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Associate Scientist, Lab Operations, Discovery Biology

Loxo Oncology, Inc.
South San Francisco, California, US
Closing date
Feb 1, 2022
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Loxo Oncology at Lilly conducts discovery research, clinical development and regulatory affairs for oncology, with the goal of creating a pipeline of therapies that have the potential to make a meaningful difference for patients. Loxo Oncology at Lilly was created in December 2019, combining the Lilly Research Laboratories oncology organization and Loxo Oncology, which was acquired by Lilly in early 2019. The unit has team members in Boulder, CO, Indianapolis, IN, New York City, NY, South San Francisco, CA, San Diego, CA, Stamford, CT, and Madrid, Spain. The Associate Scientist, Lab Operations, Manager will assist in setting up the new Loxo Oncology at Lilly labs at the SSF or NYC site with primary responsibility for management and oversight for the Loxo Discovery Biology labs. The role will also provide support to Loxo Discovery Biology operations in meeting the emerging needs of all programs and projects including maintaining tissue culture stocks and cell line validation. Roles and Responsibilities of the Position * Coordinate with Loxo Discovery Biology team members and facilities to understand the overall scope for each lab and work directly with relevant team members to gather, revise, finalize and ensure delivery of the lab requirements (and associated documents) to the lab construction lead coordinators. * Actively engage in preparing lab equipment list and coordinate with internal and external resources to finalize and manage all changes to the list. * Actively engage in identifying equipment vendors and liaise in enabling purchase and delivery of the equipment to the SSF or NYC site. * Coordinate with SSF or NYC internal Facilities to actively monitor the overall progress of the lab build up to ensure alignment with the agreed upon lab build up plan. * Actively engage in operationalizing SSF or NYC Loxo Discovery Biology labs. * Facilitate in understanding lab ordering needs and coordinate with Loxo operations to create/extend existing procurement set up. * Lead in ordering and stocking up all lab reagents and materials once the labs are commissioned and maintain inventory to meet the labs' daily operational needs. * Lead in setting up lab management processes, create necessary documentation, and manager user training to the lab personnel. * Contribute to cell line expansion, authentication, and banking. * Facilitate in managing day-to-day lab operational activities by coordinating with different team members to ensure the stated set up is appropriate. * Apply creative problem solving and resourcefulness to navigate through unknown events, able to find solution with moderate supervision. * Adaptive to change in priorities and able to navigate through identifying and managing the changes effectively. * Able to effectively communicate and navigate through technical and non-technical audiences across cross-functional departments within the company, vendors, and external collaborators. * Contribute to building positive, collaborative teams across various scientific disciplines and encouraging sharing of new ideas, and creative ways to problem solving. Required Qualifications and Preferred Background * 5+ years of Biotech and Pharmaceutical industry experience in working in the scientific field with up to 2 years of lab management experience, and a bachelor's degree or advanced degree in relevant scientific fields (e.g., biology) required. Experience in working with diverse set of scientific environments and able to execute requests with moderate supervision * Clearly understand the distinction between high-level scope and day-today operations * Comfortable in collaborating with the vendors * Good verbal, written communication, and interpersonal skills * Excellent organizational skills, efficient, with strong attention to detail * Ability to anticipate problems and proactively propose solutions * Experience with standard tissue culture protocols. * Proficient in MS Office suite Available locations for this role * South San Francisco, CA * New York City, NY Loxo Oncology, Inc. (Loxo) currently anticipates that the base salary for the Associate Scientist position level could range from between $59,000 to $86,577 and will depend, in part, on the successful candidate's qualifications for the role, including education and experience. This position also will be eligible for a company bonus(depending, in part, on company and individual performance). In addition, Loxo provides a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees, including vacation, medical, dental and vision benefits; participation in a 401(k) plan; life and accidental death and disability coverage; parental leave benefits and employee discounts for certain items. The compensation described above is subject to change and could be higher or lower than the range described above. Further, Loxo reserves the right to amend, modify, or terminate its compensation and benefit programs in its sole discretion. Physical Demands/ Travel: The physical demands of this job are consistent with a laboratory bench setting. The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Work Environment: This position's work environment is in a lab. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. * To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the role and responsibilities satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Loxo Oncology, Inc. 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. As a condition of employment with Loxo, a wholly owned subsidiary of Eli Lilly and Company, in the United States and Puerto Rico, you must be fully COVID-19 vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination satisfactory to the company. If you would like to request an accommodation for medical or religious reasons, you may do so at

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