Data Science Intern Job

Upper Gwynedd PA
Feb 04, 2017
Feb 23, 2017
Organization Type
Data Science Intern:ADM007930


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 requires technical and analytical skills, including SAS or R programming.

The Intern will apply data mining algorithms/visualizations to large databases in order to identify actionable business insights that will support marketing and sales activities.

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: Be currently pursuing an MS or PhD degree in Statistics, Data Science, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or related quantitative field.

- Strong candidates in undergraduate programs will also be considered.

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

- Be returning to school in Fall, 2017.

Required Experience:

- Have proficiency in data wrangling and SQL

- Have a thorough understanding of data mining algorithms and extensive experience applying techniques to large data sets using R or SAS

- Have experience using Tableau or Spotfire to visualize large data sets

- Have a demonstrated ability to transform data into insight for making better decisions

- Have excellent written and verbal communication skills

- Have the ability to work autonomously and collaboratively as part of a team

Preferred Experience:

Minimum of 2 years prior work experience

Prior experience using Python

Applicants should have an interest in supporting pharmaceutical product Marketing and Sales initiatives, and the ability to compare and contrast results from various methodologies, and recommend the best techniques. 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

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully:

Merck & Co., Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:

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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-PA-Upper Gwynedd

Job Type: Intern

Employee Status: Temporary

Number of Openings: 1

Relocation Provided: None

Company Trade Name:Merck

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