Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Patients are at the heart of everything we do at Loxo Oncology, and we continue to be motivated by our goal of improving the lives of people living with cancer. We pursue this goal with a tenacity, focus, and commitment to excellence that defines who we are and how we work.

We seek dedicated, passionate, hardworking, intelligent, thoughtful, and authentic individuals who thrive within a collaborative and fast-paced environment and will bring their experiences, unique perspectives and problem-solving skills to the team. In return, we cultivate an environment that rewards and recognizes hard work and provides opportunities for learning and growth as part of a team making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients.

Scientist/Senior Scientist, Proteomics

Location: South San Francisco, CA

Scientist/Senior Scientist, Proteomics
Discovery Small Molecule
South San Francisco, CA
Position Summary:
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.

This position is an opportunity to learn and grow within a dynamic team dedicated to creating specific targeted therapeutics for genetically defined oncology targets. We are seeking a Scientist with experience in biochemistry, cell biology and/or mass spectrometry based proteomics. This individual will serve as a technical lead and be responsible for carrying out experimental research aimed at understanding the role of proteins and post-translational modifications in oncology. An important focus is to study how proteins and protein interactomes are modulated by drug candidates. The researcher will have the opportunity to utilize and further develop state-of-the-art technologies for the discovery and characterization of receptor-ligand interactions. Research in the group is fast paced and highly collaborative, drawing on the expertise of experts in biochemistry, cell biology and oncology.
Role and Responsibilities for the Position
  • The ideal candidate should have experience in protein biochemistry and proteomic techniques.
  • Experience with proteomics sample preparation (i.e. proteolytic digestion, solid phase extraction, immunoprecipitation) and operation of an Orbitrap mass spectrometer are preferred, but not essential for success in this role.
  • Computational skills are highly desirable.
  • Strong communication & interpersonal skills are essential for success in this collaborative role.
Required Qualifications and Background
  • PhD preferred, or a BA/BS or MS in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, or related field +
  • Ideal candidate will have hands-on experience with protein characterization and cell culture.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to communicate and interact well with colleagues, vendors, contractors, scientific advisors, and staff at all levels.
  • Highly organized with excellent analytical, documentation and multi-tasking skills
  • Committed to staying current with the latest scientific breakthroughs in structure-based drug design and proteomics.
  • Expertise in other methods of enzymology or biophysical characterization and structural biology is a plus
*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.

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