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.

Senior Scientist, Biochemistry

Location: New York, NY

Reports To:

Director, Mechanistic Biology

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.

Loxo Oncology at Lilly’s Drug Discovery group in Alexandria Center, NYC has an immediate opening for an experienced Biochemist. The Loxo Drug Discovery group’s mission is to invent life-changing targeted therapies for cancer patient populations that are poorly treated by existing therapies. To that end, we are building a multi-disciplinary team of dedicated drug discovery scientists who are passionate about driving the science forward to create highly selective drugs for known oncogenic drivers.

We are currently looking for an accomplished Biochemist. This individual will be a self-motivated, responsible and productive scientist who enjoys collaborating with biologists, chemists and assay scientists.  He/she will be responsible for rigorous experimental design, data analysis and data interpretation. The successful candidate will be an enzymology expert who can support small-molecule research teams by developing relevant biochemical assays and characterizing complex enzyme systems and inhibitor mechanisms involved in oncology. 

Roles and Responsibilities of the Position*

  • Design and develop novel biochemical microplate assays to identify and characterize small-molecule modulators using a variety of techniques and detection methods, including chromogenic, FP, FRET, TR-FRET, BRET, and ALPHA.
  • Perform enzyme kinetic analyses and MOA studies to characterize biological enzyme systems including kinases.
  • Provide enzymology expertise to discovery project teams at various stages of advancement.
  • Oversee outsourcing of enzyme assays to external CROs and monitor results.
  • Operate automated platforms for liquid handling.
  • Calculate and report assay results to the project teams.
  • Document experiments and results in electronic notebook or database.
  • Provide enzymology perspectives & intellectual support to projects.

Required Qualifications and Background

  • A BS, MS, or PhD in a Life Sciences discipline, with training in molecular biology, enzymology or biochemistry, and a record of lab based independent research experience, minimum of 10+ years for BS, 5+ years for MS and 3 years for PhD, either in industrial or academic environment.
  • Experience in protein purification and active protein complex isolation from cells or tissues
  • Experience in mechanistic enzymology.
  • Experience characterizing multiple enzymes using state-of-the-art methods.
  • Must be highly collaborative and able to effectively engage small-molecule research project teams to make rapid progress.
  • Familiarity with techniques and instrumentation relevant to automated plate-based assays
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with other accomplished professionals within and across functions/teams. Willing collaborator.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and shift priorities rapidly to meet tight deadlines.
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator.
  • Detail oriented and well organized.
  • Good and thoughtful listener.
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and keen to improve processes.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite and applications.

Physical Demands / Travel

The physical demands of this position are consistent with working in a laboratory/ bench environment. Some light lifting, and maneuvering may be 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 based in a laboratory/ bench environment.

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.