2018 MRL Monitoring Excellence Intern Job

Gwynedd, PA, US
October 12 2017
Organization Type
Requisition ID: 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.

  • Required

  • 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.

  • Preferred

  • 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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    available for this position.


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