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Lilly Postdoctoral Research Scientist-Toxicology-FDE in Indianapolis, Indiana

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.

At Lilly, we believe that scientific innovation is critical to ensure the future success of drug discovery and development. With this, we strategically invest in scientific innovations that have the potential to improve our ability to deliver medical interventions. A key area of investment in our innovation strategy is directed at improving animal-to-human experimental translatability in both the efficacy and safety arena. We are committed to the development and application of innovative translational models for human disease and safety.

With this innovative spirit, the laboratories of Cellular and Molecular Toxicology in partnership with Diabetes and Complications therapeutic area at Lilly in Indianapolis, Indiana have an immediate opening for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to establish and qualify state-of-the-art liver and kidney microphysiological systems (MPS, organs-on-a-chip).

Are you passionate about the science and looking to learn and contribute at a high level? This is an exciting opportunity to be a part of innovative and impactful research. Come be part of our winning team!


  • Specifically, this scientist will have responsibility for establishing normal and disease state renal MPS and advancement of our hepatic MPS platforms. Organ system characterization, qualification and translatability will be tested using a vast collection of preclinical small and large molecule legacy data. Output from this research will be used to advance internal drug discovery and development approaches while impacting the broader scientific community through high impact publications.

  • Ultimately, these MPS will be utilized to improve translation of scientific findings from preclinical models to human clinical systems.

This unique cross-functional position will benefit from a matrix laboratory and bioinformatic environment with access to scientists and research associates from across different fields of drug discovery and development. Lilly’s newly expanded post-doctoral research program offers an inclusive and attractive environment for peer-group interactions.

Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD degree within biology, cellular or molecular biochemistry, physiology, toxicology or related fields.

Additional Skills/Preferences:

  • Strong experience with (i) human primary cell culture and stem-cells (iPSC) for liver and kidney studies, (ii) 3D models and/or (iii) MPS or organ-on-a-chip technologies preferred.

  • Experience using basic biochemical and molecular biology techniques and fluorescent imaging is critical to the success of the proposed research.

  • Knowledge of bioinformatics is an advantage.

  • Independent research skills such as designing, executing and interpreting experiments, as demonstrated by previous publications along with excellent written and presentation skills.

Additional Information:

  • This position is not permanent. It is for a fixed term position up to a maximum of 4 years.

Lilly embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We are committed to building a team with a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and scientific skill sets.

Eli Lilly and Company, Lilly USA, LLC and our wholly owned subsidiaries (collectively “Lilly”) are committed to help individuals with disabilities to participate in the workforce and ensure equal opportunity to compete for jobs. If you require an accommodation to submit a resume for positions at Lilly, please email Lilly Human Resources ( ) for further assistance. Please note This email address is intended for use only to request an accommodation as part of the application process. Any other correspondence will not receive a response.

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.

At Lilly we strive to ensure our employees are part of a team that cares about them and our shared purpose of making life better for those around the world. How do we do this? We continue to look for ways to include, innovate, accelerate and deliver while maintaining integrity, excellence and respect for people.​ We hope that you seek to join us on our journey as we create medicine and deliver improved outcomes for patients across the globe!