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Senior Research Scientist Analytical Development


Last Updated: 11/01/22

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 Research Scientist will focus on developing, optimizing and writing reports for analytical methods in support of process development activities and regulatory submissions for development of biotherapeutics (e.g. monoclonal antibodies and vaccines). This position will be responsible for designing and implementing biophysical and biological assays to evaluate biopharmaceutical activity, purity, potency, and stability. This position combines a mixture of laboratory-based and project leadership activities. The role will require routine interaction with senior scientists across multiple discovery, development, and manufacturing/quality laboratories at Elanco. The incumbent scientist will be expected to support multiple projects at any given time. A strong foundation in analytical chemistry, protein biochemistry, and cellular biology will be required to proactively search for solutions in this development driven team.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Conceptualize, design, optimize, qualify, and transfer assays for biotherapeutics.

  • Provide expertise in evaluation of new platform technologies.

  • Proactively search for novel technologies or product opportunities and establish collaborations and research programs to deliver innovative technical solutions.

  • Transfer knowledge and information from development to manufacturing.

  • Author development, transfer, and regulatory submission documents

Basic Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD or MS with 5+ years of experience, in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or a related field

  • Experience analytical method development

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; scientific curiosity and creativity

  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly, assimilate new techniques, analyze large datasets

  • Effective oral and written communications skills

  • High personal ethical and quality standards

  • Ability to work productively in an interdisciplinary team environment

Additional Preferences:

  • Knowledge/understanding of bioprocessing development

  • Knowledge/understanding of biophysical characterization methods (i.e. SEC, HIC, RP-HPLC, DSC, MFI, DLS, CE-SDS, ciEF)

  • Knowledge/understanding of functional cell based and ligand binding assay (MSD, ELISA, Octet, SPR, functional activity assays)

  • Knowledge/understanding of USP and/or Ph. Eur. Biopharma methods

  • Proven project leadership skills

  • Experience with ligand binding assays and the generation/validation of cell-based reporter assays

  • Experience interacting with FDA/EMEA/USDA/EPA regulatory reviewers


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...