2018 MRL Oncology Discovery Intern - Boston Job

Boston, MA, US
September 27 2017
Organization Type
2018 MRL Oncology Discovery Intern - Boston:ADM008774


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.

Merck Research Lab’s Oncology Discovery team is seeking a
motivated, creative, and technically skilled student for a 3- month summer internship. The student should have a strong interest in
cancer research and learning about oncology drug discovery. The successful candidate will serve as an
integral member of a multidisciplinary drug discovery project team developing
novel small molecule inhibitors for epigenetic targets. The candidate will work with a scientific
mentor to develop and carry out biochemical, biophysical, and/or cell-based
assays to characterize potential therapeutic molecules. Students with a background in biochemistry,
molecular or cell biology, biomedical engineering, or a related field will be
considered. Candidates should have
completed 3 years of undergraduate study.

The responsibilities of the
Oncology Discovery team member include:

- Design, execute, interpret and
report in vitro experiments.
- Assist in developing, executing,
and troubleshooting biochemical, biophysical, and cell-based assay
- Communicate data clearly and
concisely to teams and stakeholders.
- Monitor, review, and critically
interpret published work to guide their own research.
- Collaborate
with members from other functional areas, including medicinal chemistry, in
vivo and in vitro pharmacology and genetics.



- Required:
Candidates must be currently pursuing a BS/BA
degree in biochemistry, molecular or cell biology, biomedical engineering,
or a related field
- Candidates
must be returning to school in Fall of 2018.


- Candidates
must be available to work full-time for up to 12 weeks beginning in May or
June of 2018
- Candidates
must have completed at least (3) full years of college study by
June of 2018
- Strong
desire to develop knowledge of Oncology drug discovery.
- Experience
with basic lab procedures: pipetting, solution preparation, plate assays.
- Experience
with basic mammalian cell culture.
- Demonstrated
ability to perform accurate data analysis.


- Excellent
oral and written communication skills, including preparation of lab reports and
- Strong
attention to detail.

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.

If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com.

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.

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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-MA-Boston

Job Type: Intern

Employee Status: Temporary

Number of Openings: 1

Hazardous Materials: Lab chemicals/research compounds, BSL1 and 2 work

Relocation Provided: None

Company Trade Name:Merck

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