2018 MRL Discovery Sample Management Analytical Chemistry Intern in United States

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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. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck 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. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take Merck’s leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases. 

The Discovery Sample Management Department within Merck Research Laboratories located in Rahway, NJ is seeking an undergraduate summer intern. The summer intern will be exposed to core instrumentation critical to modern pharmaceutical analysis, process characterization, and drug substance physical attributes determination. Additionally, interns will learn the fundamentals of sound analytical and physical chemistry method development necessary to problem solve as a member of an integrated team in support of the Merck small and large molecule pipeline. The Discovery Sample Management Department will expose the intern to various expert groups in the area of sample management, high-throughput analysis, molecular and materials characterization including high end mass spectrometry techniques to further broaden the experience


The intern will also attend departmental and team meetings to provide a wider perspective on the drug discovery process in the pharmaceutical industry.

We are seeking interns with strong academic performance, communications skills, teamwork and the ability to work in a multi-functional environment. This is a paid internship targeted to start in June 2018 for 10-12 weeks.


  • Required: Candidates must be currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, material science or pharmaceutical science or a related field.
  • Candidates must be returning to school in the Fall of 2018.

Required Experience:

  • Candidates must be available to work full-time for 9-12 weeks beginning in June of 2018
  • Candidates must have must have completed at least (2) years of studies toward degree by June 2018.

Preferred Experience:

  • Basic laboratory skills and research experience preferred, including experience with high performance liquid chromatography using various detection techniques and mass spectrometry

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life. 


If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com.


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