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Company: Eli Lilly and Company

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 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.

About Eli Lilly’s Postdoctoral Scientist Program

When it comes to research and development, our goal is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that make life better for people around the world. It’s challenging, expensive and often filled with failure. But even when we fail, we advance medical science and understanding by learning more about diseases, biology and chemistry – ultimately bringing new solutions one step closer to reality. Over the course of our history, we have shed light on some of the toughest health care problems known to man – diabetes, heart disease, infectious diseases, neuroscience disorders, cancer and more. We could not pursue this without our R&D team. Postdoctoral scientists help us continue this pursuit. During your experience you will get:

  • Top industry research experience
  • Mentoring by some of Lilly’s top scientists
  • Laboratory and classroom training and education to further your development
  • Collaboration and networking across dozens of postdoctoral scientists and other researchers

Are you looking to make a significant difference by contributing to the understanding of pancreatic β-cell biology? Apply today to join the Lilly Team!

We are seeking an ambitious post-doctoral scientist with strong research and communication skills to join highly visible research projects in the Diabetes and Complications Therapeutic Area. Your work will contribute to the development of novel therapies addressing pancreatic islet dysfunction in diabetes. In this role, you will:

  • Carry out competitive and innovative research in the area of the pancreatic β-cell biology.
  • Advance molecular understanding of transcriptional regulation to control β-cell regenerative capacity and to preserve β-cell function and identity.
  • Characterize epigenetic and transcriptional regulatory networks in pancreatic β-cells that enhance cell regeneration and function.
  • Play a key role in the discovery of innovative approaches to target pancreatic β-cells through collaborative research programs with Lilly colleagues and academic investigators.
  • Identify important areas of need across preclinical diabetes target discovery and champion creative solutions to address those needs.
  • Maintain external awareness and contacts to benefit the organization.
  • Present findings at conferences and publish in high quality peer-reviewed journals.

Basic Qualifications

  • PhD in life science related field

Additional Skills/Preferences

If you are described with these skills, you could be a great fit for the role:

  • Extensive scientific background in the pancreatic islet and β-cell biology
  • Prior experience in the field of transcription factor biology and with genetically modified mouse models
  • Self-directed and highly motivated individual who wants to learn new techniques while continually pursuing research and publication goals.
  • Excellent communicator (oral and written) with presentation experience, along with a strong publication record.
  • Proficient in data analysis and reporting
  • Strong background in molecular biology and protein biochemistry and proficiency in mammalian cell culture

Additional Information

This position is not permanent. It is for a fixed duration of two years with potential to extend to 3 years. You will have opportunities to apply for full time positions after your duration is complete.

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.

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Our employee resource groups (ERGs) offer strong support networks for their members and help our company develop talented individuals for future leadership roles. Our current groups include: Africa, Middle East, Central Asia Network, African American Network, Chinese Culture Network, Early Career Professionals, Japanese International Leadership Network (JILN), Lilly India Network, Organization of Latinos at Lilly, PRIDE (LGBTQ + Allies), Veterans Leadership Network, Women’s Network, Working and Living with Disabilities. Learn more about all of our groups.


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