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Computational Mechanical Engineer-Devices

Eli Lilly and Company
Indianapolis, Indiana
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In 1992, Eli Lilly and Company established the delivery device business for the purpose of creating, developing, launching and continuously improving proprietary delivery device systems. This business is unique to the broader Lilly Research Labs organization due to its focus on patient centered delivery system solutions, its new way to delivery platforms utilizing both internal and external technologies, and its level of integration with the commercial groups and Business Units. The Delivery Device and Connect Solutions (DDCS) organization capitalizes on many alliances in design and manufacturing to rapidly convert proprietary product concepts into products that meet the users’ needs and intended uses. This business enables almost $4.0 billion in pharmaceutical sales and is projected to double in the next 6 years.

In response to a rapidly growing need, DDCS is seeking a Senior Computational Mechanical Engineer.  Residing in the Computational Engineering Team within DDCS, you will have the responsibility of developing mathematical models that can be used to predict the behavior of components used in primary packaging and medical devices.  This will involve a fundamental understanding of mechanical systems, the materials that are used to create them, and the mechanics involved in modeling their functionality.

Ideally, you should demonstrate a history of strong technical depth, a broad base of modeling skills, scientific leadership and a willingness to promote a collaborative, team-based approach to problem solving.  You should possess a combination of deep fundamental mathematical/science/engineering knowledge and strong mathematical modeling skills and have the proven ability to apply these skills to reaction systems and unit operations.

Individually, you will be involved with the following activities:

  • Contribute to research projects and programs focused on the modeling of drug delivery systems.
  • Work may be conducted independently or more frequently, as part of a product development team consisting of other engineers, scientists, and technicians.
  • Work with other members of DDRD including Systems Engineering, Design Engineering, and other members of Computational Engineering to ensure the models are representative of device behavior, and can be used to make proactive changes in design to minimize testing.
Key Objectives/Deliverables:

You will contribute to the development of pharmaceutical products with following responsibilities:
  • Work with engineers to ensure the proper testing is being performed to obtain correct inputs for finite element analysis
  • Clearly communicate relevant product and process risks based upon numerical modeling results to ensure risks are relayed to DDRD management and appropriate business partners
  • Prepare and review the appropriate portions of regulatory documents (IND/CTX, CTD, and annual updates) and key technical reports.
  • Enhance Lilly’s professional image and competitive advantage through patents, presentations, publications and professional activities.
  • Interact with third parties as needed for external modeling and component design, when needed.
  • Stays abreast of relevant new and current technologies, capabilities, and regulatory expectations, guidelines, and requirements; effectively share this knowledge with others; and identify opportunities for implementation.
  • Ensures individual and departmental compliance with the laws, regulations, guidelines, procedures, and practices governing drug research and development, including the departmental and corporate standard operating, good manufacturing, and safety procedures.
  • Ensure that people and their environment are safe and that company policies concerning safety are followed.


Company Overview

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 39,000 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.    #WeAreLilly


Additional Information


  • Position location: LTC-N Indianapolis, IN
  • Up to 15% travel both US and OUS as needed.
  • 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.




Basic Qualifications


  • Master's Degree in Mechanical Engineering with 5 years relevant industrial experience; or
  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering
  • 3+ years of experience utilizing Abaqus© and Ansys© for FEA as well as Creo© (formerly Pro Engineer) and Solidworks for CAD.
  • 3+ years of experience with Multiphysics modeling and computational analysis (non FEA based) using tools such as Comsol©, Mathcad©, and MatLab. ©


Additional Skills/Preferences


  • Experience with Moldflow©
  • Understanding of materials testing and material properties of materials including plastic, metal, and elastomers.



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Posted: 2019-11-15 Expires: 2019-12-15

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