Merck 2019 MRL Headquarters Clinical Quality Management Intern in Upper Gwynedd, Pennsylvania

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.

Headquarters Clinical Quality Management (HQ CQM) is a group within the Global Clinical Trial Operations (GCTO) Quality and Continuous Improvement department and serves as quality experts to clinical trial teams across all therapeutic areas as part of Merck’s overall Quality Management System (QMS). It is critical that clinical trials are executed globally at the highest quality in order to ensure patient rights, safety and well-being are maintained and to provide the required data which allows Merck to bring new prescription medications and vaccines to the market. HQ CQM’s focus is to proactively support teams in embedding quality into clinical trial design, monitoring quality during trial execution and addressing quality related issues.

The HQ CQM team is seeking a motivated, technically skilled student intern majoring in the biological sciences or public health. The student should have a strong interest in clinical trials administration and drug discovery process.

Successful candidates will be able to work independently as well as proactively collaborate with colleagues. Primary responsibilities will include assisting clinical trial teams in assessing risk and monitoring quality during trial execution. The candidate will be an active participant, attend HQ CQM departmental and trial team meetings and will complete virtual Merck trainings on how to plan, execute and/or close out a clinical as well as Merck’s QMS.

This candidate may be responsible for tracking timelines for quality deliverables and may become proficient in project management as related to risk assessment and quality management. The candidate may interact with internal and external stakeholders (vendors, committees, etc.) in support of quality activities.

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 pursuing a BS/BA, MS or PhD in Pharmaceuticals, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Research or Health Care Administration, Public Health, Biology or other relevant disciplines.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Candidates must have strong Microsoft Office Skills.

  • Candidates must have analytical ability to review trends, design and create reports and/or presentations.

  • Candidates must be able to summarize data and trends in writing.

  • Candidates must have the ability to work up to (12) weeks beginning in May or June of 2019.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Candidates should possess excellent Teamwork and Leadership skills.

  • Candidates should possess strategic thinking and problem solving skills.

  • Candidates should have Project Management experience (e.g. deliver project/assignment by specific date, overcome obstacles that impact the project delivery.)

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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Other Locations: NA-US-NJ-Rahway

Title: 2019 MRL Headquarters Clinical Quality Management Intern

Primary Location: NA-US-PA-Upper Gwynedd

Requisition ID: ADM009896