2018 MRL ILS Metabolomics Intern Job

West Point, PA, US
October 12 2017
Organization Type
Requisition ID: ADM008636

& 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

The Future Talent Program
features internships that last 9-12 weeks and will include one or more
projects. These opportunities in our Merck Research Labs (MRL) can provide you
with great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for your
long-term goals.


Safety Assessment and Laboratory
Animals Resources (SALAR) helps advance high quality drug candidates into
development by defining the non–clinical safety and selectivity of lead
compounds. SALAR employees evaluate Lead Op candidates and preclinical toxicity
of drug development candidates, provide mechanistic understanding of
drug-induced toxicity, and assess implications for human safety.  SALAR provides collaborative research in
animal model development, veterinary medical and animal care, and research facility
management. Safety Assessment also responds to regulatory questions in support
of drug registration. 


Intern project summary:

intern will work on one or more small projects and/or experiments that will
leverage state-of-the-art LC-MS technology for metabolomic application in
toxicology.  The projects will require to
use Thermofisher LC-MS instruments and software Compound Discoverer to process
metabolomic profiling data.  Day-to-day
activities will likely include tasks that require sample preparation (plasma,
urine, tissues), sample analysis using LC-MS platform, data analysis and
biochemical pathway analysis  with a
focus on metabolic changes due to antibiotic dosing in rats.   Good understanding of biochemical pathway
(esp. gut microbiome) and some experience with computer database building
(small molecular metabolite database) will be a plus.



  • Required:
    Candidates must be currently enrolled in a minimum of a BS/BA in:
    Chemical/Bio Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Toxicology, Pharmacology,
    Pharmacy, or a relevant discipline.
  • 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

  • Preferred

  • Minimum
    GPA of 3.0
  • Strong
    analytical skills
  • Background
    with programming languages and the ability to learn new technologies
  • Experience
    or familiarity with semantic technologies, such as text analytics and

  • 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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