2017 Pharm Sci Co-op – Formulation Sci Job

Kenilworth NJ
Dec 03, 2016
Dec 19, 2016
Organization Type
2017 Pharm Sci Co-op – Formulation Sci:RES001642


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

The Future Talent Program features Co-Ops that are six
months in 2017. For the 2017 program, students who accept the
positions are responsible for housing costs.

The Formulation Sciences (FS) organization within
Pharmaceutical Sciences and Clinical Supplies (PSCS) is responsible for
developing oral and parenteral formulations to support early phase clinical
trials through Phase 2b clinical studies before partnering with Merck
Manufacturing Division (MMD) to transition the program into late stage
development and commercialization. The FS group is specifically responsible for
developing products that improve human health through collaborations across
various organizations within the company with a strategic focus on identifying
and developing differentiating technologies for drug product concepts intended
to add value to our customers.

One Co-Op position is available in 2017 in the Sterile Formulation
Sciences group based at our Kenilworth, NJ site. During your Co-Op
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:

Plan and execute research experiments to develop formulations for
immediate/controlled release application of parenteral small molecule and
peptide drug products

Perform physicochemical, material and mechanical tests among others to characterize
the drug product and ensure drug product robustness against key quality



Full-time student pursuing a PhD degree in Chemical
Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Pharmaceutics, Chemistry,
Bioengineering and other relevant disciplines

Returning to school in Fall 2017


- Available for six
months, preferably starting early 2017

* Working knowledge and
understanding of peptide chemistry and macromolecular behavior

* Working knowledge and
understanding of physical and chemical characterization techniques

* Strong scientific
acumen, with ability to solve problems of medium/high complexity via
independent design, execution and interpretation of experiments

* Working knowledge of
commonly employed pharmaceutical unit operations to manufacture drug products

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-NJ-Kenilworth

Job Type: Co/Op

Employee Status: Temporary

Number of Openings: 1

Relocation Provided: None

Company Trade Name:Merck

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