Chemist Job Listing at Eli Lilly in Indianapolis, IN (Job ID 9900BR)

Eli Lilly

Location: Indianapolis, IN
Application deadline: May 05, 2014
Type: Full-time
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Salary Range: Not specified
Number of Jobs: 1
Relocation Available: No
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Job Description:

Company Overview

Lilly is the 10th largest pharmaceutical company in the world, and has been creating medicines that help improve peoples' quality of life for more than 135 years. Across the globe, we are a leader in investing in research and development and we also invest in our employees – in competitive salaries, training and development, and health.

The pharmaceutical industry is a complex, rapidly changing environment and we are looking for highly capable leaders to help us continue bringing innovation to patients.

If you are interested in being considered for employment at Lilly, we encourage you to review the following opportunity.

The Discovery Chemistry Research & Technology division of Lilly Research Laboratories supports small molecule drug discovery efforts from target identification though clinical candidate selection. Utilizing contemporary concepts in state-of-the-art medicinal chemistry strategies, the chemistry division is responsible for the design and synthesis of molecules which seek to optimize biological activity and ADME/toxicology properties. We are seeking recent B.S./M.S. graduates in the area of synthetic organic chemistry. Qualified individuals will be technically independent in the setting up and execution of organic reactions, as well as the purification, characterization and identification of products. Strong communication skills are essential.

Key Objectives/Deliverables:

Perform Compound Synthesis, Purification and Characterization under the direction of senior scientific staff:

o Independently set up and execute a variety of organic chemistry reactions, including those with air sensitive and hygroscopic reagents.
o Perform routine purification of synthetic intermediates and final products utilizing techniques such as TLC, HPLC, flash chromatography and other related methods.
o Characterize reaction products by NMR, MS and other routine methods.
o Rigorously document laboratory experimentation and employ safe laboratory practices.
o Design and execute multi-step synthetic routes towards targeted compounds.

Participate in an integrated, multi-disciplinary, drug discovery research team:

o Actively contribute to a high quality research laboratory.
o Integrate emerging computational design technologies, automation chemistry, and biophysical methods (eg. TDF, SPR, X-ray) into drug discovery.
o Demonstrate strong oral and written communication skills.
Basic Qualifications:

• B.S. in Organic Chemistry with 2-5 years industrial experience in a synthetic organic or medicinal chemistry setting or M.S. in Organic/Medicinal Chemistry with 0-3 years experience in a synthetic or medicinal chemistry setting.
• Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Eli Lilly and Company does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B status) for this employment position.

Additional Skills/Preferences:

• Strong academic performance.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
• Ability to work well independently, as well as in local and global team environments.

Additional Information:

Lilly is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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