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: Global Clinical Development Scientist


Join our innovative team and take the lead in developing groundbreaking parasiticide products for pet health! As the Global Clinical Lead, you’ll spearhead the planning, coordination, and implementation of top-tier clinical effectiveness and target animal safety programs. Dive into exciting pilot and pivotal studies, ensuring compliance with global regulatory standards like GLP, vGCP, and VICH guidelines. Play a pivotal role in driving the future of pet health innovation!


Your Responsibilities:

  • Serve as Global Clinical Lead, representing Global Clinical Development on R&D Project Teams.
  • Formulate comprehensive clinical development plans for new products, fostering cross-departmental relationships.
  • Focus primarily on parasiticide product development, with potential involvement in therapeutics.
  • Execute clinical programs, designing protocols for efficacy studies in collaboration with other teams.
  • Coordinate study monitoring to ensure compliance with regulations and company policies.
  • Analyze and interpret study results, collaborating with Regulatory Affairs for submission to regulatory agencies.
  • Ensure quality assurance and regulatory compliance through administrative activities and process development.


What You Need to Succeed (minimum qualifications):

  • Education: DVM or Ph.D. in an animal health related field preferred, MS with experience considered.
  • Required Experience: Three or more years of experience in product development within or closely associated with the pharmaceutical industry preferred.
  • Top 2 skills: Proficient in strategic planning and forward-thinking, with a consistent focus on achieving desired outcomes. Basic understanding of research and development processes.


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

  • Keen interest in parasitology or significant practical experience in the discipline.
  • Experience working with regulatory authorities.
  • Knowledge of GCP/GLP/GMP and quality standards.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with external partners.
  • Experience and displayed achievements within the key competencies of Strategic Mindset, Business Insight, Cultivating Innovation, and Driving a Vision.


Additional Information:

  • Travel: Approximately 10% annually
  • Location: Global Elanco Headquarters – Greenfield, IN – Hybrid Work Environment (NEW HQ COME Q1 2025 Indianapolis, IN)


Don’t meet every single requirement? At Elanco we encourage you to apply if you think you might be a good fit. 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