??Company Overview ??? Elanco is a global research-based company that develops and delivers product and services to enhance animal health and production. We value innovation, both in scientific research and daily operations, and strive to cultivate a collaborative work environment for more than 7,000 employees worldwide. Founded in 1954, Elanco is a division of Lilly. Our worldwide headquarters and research facilities are in Greenfield, Indiana.?Responsibilities: ? ??Role will identify, evaluate and coordinate external innovation partnering/collaboration to identify and technically evaluate pharma, biopharma and other technology leads that align with R&D and marketing strategyWill work closely with the senior management to map opportunities, provide detailed assessments of external assets, generate constructive technical feedback for external companies and groups, and assess their value and strategic importance.Will leverage a clear understanding of the regulatory environments, pharmaceutical standards of care in the target markets, critical relationships, and emerging technologies to provide Elanco with competitive access to potential opportunities of strategic interest.Will identify, establish and manage relationships with key partners including biotechnology companies, universities and grant funding agenciesResponsibilities:Seek out new external technology, product and grant funding opportunities aligned with the global pharma/biopharma strategy.Coordinate cross-functional scientific due diligence activities to ensure timely & thorough evaluation of new leads.Work closely with key internal stakeholders (example Research, legal and IP counsels, business development) to ensure the entire search and evaluation process is conducted in a timely, ethical and compliant manner.Establish and maintain relationships with key grant funding agencies and other key R&D partners;? represent the public face of Elanco R&DEnd to end management of the relationship with the third party throughout the search and evaluation or collaboration period to create ?win-win? scenarios.? Alliance management activities as required.Make recommendations to Director, External Innovation regarding go/no go decisions through identification, generation activities.?? ?Provides timely and accurate information on external innovation efforts to EI management team as needed.Basic Qualifications ?? ?Masters degree with 10 years experience or PhD and/or DVM with 5 years experience in pharmaceutical research and developmentQualified candidates must be legally authorized to be employed in the United States. Lilly does not anticipate providing sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H-1B or TN status) for this employment position.Additional Skills/Preferences ?? ?Proven track record of leading or supporting significant collaborative projects with academic and/or industry partners.Advanced interpersonal and customer facing skills.Proven ability to work independently with minimal day to day supervision.A functional? interest in general and patent law.Basic understanding of the pharmaceutical and biopharma regulatory environment.Basic understanding of pharmaceutical and biopharma manufacturing requirementsPhD and/or DVM.?? >3 years of experience in lead finding/business? development/alliance management in the veterinary pharmaceuticals industry with an existing network of key contacts in academia and small ? medium sized enterprises.Additional Information ?? ?West Coast United States preferably with proximity to Lilly or Elanco asset.? Travel (20-50%) depending on needs.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.??????????????? ?Removal Date ?? ?07-Oct-2016Apply for this job.