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Automation Scientist United States,  

Lilly (company)

Posted on : 01 May 2017

Project Description

Automation Scientist
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 39,000 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.
Due to a strategic commitment to the growth of biotherapeutics within the Lilly portfolio, a small group focused on the development and support of automation is being formed. Bioproduct Research & Development is a multidisciplinary organization, focused on the development and commercialization of monoclonal antibodies, novel therapeutic proteins and peptides. These efforts are maximized through the collaborative activities of scientists at our Indianapolis with partners in discovery and manufacturing, taking full advantage of our scientific excellence and engineering capabilities in drug substance, analytical and drug product / device development, coupled with the integrated operational strategy of the biotherapeutic discovery, development and manufacturing organizations. If you are interested in being considered for employment with a Best in Class  Pharmaceutical company, please review the following opportunity:

The scientist/engineer is responsible for identifying automation opportunities, assessing available technologies and implementing, developing these technologies and supporting others seeking to leverage use of the automation tools available. The scientist/engineer is also responsible for working collaboratively with a wide array of scientists, engineers and automation experts from many disciplines, leading / supporting organization initiatives, and providing internal influence on the use of automation in a laboratory setting. It is preferred that the scientist/engineer should have some background in SQL-Server, SQL, Python, R, Visual Basic, and/or Oracle or other database or data-parsing programming tools.

The responsibilities for this role will include:
  • Oversee maintenance of automation equipment and execution of current automation workflows
  • Collaborate with analytical and formulation scientists and process engineers to develop and optimize information and material workflows and identify additional opportunities to leverage available in-house automation
  • Write programs to improve the functionality and capabilities of automation equipment
  • Create or support database creation and maintenance to enable automated data transfer from physical automation to appropriate databases in conjunction with Lilly IT staff
  • Keep abreast of automation technologies in industry and assess potential uses in BioProduct Research and Development
  • Educate scientists on uses of automation in laboratory setting for routine sample preparation and automated assays in Development
  • Collaborate with other automation groups in BR&D to harmonize and optimize automation efforts and workflows
  • Bachelors in Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Computer Sciences or related field
  • 2+ year of experience in automated technologies
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position
  • Experience/ knowledge with automated systems, including programming and improving complex systems
  • Able to independently contribute through development and optimization of automation technologies
  • Must be able to work productively in an interdisciplinary team environment
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Basic understanding and experience with at least one relevant computer coding language (Python, R, SQL, Visual Basic, etc)
  • Experience/knowledge of analytical assays for bioproducts
  • Well versed in handling computer software and hardware challenges
  • Experience with Tecan, Hamilton, Unchained Labs (Freeslate) or similar automated laboratory systems
  • Demonstrated technical / scientific skills; applied to problem-solving
  • Experience working with third party/ contract organizations
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.

Lilly credits its exceptional employees for its successes, and knows the key to ongoing achievement lies in attracting and retaining the best people. A company rich in heritage, Lilly employs individuals, conducts research and markets products worldwide. By providing for the unmet needs of our customers through a continuous stream of innovation, we will outgrow all competitors.

Lilly earns consistent and wide recognition for creating an exceptional work environment:
  • Business Week magazine 50 Best Places To Launch A Career!"
  • FORTUNE America s Most Admired Companies!"
  • FORTUNE 50 Best Companies for Minorities!"
  • Working Mother 100 Best Companies for Working Mothers!"
  • Industry Week magazine 100 Best-Managed Companies!"
  • Business Ethics magazine 100 Best Corporate Citizens!"
  • Science magazine Best Companies for Scientists!"


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