2018 MRL Discovery Chemistry Intern

Date: Nov 16, 2017

Location: Boston, MA, US

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Requisition ID: ADM008852

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 Future Talent Program features internships that last 11-12 weeks and will include one or more projects.  These opportunities in our Merck Research Labs (MRL) can provide you with great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals.  

 

Merck Research Lab's Discovery Chemistry Departments are seeking interns who will operate as a fully-integrated member of a drug discovery team. Day-to-day research for the intern will focus on using organic synthesis to solve key challenges in the progression toward a clinical candidate for a therapeutic target.

 

The interns will also attend departmental and team meetings to provide a wider perspective on the drug development process in the pharmaceutical industry. The intern is responsible for accurate electronic notebook recording, reaction set-up techniques, use of vacuum evaporation devices, thin-layer chromatography, flash chromatography, basic workup procedures, basic NMR interpretation, basic MS interpretation, and safe lab practices. Intern will have the opportunity to gain further knowledge and skill sets via refinement of organic chemistry skills, introduction to new spectroscopic and purification techniques, exposure to problems in process research, and perspective on the practical aspects of drug development.

 

We are seeking intern candidates with strong academic performance, communication skills, teamwork, and the ability to work in a multi- functional environment.

 

Locations: West Point, PA; Rahway, NJ; Kenilworth, NJ; Boston, MA; South San Francisco, CA

 

This is a full-time paid internship 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.  Relocation expenses will be reimbursed for students currently living >50 miles away from their work location.

 

Please note when applying for this position, if candidate is selected for an interview, applicant must be prepared to submit letters of recommendation and a brief research statement and a copy of transcript.

Qualifications

Education:
  • Required: Candidates must be currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Chemical Biology or a related field.
  • Candidates must be returning to school in the Fall of 2018.
  • Candidates must have completed at least (2) years of study as of June 2018.

Required Experience:

  • Candidates must be available to work full-time for 10-12 weeks beginning in June of 2018

Preferred Experience:

  • Significant interest in organic chemistry
  • Basic laboratory skills and research experience such as: electronic notebook recording, reaction set-up techniques, use of vacuum evaporation devices, purification techniques such as thin-layer chromatography, flash chromatography, HPLC, recrystallization, and distillation, basic workup procedures, basic NMR interpretation, basic MS interpretation, and safe lab practices.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0


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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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

 

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