2018 MRL Genetics Intern

Date: Jan 3, 2018

Location: Boston, MA, US

Requisition ID: ADM008894

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 10-12 weeks and will include one or more projects. These opportunities in the MRL Department of Genetics and Pharmacogenomics can provide you with a great development opportunity and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals. 


The projects that you work in can be in one of the following areas: 


  • Participate in the analysis of genetics data to facilitate discovery of novel genetics targets.
  • Work within an integrated team supporting the current Merck pipeline, including bioinformatics and sequencing efforts.

Cancer Genomics and Analytics: 

  • Analysis, implementation and visualization of network and graph algorithms for the study of  interactions among disease-relevant biological networks
  • Data mining of large internal and external databases of molecular modalities for therapeutic  discovery, disease stratification, and biomarkers for disease progression. 
Genome Sciences: 
  • Apply cellular and genomic technologies towards the functional validation of genetic targets and pathways.
  • Evaluate cutting-edge systems-level technologies for target discovery and validation. 

Discovery and Clinical Pharmacogenomics: 

  • Participate in the design and execution of genomics experiments to discover novel mechanisms of action for Merck compounds.
  • Work within an integrated team supporting the current Merck pipeline, including bioinformatics  and sequencing efforts.
  • Participate in clinical facing pharmacogenomic experiments including scientific, genomic policy and operational efforts

Locations: Genetics (Boston, MA); Cancer Genomics and Analytics (West Point, PA; Boston, MA); Discovery and Clinical Pharmacogenomics (Kenilworth, NJ; West Point PA); Genome Sciences (Boston, MA). 




  • Required: Candidates must be pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Computational Biology, Genetics, or any Biological Science related majors.  

Required Experience:

  • Candidates must be available for a 10-12 week internship beginning June 2018
  • Candidates must be returning to school in Fall 2018

Preferred Experience:

  • Superior Communication and Interpersonal Skills  
  • Excellent Academic Achievement, Analytical Ability  
  • Good team player and ability to work independently  

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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