2018 MRL Chemical Biology Co-Op - Cambridge Job

Cambridge, MA, US
September 27 2017
Life Sciences, Biology
Organization Type
2018 MRL Chemical Biology Co-Op - Cambridge:ADM008768


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 is currently
recruiting for a co-op student within Infectious Diseases and Vaccines. This
Co-op position will assist in chemical biology-based technology platform
development using mammalian cell-based culture, cell lysis procedures, and
western blotting. The student will also
help to drive the development of new synthetic chemistry and cellular chemistry
methodologies. In addition, the student
will be expected to work with their mentor to identify and execute a research
project during the co-op experience.



- Required:
Candidates must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate majoring in
Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related field as a sophomore or above.
- Candidates
must be returning to school following completion of the co-op.
- Candidates
must have a minimum GPA of 3.1.


- Candidates
must be available to work full-time for up to 6 months beginning in early 2018
- Candidates must
have experience with basic lab techniques such as pipetting and solution


- Experience
with Western Blotting and other similar immunoassays.
- Experience
with mammalian cell culture and cell lysis methods.
- Strong
desire to learn chemical biology methods.
- Highly
motivated and driven and willing to take initiative to learn new science
- Strong
team player
- Excellent
oral and written communication skills
- 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.

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-Cambridge

Job Type: Co/Op

Employee Status: Temporary

Number of Openings: 1

Hazardous Materials: Common chemical reagents in the chemistry and biology labs.

Relocation Provided: None

Company Trade Name:Merck

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