2022 Analytical Research & Development Co-op
Company: Merck & Co, Inc
Posted on: November 22, 2021
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The Future Talent Program features Cooperative (Co-op) education
that lasts up to 6 months and will include one or more projects.
These opportunities in our Research & Development Division can
provide you with great development and a chance to see if we are
the right company for your long-term goals.
Our Company 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 our company has codified its legacy for over a century.
Our company's success is backed by ethical integrity, forward
momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in
Our company 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. Our Research & Development
Division is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and
will take our company's leading discovery capabilities and
world-class small molecule, vaccines, and biologics R&D
expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the
way we approach serious diseases. Our Research & Development
Division's Analytical Research and Development department in
Rahway, NJ, Kenilworth, NJ, West Point, PA, Boston, MA, and South
San Francisco, CA are seeking coops who will work collaboratively
in a team environment at our state-of-the-art laboratories to
develop novel analytical methodologies that impact drug substance
and drug product development. Day-to-day research for the coop will
focus on solving key challenges in product and process
The co-ops will be exposed to:
- Core instrumentation critical for modern analysis of small
molecules, biologics and/or vaccines, for manufacturing process
characterization, and for determination of drug substance and/ or
drug product chemical, physical, and biological attributes.
- Fundamentals of analytical, physical, and biological chemistry
method development necessary to solve problems as a member of an
integrated team in support of the small and large molecule pipeline
at our company.
- The Analytical Research & Development Department will expose
the coop to various expert groups in the areas of screening and
high-throughput analysis, molecular and physical materials
characterization, structural elucidation including high end mass
spectrometry and NMR techniques, separation-based techniques,
assays for interrogating critical attributes of drug products,
immunoassays, cell-based assays, labeled-compound analyses, trace
metals analyses, and advanced statistical and data analytics/
machine learning processes, further broadening their experience.The
coops in Analytical R&D will also participate in departmental
and project team meetings to provide a broad perspective on the
drug development process in the pharmaceutical industry. The co-ops
will be responsible for accurate electronic notebook recording of
experimental details and for analysis and interpretation of data
that may be used for internal or external scientific publications
which may follow from the co-op. Co-ops will have the opportunity
to gain further knowledge and skill sets via refinement of
laboratory skills, introduction to new analytical techniques,
exposure to current challenges in analytical research, and
perspective on the practical aspects of drug development. In
addition, the coop student will have an opportunity to present
their research results in both oral and written formats.
We are seeking co-op candidates at all academic levels
(undergraduate and graduate) with strong academic performance,
communication skills, teamwork, and the ability to work in a multi-
Locations: West Point, PA; Rahway, NJ; Kenilworth, NJ; Boston, MA;
South San Francisco, CA
This is a full-time co-op position. Housing subsidy is not
available as part of this program and must be funded 100% by the
Required Education & Experience:
- Candidates must be a currently enrolled student pursuing a
Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD degree in Chemistry, Biology (e.g.
Cell Biology, Virology), Biochemistry, Chemical/Biological
Engineering, Materials Science, Pharmaceutical Science, or a
- Candidates must be available to work full-time for 4-6 months
beginning in early to mid-2022.
- Candidates must have completed at least (2) years of studies
toward bachelor's degree by June 2022. Preferred Experience &
- Candidates should have significant interest in analytical
sciences for small molecules, vaccines, and/or biologics.
- Candidates should have basic laboratory skills and research
experience, such as: lab notebook recording, use of analytical
instrumentation, analysis and interpretation of data, and safe lab
- Candidates should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.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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engage in a hiring process that exhibits their true capabilities.
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diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way
to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in
an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to
respectfully challenge one another's thinking and approach problems
collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to
fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.
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