2022 Discovery Biologics, Mass Spectrometry Intern

Job Description

As a science-based healthcare company with a longstanding commitment to inventing and providing important medicines and vaccines, subject to applicable law, we require all U.S. and Puerto Rico based employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption or accommodation. We are committed to supporting our employees during this process as we work to ensure a safe and healthy work environment. ​

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

We are seeking an enthusiastic scientist to join Mass Spectrometry Group in Discovery Biologics Department in South San Francisco, CA as a full-time intern student. The intern student will work on the development of novel native chromatographic techniques for biologics characterizations. The position requires candidates being passionate and willing to develop analytical methods.

The intern student will be hands-on at the bench and work closely with the scientists in Mass Spectrometry Group.

  • Develop novel analytical method based on native MS.
  • Investigate novel MS friendly ion pairing reagent for improved biological characterization
  • Analyze data, generate report and present results.
  • Be compliant with safety, regulatory and electronic notebook rules.

Required Education and Experience:
  • Candidates must be currently pursuing a B.S., Ph.D. or M.S. in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, or related fields.
  • Candidates must be available to work full-time for up to (12) consecutive weeks beginning in May or June.
  • Experience in protein/antibody characterization or proteomics using mass spectrometry.
  • Strong analytical capability and problem-solving ability.
  • Must be highly organized and have good communication and written skills.

Preferred Experience and Ski lls:
  • Candidates should have experienced with biologics separation or native MS is strongly preferred.
  • Candidates should have a good understanding of separation mechanism of various columns for biologics analysis (SEC, RPLC, etc.)
  • Candidates should have a good understanding of various analytical methods for protein characterization such as native SCX-MS, SEC, CE-SDS, HIC, RP-HPLC.
  • Candidates should have hands-on experience with high-resolution Orbitrap type instruments like Fusion/Lumos/ Eclipse, Q-Exactive mass spectrometers platforms with various fragmentation techniques (ETD/ECD, HCD/CID, EThcD, UVPD, etc.)

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we "follow the science" that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. 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 ...

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for ...

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.



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Employee Status:
Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)

No relocation

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Travel Requirements:
No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:
Not Specified


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Requisition ID:R153146