2018 MRL Discovery Chemistry Co-Op

Date: Jan 13, 2018

Location: Boston, MA, US

Requisition ID: ADM008862

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world’s premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we’re doubling down on this goal. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take Merck’s leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases. 

The Medicinal Chemistry at Boston department of Merck Research Labs is seeking a co-op student to take on a 6 months assignment. The successful candidate will work closely in a team environment at our state-of-the-art organic synthesis laboratory preparing and charactering new molecules of interest to the research program. The day-to-day work usually involve conducting multi-step synthetic sequencing techniques of chromatographic purification, H-NMR and mass spectrometry. The co-op student is expected to show presentation of results in both oral and written formats.


We are seeking a co-op student with general computer knowledge, good communication and problem solving skills.  Some basic laboratory skills preferred.


Merck Research Laboratories-Boston is located on the back of Emmanuel College campus.  This is a full-time paid 6 month co-op assignment whereby a weekly stipend will be provided to the student. Housing subsidy is not available as part of this program and if housing is required by student, it must be funded 100% by the student.


  • Required: Candidates must be currently enrolled in a bachelor's degree program in Chemistry or a related field.
  • Candidates must be returning to school following the co-op assignment.

Required Experience:

  • Candidates must be available to work full-time for up to (6) months beginning in June or July of 2018.

Preferred Experience:

  • Prior organic chemistry laboratory skills.
  • At least (2) years of completed college-level coursework.

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life. 


If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com.


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