2021 Discovery Sample Management Analytical Chemistry Intern

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Job Description

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

The Discovery Sample Management Department within our Research & Development division located in Rahway, NJ is seeking an undergraduate summer intern.The summer intern will be exposed to core instrumentation critical to modern pharmaceutical analysis, process characterization, and drug substance physical attributes determination.Additionally, interns will learn the fundamentals of sound analytical and physical chemistry method development necessary to problem solve as a member of an integrated team in support of our company's small and large molecule pipeline.The Discovery Sample Management Department will expose the intern to various expert groups in the area of sample management, high-throughput analysis, molecular and materials characterization including high end mass spectrometry techniques to further broaden the experience.

The intern will also attend departmental and team meetings to provide a wider perspective on the drug discovery process in the pharmaceutical industry.

We are seeking interns with strong academic performance, communications skills, teamwork and the ability to work in a multi-functional environment.This is a paid internship targeted to start in June 2021 for up to 12 weeks.

Required Education and Experience:
  • Candidates must be currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, material science or pharmaceutical science.
  • Candidates must have completed at least (2) years of studies toward BS/BA degree in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, material sciences or pharmaceutical science by June of 2021.
  • Candidates must be available for full-time employment for up to (12) weeks beginning in May or June of 2021.

Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Basic laboratory skills and research experience preferred, including experience with high performance liquid chromatography using various detection

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we "follow the science" and that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. And we believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.

Who we are ...

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as "Merck" in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as "MSD" in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world's biggest investors in Research & Development.

What we look for ...

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.





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Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)

No relocation

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Requisition ID:R68935