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Lilly Research Scientist-Cheminformatics 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 35,000 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.

The Discovery Chemistry Research and Technologies (DCRT) organization within Lilly Research Labs is a small molecule drug discovery organization spanning from target identification to candidate selection for clinical studies. The Computational Chemistry and Cheminformatics (C3) group in DCRT is looking to grow its diverse team with a cheminformatics scientist. This team is involved in the transformation and further development of the Eli Lilly cheminformatics platform growing capabilities in de novo design, predictive modeling, reaction informatics, artificial intelligence and data mining. You will be expected to have proven expertise in the cheminformatics field and sharp technical skills (such as programming, algorithms, data curation and pipelining). Do you have a strong interest and solid foundation in cheminformatics and computational chemistry and an excellent understanding of machine learning and data science methods? Come join our effort to make life better for all people, especially the patients and communities we serve.

Basic Qualifications :

  • Ph.D. in Computer Sciences, Cheminformatics, Computational Chemistry, Bioinformatics or related field or

  • M.S. degree in above fields with 8 years of relevant experience

Some key responsibilities:

  • Develop scientific software for large scale computational chemistry and cheminformatics tasks.

  • Apply cheminformatic and computational chemistry tools to advance pharmaceutical projects.

  • Assess emerging computational chemistry/cheminformatics methodologies using public and proprietary data and contribute to the scientific development direction for the group.

  • Contribute in the development of desktop applications for medicinal chemists by developing back-end/middle layer capabilities and key components of user interface.

  • Implementation, deployment and maintenance of software tools and applications in a global, multisite Linux environment.

  • Assess and improve existing tools, documentation and regression tests

  • Perform maintenance, QC and regression testing of software in Python, Perl, C++, bash; monitor software performance via test suites.

Additional Skills/Preferences :

  • Two or more years of academic or industrial experience working in a highly collaborative team.

  • Algorithm development and complex problem-solving skills.

  • Extensive experience in scripting or programming languages such as Python, Perl, or C/C++.

  • Hands on experience with at least one major cheminformatics toolkit and artificial intelligence/machine learning platform (e.g. TensorFlow, PyTorch, Scikit-learn)

  • Working experience in use of issue tracking tools, source control, and build management.

  • Experience in web services (REST and SOAP) and relational data modeling and database design will be considered an advantage.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills combined with organizational and leadership capabilities.

Additional Information :

  • The position will involve occasional travel to other research sites to understand and support global Discovery business.

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!