2018 MRL Chemical Biology Co-Op - Cambridge

Cambridge, MA, US
October 12 2017
Life Sciences, Biology
Organization Type
Requisition ID: 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 currentlyrecruiting for a co-op student within Infectious Diseases and Vaccines. ThisCo-op position will assist in chemical biology-based technology platformdevelopment using mammalian cell-based culture, cell lysis procedures, andwestern blotting.  The student will alsohelp to drive the development of new synthetic chemistry and cellular chemistrymethodologies.   In addition, the studentwill be expected to work with their mentor to identify and execute a researchproject 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.
  • RequiredExperience:

  • 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 preparation
  • PreferredExperience:

    • Experiencewith Western Blotting and other similar immunoassays.
    • Experiencewith mammalian cell culture and cell lysis methods.
    • Strongdesire to learn chemical biology methods.
    • Highlymotivated and driven and willing to take initiative to learn new science
    • Strongteam player
    • Excellentoral and written communication skills
    • Comfortableusing a PC computer and proficient in Windows-based operating systems and basicapplications, 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.


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    Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


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