2018 MRL Monitoring Excellence Intern Job

Gwynedd, PA, US
September 18 2017
Organization Type
2018 MRL Monitoring Excellence Intern:ADM008634


& 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

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

Monitoring Excellence is a division
with in Global Clinical Trials Operations ( GCTO) with the following mission;

- Deliver a Quality monitoring visit
& report
- To work with our partners to ensure
highly trained, well equipped and empowered Clinical Research Assistants (CRA)
for all of Merck’s clinical trials
- Harmonize monitoring processes &
procedures across all regions
- Return to basics “what’s important”
with respect to site monitoring
- Increase CRA engagement; create an
enjoyable/rewarding work environment.
- Instill a mindset of proactive
accountability within all CRAs
- Investigate innovative ways of
resourcing and monitoring sites

The Monitoring Excellence team is
seeking a motivated and technically skilled student majoring in the biological
sciences or public health. The student
should have strong interest in clinical trials administration and drug discovery. Successful candidates will be able to work
independently, but will also be expected to proactively collaborate with
colleagues. Primary responsibilities
include contributing to the analysis of key performance and operational data
including resource allocation, process compliance, and quality measures such as
audit and inspection findings.

The candidate will be an active
participant in the team environment and complete virtual training on Merck
monitoring requirements. The candidate
will have an opportunity to attend a local monitoring visit and various
departmental meetings to gain a better understanding of the CRA role and
analysis required.

The responsibilities of the Monitoring
Excellence intern include:

- Review and summarize available data
on the resource allocation of CRAs
- Design and implement a US heat map
of studies and CRA activity
- Review sample of monitoring data for
trends and consistency of activity
- Attend ME team meeting and local
functional area meetings as requested.
- Collaborate with members from other functional
areas; country operations, data management, global operations, study
management, quality and continuous improvement , and portfolio and
sourcing relationship management



- Required:
Candidates must be currently pursuing a BS, MS or PhD
degree in Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Research or Health Care
Administration, Public Health,
Biology, and other relevant disciplines
- Candidates
must be returning to school in the Fall of 2018.


- Candidates
must be available to work full-time for 9-12 weeks beginning in May or June
of 2018
- Candidates
must have experience using Microsoft
- Candidates
must have previous medical writing experience.
- Candidates
must have the ability to analyze trends, design, and create reports.
- Candidates
must have technical ability to learn and design heat maps.


- Ability
to design a US heat map with sites, studies, monitor location, etc.
- Ability to
review and summarize audit findings, trends, etc. around monitoring

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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accommodation for the application process please email us at

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or through other means.

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-PA-Upper Gwynedd

Job Type: Intern

Employee Status: Temporary

Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time

Number of Openings: 2

Alternative Work Arrangements Available: Remote Work,

Relocation Provided: None

Company Trade Name:Merck

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