2018 MRL Infectious Disease and Vaccines Co-Op Job

West Point, PA, US
October 12 2017
Organization Type
Requisition ID: ADM008755

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 a co-op student within the Engineering group the Infectious Disease and Vaccines department. The co-op will be working with other engineers and microbiologists to help develop and implement novel solutions to enable cutting-edge anti-microbial research including bioreactors, automation/robotic systems, and process development.



  • Required: Candidates must be currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in an engineering program (biomedical preferred) with sufficient coursework to be prepared for a co-op role.

  • Candidates must be returning to school following the co-op assignment.

  • Required Experience:

  • Candidates must be available to work full-time for 4-6 months beginning in summer of 2018

  • Candidates must have experience with biological laboratory techniques such as sterile technique

  • Candidates must have experience with and knowledge of Microsoft office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint)

  • Preferred Experience:

  • Prior computer programming experience

  • Previous virology or microbiology experience

  • Prior coursework in the life sciences

  • 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.


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