MA/MS Promotion Optimization Investment Analytics & Decision Sciences Intern (Graduate...

Upper Gwynedd PA
Feb 10, 2017
Feb 20, 2017
Organization Type
MA/MS Promotion Optimization Investment Analytics & Decision Sciences Intern (Graduate students only):ADM007951


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 position provides the opportunity for the Intern to develop data-driven, profit-maximizing recommendations concerning the allocation and targeting of promotional resources through the application of quantitative methods to secondary data sources. Technical and analytical skills, including SAS programming, are required.

Primary activities may include, but are not limited to:

- Promotion response modeling

- Business impact assessment for physician- and patient-directed promotional programs

- Return-on-investment analysis

- Behavioral segmentation

The Intern will gain experience with analytical projects that have a direct impact on decisions concerning the amount, allocation and targeting of available resources. Projects may be product-specific or focused on issues spanning multiple products. At the conclusion of the term, the Intern will share results and recommended actions as a final project presentation.

This is a paid internship targeted to start in May/June 2017 for 10-12 weeks.



- Required: Currently enrolled in an MA/MS degree program in a Computer related or Quantitative discipline such as: Management Information Systems, Statistics, Mathematics, Management Science, or other relevant discipline.

- Have completed at least two semesters of graduate study by May 31, 2017.

- Be returning to school in Fall, 2017.

Required Experience:

- Applicants should have an interest in supporting pharmaceutical product Marketing and Sales initiatives and the ability to apply and interpret basic quantitative methods.

Preferred Experience:

- Experience with SAS or a comparable programming language is highly desired.

- Technical knowledge and experience with Multivariate Statistical Analysis, Multiple Regression Analysis or Design of Experiments.

If you are the kind of individual who thrives on challenge and possesses the technical, leadership and business skills that are of value to our business, we invite you to apply.

A letter of reference from a professor is highly recommended; you may attach it in the same section of the profile as your resume.

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

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Primary Location: NA-US-PA-Upper Gwynedd

Job Type: Intern

Employee Status: Temporary

Number of Openings: 1

Relocation Provided: None

Company Trade Name:Merck