Bioprocess Modeling Intern (PhD Candidates) Job

West Point PA
Mar 09, 2017
Mar 16, 2017
Organization Type
Bioprocess Modeling Intern (PhD Candidates):ADM007870


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 Mathematical Modeler will work to accelerate progress in vaccine, biologic, and pharmaceutical research and manufacturing. The candidate will develop and apply quantitative mathematical modeling and simulation methodologies to a wide range of problems in the pharmaceutical industry.

Work may include, but is not limited, to developing compact dynamical models with a reduced number of parameters for complex biological systems. Examples include modeling viral infection, enzymatic degradation, bioreactor modeling, and disease modeling. The candidate should have an ample understanding of fundamental transport phenomena and kinetic theories applied to biological systems and its numerical solution.



- PhD candidate in Engineering, Mathematics, Computational Biology, Physics, or other related fields.


- Extensive knowledge in one or more of the following areas: Mathematical analysis and modeling using continuous and/or stochastic models in computational biology, chemical engineering, and fluid dynamics.

- The ability to formulate new models and analyze them with existing experimental data.

- The ability to program and run simulations of such models in some appropriate system (Matlab, Mathematica, Python, Fortran or more specialized software such as ANSYS Fluent, or COMSOL in a particular research domain).

- Able to work full-time for a period of 9-12 weeks beginning in June 2017.

- Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to make high-level presentations for senior executives.

- Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to work with incomplete or imperfect data.

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-West Point

Job Type: Intern

Employee Status: Temporary

Number of Openings: 1

Relocation Provided: None

Company Trade Name:Merck

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