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.

In Vivo Technician

Location: Indianapolis, IN

Reports To:

Consultant Biologist, In Vivo

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, South San Francisco, Stamford, CT, and Madrid, Spain.

The In Vivo Technician will conduct in vivo pharmacological experiments using assays relevant to the development of therapeutics for oncology. The candidate will perform experiments and will provide technical support for studies executed within the In Vivo Pharmacology Group. The candidate will fill the AM technician role (first shift, 5:30 AM - 2:00 PM). They will assume primary responsibility for weekday morning dosing for all multiple-daily dosing studies. Candidate must be able to work independently and in close collaboration with scientific teams, multi-task effectively and operate under direct technical supervision from the department manager.

Roles and Responsibilities of the Position*

Dosing, Formulation, Lab Support, Study Implementation and Conduct (90%)

  • Responsible for morning dosing events for ongoing IVPG studies
  • Execute in vivo studies that require basic animal handling techniques for rats and mice, observation skills, tumor cell implantation, all dosing techniques (PO, IP, SQ, IM, and IV), and necropsy skills
  • Overtime dosing support of oncology studies on holidays and weekends
  • Assistance with dosing time points, formulation of IVPG compounds, and necropsy of studies conducted by other IVPG members
  • Routine lab maintenance and upkeep including but not limited to lab waste management, preparation of compound vials and gavage needles, compound ordering and maintenance of lab supplies
  • Responsible for compliance with animal care and use protocols and compliance with laboratory research and animal care and handling procedures
  • Adherence to good research practices, SOPs and notebook documentation standards

Study Analysis and Follow-Up (10%):  basic data analysis for in vivo studies

Required Qualifications and Background

  • Associate or Bachelor’s degree in animal science, biology, or related field;
  • OR 2+ years in vivo research/animal experience. Experience may be substituted for education.

Additional Preferred Qualifications

  • Some previous animal handling experience
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Data analysis and record keeping skills (with attention to detail)
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Ability to multi-task across diverse activities
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changes in study execution
  • Open to working assigned shift and weekend/holiday overtime

Physical Demands / Travel

0-10% travel required.

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 encountered by an employee while performing the essential functions of this job.

*To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each role and responsibility 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.