Merck 2019 MRL Bioinformatics Co-Op in Cambridge, Massachusetts

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. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world’s premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we’re doubling down on this goal. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take Merck’s leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases.

The Merck Exploratory Science Center in Cambridge provides a unique experience to contribute to Merck’s drug discovery efforts at one of the earliest stages of the process. To this end, we strive to create a fast-paced, nimble and flexible environment of mutual respect, creativity, invention and team work. Cooperative (co-op) students will be part of a highly collaborative and innovative scientific culture with the ultimate goal of learning new biology, chemistry, and technology that drives therapeutic development. Students will be exposed to immunology, microbiology, chemical biology, synthetic chemistry and bioactive discovery both within the Merck Exploratory Science Center and other Merck Sites across the country. With access to Merck’s proven global Research and Development organization, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

This is a full- time internship position. Housing subsidy is not available as part of this program and must be funded 100% by the student.

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Required: Candidates must be currently enrolled in a masters program majoring in bioinformatics, systems biology, computational biology, or a related field.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Candidates must have high proficiency in R, shell, and/or python.

  • Candidates must have the ability to work full-time for up to (6) months beginning in early 2019.

  • Candidates must have basic understanding of applied mathematics and linear algebra.

  • Candidates must be highly motivated and driven and willing to take initiative to learn new science.

  • Candidates must be a strong team player.

  • Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Candidates must be comfortable using a PC computer and proficient in Windows-based operating systems and basic applications, such as spreadsheets and databases.

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life.

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Title: 2019 MRL Bioinformatics Co-Op

Primary Location: NA-US-MA-Cambridge

Requisition ID: ADM010105