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2017 Biologics Discovery Co-Op Job - United States  

MSD (company)


Posted on : 22 April 2017

Project Description

2017 Biologics Discovery Co-Op:ADM008458


Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

The Co-Op for the Biologics Protein Science will
function as a fully-integrated member of a Biologics drug discovery team. This
position involves working within a state-of-the-art Biologics discovery and
characterization laboratory understanding properties of therapeutic proteins
and its interaction with biological targets. Along with contributing and
learning bench science, the
Co-Op will gain a wider perspective on the protein based drug discovery
process in the pharmaceutical industry.

Day-to-day research will focus on various aspects of protein
characterization and understanding protein-protein interactions using cutting
age biophysical and bioanalytical methods widely used in biologics discovery. The
successful candidate will also be exposed to the emerging new areas of
immuno-oncology to support new candidates for cancer drug discovery.

We are seeking candidates with strong academic performance, critical
thinking and problem solving skills, analytical ability, exceptional written
and verbal communication skills, teamwork, and the ability to work in a multi-
functional, fast-paced environment. Previous hands-on laboratory experience is

This is a 6 month full-time co-operative assignment
targeted to begin in June/July 2017. Housing is not provided under the
program. Students requiring housing will be responsible for location and
full funding of accommodations.



- Required: candidates
must be currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in biology, biochemistry, or
related field and enrolled in an academic program
- Candidates must be in
at least their junior year


- Applicants must be available
for full-time employment for a period of (6) months
- Accurate experimental
data recording is required


- Grade-point average
(GPA) of at least 3.3 or higher preferred.
- Basic laboratory skills
and research experience preferred

Our employees are the key to our company’s success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives. If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully:

Merck & Co., Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Primary Location: NA-US-MA-Boston

Job Type: Co/Op

Employee Status: Temporary

Number of Openings: 1

Relocation Provided: None

Company Trade Name:Merck

Nearest Major Market: Boston

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