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Student Opportunities – Visiting Scientist Fellowship

Discover And Advance
Your Full Potential

Lilly’s Visiting Scientist Fellowship program exposes Pharm.D., M.D. and relevant Ph.D. or master’s degree graduates to a myriad of pharmaceutical functions and experiences, providing hands-on involvement with the drug development process. As a fellow, you will use your skills to make a positive impact on global patient care and medicine development. With many innovative molecules in our development pipeline, there’s never been a better time to join Lilly.

The fellowship is a unique one-year, post-graduate program. You’ll be assigned to one department, yet work closely with other areas, enabling you to learn about medical, marketing, regulatory, and many other facets of drug development. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to discover and develop the next generation of drugs that will improve patients’ lives.

Application
and Selection Process

To qualify, you must have completed a Pharm.D., M.D., or relevant Ph.D. or master’s degree by June 2021 but, not earlier than May 2018. Register for our webinar series to gain insights on the application process and the fellowship experience from fellows, alumni, and HR.

Candidates may request a screening interview between September 14th and October 16th. Qualified candidates will receive an email inviting them to submit a formal application and participate in a screening interview. The screening process includes up to three virtual events between October 25th and October 31st, to include one 30-minute interview in Microsoft Teams and two invite-only receptions in our Virtual Lilly platform via WebEx. Top candidates from the screening process will be invited and provided directions to participate in virtual second-round interviews during early to mid -November. The final selection process is expected to be completed by mid-December.

For more general information, please download our general information brochure. You can also see detailed position openings in our webinar slides and our Visiting Scientist Brochure.
Please Email vsf@lilly.com with any questions.

Employee Profile: Visiting Science Fellows

From the collegial atmosphere to the great impact you can have every day, two Visiting Scientist Fellows outline everything they like about the program.

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Scientist Elizabeth B.

The Visiting Scientist program provided me with the opportunity to learn about drug development and regulatory science through experiential learning. It was a rewarding fellowship, which shaped my career aspirations as a pharmacist and as a scientist.”

Elizabeth B., Pharm.D. 1996 Fellow – Purdue University, Senior Director, Project Management – Research/Development
Scientist Anokhi P.

The Visiting Scientist Fellowship has provided me with a unique opportunity to engage as an active member in the pharmaceutical industry. The program and its leaders are fully committed to equipping fellows with the knowledge and tools needed to be successful during their fellowship and throughout their careers.”

Anokhi P., Pharm.D., MBA 2014 Fellow – Drake University, Associate Brand Manager – Payer Marketing
Scientist Brian C.

As a pharmacist who is particularly interested in the commercial space, I found that few fellowships provide the opportunity to apply my clinical knowledge in the strategic development of a novel drug. This ultimately ensures that patient care needs are aligned with the business strategy.”

Brian C., Pharm.D. 2014 Fellow – University of Southern California, Consultant – Global Pricing, Reimbursement and Access

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