Public Health Policy Intern, Antimicrobial Stewardship Job - United States
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Summer Intern Position, Antimicrobial Stewardship
June – August, 2017
Merck & Co., Inc. 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. We strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of the Global Population Health team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing real-world work experience and enhancing your career opportunities.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a major global threat to population health according to the World Health Organization. Approximately 40-60% of antimicrobial use is inappropriate or unnecessary, and antimicrobial use is a key driver of antimicrobial resistance. We need to use antimicrobials more appropriately to optimize outcomes for patients and populations – in other words, we must be better stewards of the precious resources (antimicrobials) we have today. Merck strives to be a leader within the industry and sought-after partner within the broader healthcare community in advancing antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) through education, implementation, research, and advocacy initiatives supporting patient-centered AMS with an emphasis on patient outcomes and value of care.
The Summer Intern will support the Head of Global Antimicrobial Stewardship for Merck and will be responsible for engaging in and managing 2-3 projects associated with AMS, including specific collaborations with health care stakeholders who share common goals to:
support awareness and education on antimicrobial resistance and approaches to improve appropriate antibiotic use,
improve health literacy on antimicrobial resistance,
share best practices on AMS.
The Summer Intern will be involved in the tactics, logistics, and project management associated with supporting AMS collaborative initiatives and AMS-associated meetings. This position will have exposure to scientific leaders within Merck as well as external thought leaders and collaborators. The scope is global, with minimal travel.
- Must be a full time student who has completed at least 3 years of coursework towards a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Health Care Policy, Biology, or related fields. Coursework in health research, health policy, epidemiology, infectious diseases, public/population health is preferred.
- GPA of 3.5 or higher
- Intern candidates must have a strong work ethic and be willing to work independently
- The ability to coordinate and manage multiple projects and tasks and to advance projects with an appropriate level of supervision
- Have strong written and communications skills
- Good collaboration skills across diverse groups
- Analytical skills with the ability to translate insights/findings into recommendations
- Some project management experience
- Students should be returning to school in the Fall of 2017
- Must be available for a minimum of 11-12 weeks during the summer months June through August 2017
Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.
Primary Location: NA-US-PA-Upper Gwynedd
Job Type: Intern
Employee Status: Temporary
Number of Openings: 1
Relocation Provided: None
Company Trade Name:Merck
Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia
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