Technical Director – Cheminformatics

    Technical Director - Cheminformatics

    Website Eli Lilly

    Req ID: R-29148
    Title: Technical Director – Cheminformatics
    City: Indianapolis
    State / Province: Indiana
    Country: United States
    Region: Research

    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 with responsibilities spanning from target identification to candidate selection for clinical studies. We are looking to grow our diverse team of scientists. The Computational Chemistry and Cheminformatics (C3) group in DCRT is seeking multiple drug hunting experts with experience applying artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), data analytics and/or cheminformatics to advance small molecule drug discovery projects.

    Do you have expertise in applying artificial intelligence and/or machine learning in the context of small-molecule drug discovery programs? Incorporating this expertise into our mission of making lives better for our patients is what we’re looking for. Bring your skills and authentic self and join the Lilly family today!

    Some key responsibilities:

    • Lead by example in the application of in silico technologies to small molecule drug discovery programs.
    • Champion and promote the use of cheminformatics, data analytics and AI/ML methods to expedite the Design-Make-Test-Analyze discovery cycle.
    • Algorithm/workflow development, deployment and application in a global, multi-site Linux environment including cloud computing.
    • Implement scripts and/or visual programming workflows to automate data and compute intensive in silico design tasks.
    • Work cross-functionally with colleagues in Medicinal Chemistry, Structural Biology, Pharmacology, ADME/Tox, IT and other functions within interdisciplinary drug discovery teams.
    • Identify and assess emerging computational methodologies and contribute to the scientific development direction for the group.

    Basic Qualifications

    • Ph.D. in Cheminformatics, Computational Chemistry, Computer Science, Bioinformatics or related field with 5+ years of relevant drug hunting experience
    • Demonstrated impactful contributions to small-molecule drug discovery programs as exemplified by publications and/or patents/patent applications

    Additional Skills/Preferences

    • Experience with AI/ML toolkits such as PyTorch and Tensor Flow
    • Expertise in cheminformatic data analysis and large-scale data handling
    • Hands on experience in use of issue tracking tools, source control, and build management.
    • High-level proficiency in scripting or programming languages such as Python, C++
    • Strong oral and written communication skills, organizational and leadership capabilities.
    • Ability to work in a Linux/Unix enterprise environment

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    To submit resume, visit https://www.lilly.com/careers and apply to Req ID R-29148.

    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.

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