2018 MRL ILS Metabolomics Intern

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

Merck& Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United Statesand Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio ofprescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The differencebetween potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation andinventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy forover a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forwardmomentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in globalhealthcare.

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 downon this goal. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific researchfacility of tomorrow, and will take Merck’s leading discovery capabilities andworld-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to createbreakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach seriousdiseases.

The Future Talent Programfeatures internships that last 9-12 weeks and will include one or moreprojects. These opportunities in our Merck Research Labs (MRL) can provide youwith great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for yourlong-term goals.

 Safety Assessment and LaboratoryAnimals Resources (SALAR) helps advance high quality drug candidates intodevelopment by defining the non–clinical safety and selectivity of leadcompounds. SALAR employees evaluate Lead Op candidates and preclinical toxicityof drug development candidates, provide mechanistic understanding ofdrug-induced toxicity, and assess implications for human safety.  SALAR provides collaborative research inanimal model development, veterinary medical and animal care, and research facilitymanagement. Safety Assessment also responds to regulatory questions in supportof drug registration. 

 Intern project summary:
Theintern will work on one or more small projects and/or experiments that willleverage state-of-the-art LC-MS technology for metabolomic application intoxicology.  The projects will require touse Thermofisher LC-MS instruments and software Compound Discoverer to processmetabolomic profiling data.  Day-to-dayactivities will likely include tasks that require sample preparation (plasma,urine, tissues), sample analysis using LC-MS platform, data analysis andbiochemical pathway analysis  with afocus 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.
  • RequiredExperience:

  • Candidates must be available to work full-time for 9-12 weeks beginning in May or June of 2018
  • PreferredExperience:

  • 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 ontologies

  • Your role at Merck isintegral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations tocome, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help makemeaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’reinventing for life. 


    If you need anaccommodation for the application process please email us atstaffingaadar@merck.com.


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