2017-Pharm Sci Intern-Disc Pharm Science Job

Boston MA
Nov 03, 2016
Dec 05, 2016
Organization Type
2017-Pharm Sci Intern-Disc Pharm Science:ADM007787


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 Future Talent Program features internships that last 10-12 weeks during the months of June-August, 2017. For the 2017 program, students who accept the positions are responsible for housing costs.

The Discovery Pharmaceutical Sciences (DPS) organization within Pharmaceutical Sciences and Clinical Supply (PSCS) is a multidisciplinary research group that provides drug delivery, solid state and solution chemistry tools in Drug Discovery and Early Development.

Internship positions are available in 2017 in the Discovery Pharmaceutical Sciences group based at our Kenilworth, NJ, Boston, MA, and/or West Point, PA sites. During your internship appointment you will work closely with an experienced pharmaceutical industry scientist on a research project with key tasks that include, but not limited to, the following:

- Utilization of a variety of physical and chemical characterization techniques to develop an understanding of the physicochemical characteristics of drugs and associated formulations

Development of small-scale in vitro screening systems to predict formulation performance

Planning and executing research related to the design, development and characterization of novel drug delivery approaches for drug candidates



- Full-time student pursuing a BS, MS or PhD degree in Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Analytical Chemistry, and other relevant disciplines

Returning to school in Fall 2017


- Available for 10-12 week internship beginning June 2017

Working knowledge of physicochemical characterization techniques such as dissolution kinetics and solubility measurements, liquid chromatography (HPLC & UPLC), X-Ray Powder Diffraction and Differential Scanning Calorimetry

Strong personal character and ethics

Superior communication and interpersonal skills

Excellent academic achievement and analytical ability

Good team player and ability to work independently

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 staffingaadar@merck.com.

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Primary Location: NA-US-MA-Boston

Other Locations: NA-US-PA-West Point, NA-US-NJ-Kenilworth

Job Type: Intern

Employee Status: Temporary

Number of Openings: 2

Relocation Provided: None

Company Trade Name:Merck

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