2021 Summer Intern, Manufacturing Science & Technology

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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 can provide you with great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals.

Our vision is to make a difference in the lives of people globally through our innovative medicines, vaccines, and animal health products. We are committed to being the premier, research-intensive biopharmaceutical company and are dedicated to providing leading innovations and solutions for today and the future. Our core areas of focus include diabetes, infectious diseases, oncology, and vaccines and within Animal Health, livestock, companion animal, and aquaculture.

Manufacturing Science and Technology (MS&T) is seeking interns to join us summer 2021. MS&T represents a collection of technical operations and new product commercialization groups across the large and small molecule organizations within the Manufacturing Division. A "Safety First, Quality Always" mindset and drive for continuous improvement and innovation enables the Company to be a trusted and competitive supplier of pharmaceuticals, vaccines, biologics, and animal health products to the world's patients and customers.

Each MS&T intern completes one or more projects over a 10 to 12-week period beginning June 2021. This experience will provide you the opportunity to develop yourself both technically and professionally, engage in the Company's business and culture, and see if we are the right company for your long-term career goals.

As an intern in MS&T, you will have the opportunity to work collaboratively in one of the following areas:

  • Bring chemically or biologically-derived research discoveries and processes to production scale by applying engineering, chemistry, and pharmaceutics skills to characterize and scale-up bench or pilot-scale processes.
  • Develop, optimize, and implement innovative manufacturing technologies and analytical methods.
  • Use statistical, data analytics, and data science tools and process modeling to analyze and identify insights from process data.
  • Support process technology development and transfer to commercial operations groups.

  • Design and build advanced manufacturing plants, laboratory, and office facilities.
  • Participate in all phases of project management from the first engineering drawing to the last phase of project start-up.
  • Utilize computer programming and data analytics tools to design the manufacturing processes and facilities of the future

  • Collaborate with operations and quality groups on the execution of strategic projects to ensure a high level of process performance and enhance World Class Supply for commercial products.
  • Examine an issue from diverse perspectives (safety, compliance, automation, equipment, process, and people) in order to best understand and resolve the root cause.
  • Support the transfer of products within the Company's internal and external manufacturing network.

Required Education:
  • Candidates must be currently pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's Degree in engineering, science, or related discipline. No prior experience is required.
  • Candidates must be U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident of U.S.
  • Candidates should be available for a 10 to 12-week internship beginning 01-Jun-2021 or 07-Jun-2021.
  • Candidates must be Graduating between Dec-2021 and Spring 2023.

Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Candidates should have ability to work independently and in teams.
  • Candidates should have effective problem-solving, collaboration, and written and oral communication skills.
  • Candidates should have previous process development, research, or manufacturing experience.
  • Candidates should have strong technical competency and a desire to innovate.
  • Candidates should have experience in computer programming, modeling, data science, and/or data analytics.

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is committed to be the most trusted supplier of bio-pharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create an interdependent global manufacturing network that's committed to delivering a high quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.

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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Employee Status:

No relocation

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Travel Requirements:
No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:
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Requisition ID:R63344