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Post Doctoral Scientist-FDE

Post Doctoral Scientist-FDE
San Diego
United States
North America
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
The Post Doctoral Scientist is responsible for conducting basic and applied research as an individual contributor at the Lilly Biotechnology Center as a member of the Elanco Target Generation Team. The primary research will be therapeutic antibody engineering focused within neuroscience with the goal of multiple applications in animal health. A strong foundation in molecular biology techniques as well as exposure to and demonstration of in vivo model design and execution will be required to proactively search for solutions in this discovery driven team.

Key Objectives/Deliverables
  • Construct and execute experiments to test hypotheses for therapeutic targets underlying animal health conditions.
  • Engineer antibodies for animal health therapeutics.
  • Openly share knowledge and key learnings.
  • Develop, refine, and transfer in vitro and in vivo assays capable of screening therapeutic candidates. Efficiently and effectively manage project deliverables to provide support for multiple projects at multiple phases.
  • Generates, interprets, troubleshoots and effectively communicates (both in writing and orally) analytical information to team members, project leader, and management.
  • Maintains awareness of molecular biology, assays, and pharmaceutical industry trends.
  • Demonstrates proficiency at data reporting, interpretation, and trending.
  • Demonstrates good documentation skills with regard to raw data recording and protocol authouring.
  • PhD degree in immunology, structural biology, or molecular biology or related scientific discipline and/or M.D or D.V.M.
  • Excellent communication skills and willingness to interact with laboratory personnel, contractors and management.
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems and identify solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team
  • Occasional travel per business need (mainly US).
  • This position is not permanent. It is for a fixed duration of two years with potential to extend annually for up to 4 years.
  • 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.