Durham, North Carolina

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.

Position Brand Description:

Lilly unites caring with discovery to create medicines that make life better for people around the world. Lilly is a Fortune 500 company that has been in operation for over 140 years. We make medicine with safety first and quality always while living our company values of Integrity, Excellence, and Respect for People.

Lilly is designing and building a new state of the art Parenteral, Device Assembly, and Packaging Facility located at the Research Triangle Park (RTP) in North Carolina. This is an exciting opportunity to help build and operate a state-of-the-art manufacturing site and Quality System from the ground up.

The Scientist/Engineer - Cleaning Validation/Sterilization Validation - Technical Services / Manufacturing Science (TS/MS) role is a technical position that develops and supports the validation of production equipment and systems and provides technical leadership with regard to cleaning and sterilization validation strategies.

Primary objectives include the start-up and compliant manufacturing of RTP products, particularly as it relates to development and implementation of validation strategies, including sterilization validation, cleaning validation, filter validation, and other related activities. The scope of the role includes device assembly, packaging, and syringe filling operations for commercially manufactured products targeted for transfer to the RTP site.

Key Objectives / Deliverables:
  • Understand the scientific principles required for manufacturing parenteral drug products, device assembly and packaging, including the interaction of the chemistry, equipment, aseptic processes, and container closure systems.
  • Provide technical support for all start-up activities related to cleaning and sterilization programs.
  • Assist in the development and execution of cleaning and sterilization strategies that focus on the validation of production equipment and systems (e.g., tanks, component/parts washer, autoclaves, filling isolators, etc).
  • Support periodic requalification activities for production equipment and systems.
  • Author and support the execution of validation protocols and reports.
  • Provide technical guidance to the Process Team for cleaning and sterilization processes.
  • Lead or provide technical support for root cause investigations related to cleaning, sterilization, and other related activities.
  • Analyze manufacturing data using statistical principles to identify trends, process disruptions, and opportunities for continuous improvements.
  • Coordinate with cross-functional process teams for the implementation of projects identified to improve productivity, quality, or continuous improvement of cleaning and sterilization processes.
  • Participate or provide guidance for equipment cleaning and sterilization programs during internal and external audits, including regulatory inspections, as needed.
  • Prepare, review, approve, and provide technical support for preparation of relevant technical documents, as required, such as: change controls, regulatory submissions, deviation investigations, validation protocols and summary reports, processing records, procedures, PFDs, VMPs, APRs, QPPAs, etc.
  • Support and/or lead TS/MS technical projects to ensure a successful start-up, improve process control, yield, product quality and/or productivity. Implement process changes and improvements through the technical agenda.
  • Serve as cleaning and sterilization interface external to the RTP site.
  • Work within or lead cross-functional teams in a positive fashion to implement TS/MS objectives and deliver on business plan and quality objectives.
  • Collaborate with and influence partners across the Parenteral Network and teams along a specific product supply chain.
  • Ensure a safe working environment through compliance with safety rules and improve safety culture by actively participating in safety-related activities.


Minimum Requirements:
  • BS or MS in Microbiology, Biology, Biochemistry, Biochemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or other related scientific discipline.


Additional Preferences:
  • In depth knowledge of parenteral drug product manufacturing
  • Experience supporting cGMP manufacturing (specifically within operations, validation, engineering, technical services/MSAT, quality assurance, etc.)
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Strong self-management and organizational skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills that demonstrate an ability to effectively (clearly, succinctly) communicate with all levels of the organization
  • Experience executing equipment qualification, cleaning validation, and sterilization validation
  • Demonstrated successful leadership of cross-functional teams
  • Experience with data trending and analysis
  • Ability to analyze complex data and solve problems


Other Information:
  • Role is Monday through Friday based. Must be flexible in providing support to accommodate other inputs (production schedules, shutdowns, etc.). Occasional extended hour and / or off-hour work may be required.
  • Position will be based out of RTP site with ability to travel to Indianapolis and other global Lilly sites as require


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.

As a condition of employment with Eli Lilly and Company and its subsidiaries 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 workplace_adjustment@lilly.com.

To submit resume, visit https://www.lilly.com/careers and apply to Req ID R-21711.

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.

Durham, North Carolina

Across the globe, Lilly employees work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism.
We were founded in 1876 by Colonel Eli Lilly, a man committed to creating high-quality medicines that meet real needs. More than a century later, we are passionate about building on this precedent in our continued pursuit to make life better for individuals, communities, and the world around us.
Our heritage and our values are the foundation of our promise to unite caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world.
Our mission 
We make medicines that help people live longer, healthier, more active lives.
Our values
Integrity, excellence, respect for people
Our vision 
We will make a significant contribution to humanity by improving global health in the 21st century.

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