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Lilly Research Scientist-PK/PD 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.

Responsibilities :

At Lilly, we unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. The ADME group is responsible for evaluating the preclinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of diverse therapeutic drug candidates. Due to a strategic dedication to the growth of biotechnology, we are seeking a PK/PD scientist to contribute in a team environment as we leverage diverse analytical tools to characterize factors influencing the absorption, disposition, and pharmacodynamic properties of biologic therapeutics in development as drug candidates. Do you have a passion for identifying and solving scientific issues independently and within teams? Do you have experience with PK/PD or PBPK modeling and a desire to apply these skills to drug discovery and development? We need your skillset on our team.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Function as a project leader in a multidisciplinary team environment with primary focus on the discovery and development of biotechnology drugs.

  • Integrate pharmacokinetics and PK/PD with discovery biology to define structure activity relationships guiding engineering strategies and optimization of therapeutics.

  • Interact across groups and teams, regulatory agencies, and functional groups within drug disposition.

  • Design, conduct, interpret and report study results.

  • Communicate scientific data, both internally and in the scientific community

Basic Qualifications :

  • Ph.D. in Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics or a related discipline in Pharmaceutical Sciences

  • Experience in PK/PD modeling preferred

Additional Skills/Preferences :

  • Experience using software such as WinNonlin, NONMEM, R, SimCYP or MATLAB.

  • Industry (pharma, biotech, CRO, etc.) experience with PK/PD or PBPK modeling of monoclonal antibodies, peptides/proteins or fusion proteins.

  • Understanding of immunoassay and/or LC/MS methodology.

  • Experience with drug development and knowledge of regulatory processes.

  • Prior experience working in an interdisciplinary team.

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!