2019 MRL Chemistry Intern

Date: Nov 7, 2018

Location: Boston, MA, US

Requisition ID: ADM009786

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. 


Merck Research Lab's Discovery Chemistry Departments in Rahway, NJ, Kenilworth, NJ, West Point, PA, Boston, MA, and South San Francisco, CA are seeking summer interns who will work collaboratively in a team environment at our state-of-the-art organic synthesis laboratory to invent novel chemical reactions relevant to the synthesis of drug-like molecules. Day-to-day research for the intern will focus on solving key challenges in reaction design utilizing the latest advances in organic synthesis.


The Department of Process Research in Merck Research Labs located in Rahway, NJ, Kenilworth, NJ, West Point, PA, and Boston, MA is seeking summer interns.  The interns will function as a fully-integrated member of a project chemistry team.  In addition to the discovery and development of synthetic routes to potential drug candidates, the Merck Process Research department is engaged in bio- and chemocatalysis screening and development, laboratory automation, preparative-scale chromatography, and analytical research. Day-to-day research will focus on using techniques in organic chemistry to understand and solve key synthetic challenges of interest to the synthetic community.


The interns in Discovery and Process will also participate in departmental and project team meetings to provide a broad 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. Interns 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 and discovery research, and perspective on the practical aspects of drug development. In addition, the intern student will have an opportunity to present their research results in both oral and written formats.


We are seeking intern candidates at all levels 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 internship position. Housing subsidy is not available as part of this program and must be funded 100% by the student.


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Qualifications

Education:
  • Required: Candidates must be a currently enrolled undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior student pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or Chemical Biology OR a currently enrolled graduate student pursuing a Masters or PhD in Chemistry or Chemical Biology.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Candidates must be available to work full-time for up to (12) consecutive weeks beginning in May or June of 2019.
  • Candidates must have completed at least (2) years of studies toward bachelor’s degree by June 2019.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Candidates should have significant interest in organic chemistry.
  • Candidates should have 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.
  • Candidates should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.


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 assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to staffingaadar@merck.com.

  

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

 

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Job: Administrative Svcs Generic
Other Locations: Rahway, NJ, US; South San Francisco, CA, US; Kenilworth, NJ, US; West Point, PA, US
Employee Status: Temporary
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 17
Shift (if applicable):
Hazardous Materials: Laboratory chemicals necessary for drug development
Company Trade Name: Merck


Nearest Major Market: Boston