Research & Development

The journey to invention and discovery is guided by science—and inspired by patients

We aspire to be the premier research-driven biopharmaceutical company and we want to fill our state-of-the-art labs with people who not only think with their mind, but feel with their heart. Because “premier” to us means not just being the biggest or even first to market, but committed to a more important outcome: answering science's toughest health questions to help bring hope to people everywhere. If you're ready to connect scientific exploration to address the world’s most difficult health challenges, follow our journey to invention. 

Postdoctoral Research Fellow Program

Our Research & Development Postdoctoral Research Fellow Program aims to be a best-in-industry experience for postdoctoral researchers, providing an academic focus in a commercial environment. With the resources, reach, and expertise of a large bio-pharmaceutical environment, MRL postdocs are positioned to excel in an institution committed to breakthrough innovation in research and discovery.

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We are inspired by the belief that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to scientific excellence and fearless problem solving can create medicines and vaccines that can save and improve lives. Our R&D network operates and collaborates within leading bio-pharmaceutical ecosystems.
What inspires me every day while working at Merck is the thought that the products I take part in developing today, could make a positive impact on patients’ lives around the world tomorrow. Merck provides a thriving environment, where I am able to collaborate with a talented group of scientists to solve challenging scientific problems. I feel supported on my career path, with access to a large network of resources as well as continued opportunities for growth.
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Senior Scientist
Here, Clinical Research is incredibly innovative and novel clinical trials are driven by an amazing team of enabled, empowered, and talented individuals.
Michelle Metry Executive Director, Clinical Research
How we engage across functional groups is really about people. Ensuring that folks with different skills are matched is what helps us get the right solutions and deliverables.
Andra Stevenson Director, Medical Affairs
Our GBx department provides the continued focus on career development, opportunity for innovative contributions to our pipeline, and empowerment to be strategic leaders in
the company.
Gowri Murthy Associate Principal Scientist
I am energized and gratified by the breadth and depth of QP2’s impact on MRL portfolio decisions from discovery through life-cycle management across multiple therapeutic areas and modalities. I am proud to lead a team of highly talented and motivated quantitative scientists who thrive on innovative science and challenging the status quo.
Prajakti Kothare Associate Vice President
I started here in 1988 as a Biotechnician at our West Point, PA manufacturing plant. Getting this job turned into an amazing career. My current position in Regulatory Affairs has allowed me to partner with R&D, Manufacturing and Marketing, leading to approvals of our vaccines in all of the regions. I've also been able to travel the world to meet and greet people of all cultures—it really doesn't get any better than this.
Kim Duffy
Executive Director, Regulatory Affairs-CMC
Don’t be afraid to challenge yourself or put yourself in new and uncomfortable situations.   Remain adaptable yet persistent, and you can achieve your goals.
Jeevaka Kiriella Associate Director, Quantitative Sciences - Global Data Science

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