Production, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Engineering, Project Management, Development, Procurement.  


Professional Certification/License: N/A 


Additional Skills/Preferences: 

  • Ability to influence diverse groups 

  • Influences complex regulatory, business, or technical issues within the site and function 

  • Responsible for maintaining a safe work environment 

  • Builds relationships with internal and external customers and partners 

  • Interacts with regulators, customers, or other outside stakeholders on business issues in support of internal and external agency audits. 

  • Proficiency in delivering highly complex tasks and/or tasks that are highly cross-functional 

  • Strong analytical and quantitative problem solving skills 

  • Ability to communicate and influence effectively across functional groups and stakeholders 

  • Enthusiasm for changes, team spirit and flexibility  

  • Demonstrated ability to learn & apply technical/scientific knowledge 

  • Makes decisions that impact a range of standard and non-standard operational, process, project, or service activities. 

  • Gains support for ideas or positions on difficult issues. 

  • Establishes key relationships with those outside of business area. 


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.

As a condition of employment with Eli Lilly and Company and its subsidiaries in the United States and Puerto Rico, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination satisfactory to the company.  If you would like to request an accommodation for medical or religious reasons, you may do so at 

To submit resume, visit and apply to Req ID R-23769.

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.

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