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Scientist - Clinical Development Laboratory


Last Updated: 11/22/22

Job Description

As a leading global animal health company, Elanco delivers innovative products and services to improve the health of pets and farm animals around the world because we believe making animals' lives better, makes life better. Since 1954, we have provided solutions that support veterinarians, farmers and pet owners to advance our vision of Food and Companionship Enriching Life. Elanco's promise to employees: Together, we foster an inclusive culture where everyone can make a difference, encouraging ownership, growth and well-being.

The Clinical Development Sciences (CDS) laboratory supports ongoing clinical trials by planning, organizing, and conducting laboratory experiments using analytical methods in the processing of clinical samples. The CDS-Lab scientist thoroughly documents and prepares data for statistical analysis to support scientific protocols and procedures. In addition, this position may be involved with assay validation and generation of associated documentation to support studies at the level of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).

Functions, Duties, Tasks:

  • Assay design and validation

  • Cell culture and aseptic technique

  • Viral/ Bacterial Titrations

  • Viral/ Bacterial Re-Isolations

  • Viral/Bacterial Stock Propagation

  • Serological Assays (agglutination assays, serum neutralization)


  • Immunofluorescences Assay

  • Growth Kinetics Studies


  • Perform routine calculations for dilutions and titers

  • Embryonated egg work

  • Work independently following instructions or scientific protocols and contribute to troubleshooting activities.

  • Follow procedures to ensure that GLP studies are in compliance with the appropriate GLP statutes and regulations.

  • Maintain infrastructure of laboratory and an organized, clean and safe working environment.

  • Use proper handling and disposal of biohazardous materials and/or hazardous chemicals.

  • Prepare SOP’s/working procedures.

  • Perform data analysis and organization of data for use in reports, etc.

  • Collaborate with other associates and scientists to facilitate knowledge exchange.

  • Work according to external and internal guidelines (e.g. SOP’s, GxP, HSE, AW).

  • Meet agreed upon timelines for tasks, assignments, and/ or objectives.

  • Comply with quality systems and standards (e.g. no critical findings at internal or external audits).

Basic Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biology or related scientific discipline.

  • Experience in a laboratory setting.

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Elanco does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.

Additional Preferences:

  • Experience with the design of analytical methods.

  • Good scientific or technical knowledge in a specific area, such as virology or bacteriology.

  • Proficient with laboratory and/or technical tools.

  • Advanced ability to communicate verbally and in writing.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Effective interpersonal skills, including conflict management.


Notification of Drug testing and Background Checks

Elanco conducts urinalysis drug testing as a mandatory part of its pre-employment application and background check process after acceptance of a conditional offer of employment by an applicant. The drug testing will be conducted by a certified laboratory/testing service selected by Elanco, in accordance with the procedures required by applicable state and federal law. Additionally, Elanco requires successful completion of a urinalysis drug test if it has reasonable suspicion that an employee is under the influence of drugs or alcohol which adversely affects or could adversely affect the employee's job performance as allowed by applicable law. Tested applicants will be given a copy of any positive test result. All test results shall be considered confidential and shall not be disclosed by Elanco, other than to those persons for whom such disclosure is necessary. Positive test results, or a refusal to consent to and participate in pre-employment drug testing, shall be grounds for denial of employment. Cooperation in scheduling the testing is important for processing an application for employment. By signing your acceptance to an offer of employment, you consent to be drug tested and acknowledge you have thoroughly read the foregoing notice and policy, and you understand and agree that in order to be considered for employment with Elanco, you will be required to comply with Elanco's drug testing policy. Elanco's background check requirements also include but are not limited to an acceptable criminal background check, educational verification, job history verification and motor vehicle report (if required to drive a company vehicle). If appropriate for the role, as outlined on the job posting, successful completion of Post Offer Exam, Work Simulation and/or Administrative Skills Testing may also be required.

Elanco 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

Company Details

Greenfield, Indiana, United States
Elanco Animal Health Incorporated (NYSE: ELAN) is a global leader in animal health dedicated to innovating and delivering products and services to prevent and treat disease in farm animals and pets, creating value for farmers, pet owners, veterinarians, stakeholders, and society as a whole. With nearly 70 years of animal health heritage, we are committed to helping our customers improve the health...