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Research Associate(Biology/Biochemistry) - Contractor

Discovery Solutions is seeking job seekers for a contract position with one of our customers, Lilly, a leading pharmaceutical company headquartered in Indianapolis, IN.

Branchburg, NJ

Monday to Friday                   
8:00am to 5:30pm


  • Conduct experiments to identify and validate drug targets. 
  • Support assay design, optimization, validation, and data analyses.
  • Design and execute molecular and cell biology experiments. 
  • Troubleshoot and analyze complex data in support of drug discovery projects. 
  • Presentation of results and conclusions both orally and written. 

Lilly employees embrace Operational Excellence in everything we do, to achieve our mission of Making Medicine with Safety First & Quality Always;  following our common purpose under TEAM Lilly and our Manufacturing Standards under the strict code of conduct guided by our Red Book assuring data integrity in all we do in order to deliver a reliable supply of medicine for people around the world.

Position Brand Description:

Conduct routine and non-routine analyses of in-process materials, raw materials, environmental/water samples, finished goods and stability samples by appropriate biochemical methods as assigned by supervisor. Perform routine QC responsibilities as needed. 
Apply acceptable cGMP practices during execution of all work tasks. Work independently with moderate supervisory guidance.

Key Obiectives/Deliverables:

Manage for Results /Strategic Planning:

1.Perform routine QC responsibilities as assigned by supervisor such as (as applicable):

  • Conduct routine and non-routine analyses of test articles as assigned by supervisor by appropriate biochemical methods such as: SDS-PAGE, HPLC, CESDS, ELISA, Cell Based Bioassay, etc.

  • Demonstrate initiative to perform routine QC responsibilities such as sample coordination, lab equipment maintenance, QC document management, QC inventory control and reconciliation of sample requests/documents as needed.

  • Monitor laboratory equipment for temperature and conformance to specifications.

  • Apply acceptable cGMP practices during execution of all work tasks.

  • Work independently with minimal supervisory guidance. Exhibit strong teamwork skills.

  • Update supervisor of progress at scheduled intervals. Seek additional guidance as needed.

  • Use scientific expertise to provide assistance for troubleshooting, laboratory investigations and problem resolution.

  • Suggest process improvements to QC management.  

  • Perform assay data review.

2.Perform independent assignments such as:

  • Compile data and prepare graphs for documentation of test procedures and preparation of reports.

  • Conduct document reviews, author standard operating procedures (SOPs), and assay review.

  • Lead special projects such as method validation, troubleshooting, optimization, and investigations.

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. 

Being on a temporary contractor assignment at Lilly means working in an innovative culture where you have the opportunity to support the work of thousands of others around the globe dedicated to improving the lives of others. 

Lilly discovers and brings life-changing medicines to those who need them, improves the understanding and management of disease, and gives back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. 

Eli Lilly passionately promotes food security and fosters the human-animal bond to enrich the lives of its customers and the customers they serve as well. Our values: integrity, excellence, respect for people. Greater than 90% of workers rate their Lilly assignment as above average or excellent.

  • Vaccination against COVID-19 is a requirement of the position

Education Requirements:

  • BS or MS in a related science such as a Biology or Biochemistry is required.

Basic Requirements:

  • BS requires 3-5 years and MS requires 1-3 years of previous related experience.
  • Good working knowledge of cGMP regulations is required.
  • Ability to work independently with moderate supervisory guidance.
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills. 
  • Attentive to detail. 
  • Good computer skills.

Other Information:

Travel not required.
Lifting not required.
Not required to be on call.
Shift work may apply.