At Elanco (NYSE: ELAN) – it all starts with animals!


As a global leader in animal health, we are dedicated to innovation and delivering products and services to prevent and treat disease in farm animals and pets. We’re driven by our vision of ‘Food and Companionship Enriching Life’ and our approach to sustainability – the Elanco Healthy Purpose™ – to advance the health of animals, people, the planet and our enterprise.


At Elanco, we pride ourselves on fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. We believe that diversity is the driving force behind innovation, creativity, and overall business success. Here, you’ll be part of a company that values and champions new ways of thinking, work with dynamic individuals, and acquire new skills and experiences that will propel your career to new heights.


Making animals’ lives better makes life better – join our team today!


Your Role: R&D Laboratory Operations Advisor


As R&D Laboratory Operations Advisor, you will lead lab operations and management and serve as Project Manager for the laboratory move to our new headquarters in Indianapolis. You will oversee overall laboratory operational support, laboratory safety, audit, and inspection readiness.  You will also serve as a sponsor for all contract scientist employees, budget management, process improvements, R&D Capex project management and cross functional support across all Elanco business functions (HSE, IFM, etc). As the primary point of contact and leader for the laboratory move from Greenfield to the new headquarters in downtown Indianapolis, you will collaborate with the lab leads, support functions and our external move partners.


Your Responsibilities:

  • Management and supervision of laboratory support personnel, as well spending for all labs at Elanco Headquarters. This includes, but is not limited to functions involving biohazard trash, glassware, autoclaving, sample shipping and receiving, media preparation, asset recovery, work orders, and work related to the move project.
  • Proactively find ways to become more cost efficient in all areas, including sponsoring all contractors supporting laboratory functions, maintaining flexibility in staff to meet dynamic deliverables across our research laboratories.
  • Core member of the Elanco Headquarter Safety, Quality, Facility, IBC, and Global Safety teams, supporting across all Elanco business functions.
  • Triage daily laboratory needs and safety issues to maintain safety and minimize laboratory down time.
  • Work closely with CBRE and IT to manage all instrument repairs, installations, utility modifications, power outages, etc. while working to diligently minimizing workflow interruptions.


What You Need to Succeed (minimum qualifications):

  • Education: BS in Life Sciences
  • Required Experience: >5 yrs direct laboratory experience


What will give you a competitive edge (preferred qualifications):

  • 10 +  years’ experience in Clinical, Pharmaceutical Research, and/or CRO Laboratory settings
  • Experience managing a complex laboratory and related initiatives
  • Process improvement mindset
  • Proven interpersonal skills with demonstrated expertise while working with teams including business partnership
  • Ability to influence without direct authority and comfortable working with more senior levels


Additional Information:

  • Location: Global Elanco Headquarters – Greenfield, IN – Hybrid Work Environment with a move to our new headquarters in Indianapolis in 2025


Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown underrepresented groups are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Elanco we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive work environment. If you think you might be a good fit for a role but don’t necessarily meet every requirement, we encourage you to apply. You may be the right candidate for this role or other roles!


Elanco Benefits and Perks:

We offer a comprehensive benefits package focusing on financial, physical, and mental well-being while encouraging our employees to pursue our purpose! Some highlights include:

  • Multiple relocation packages
  • Two weeklong shutdowns (mid-summer and year-end) in the US (in addition to PTO)
  • 8-week parental leave
  • 9 Employee Resource Groups
  • Annual bonus offering
  • Flexible work arrangements
  • Up to 6% 401K matching


Elanco 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