2018 MRL Bioinformatics Co-Op - Cambridge

Cambridge, MA, US
October 12 2017
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Requisition ID: ADM008767

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 for a co-opstudent within the Bioinformatics Group at Merck’s Exploratory Science Centerin Cambridge (MA).  The student will betrained in the analysis of data emanating from the microbiome (e.g.metagenomics, metatranscriptomics and metabolomics) and associated human oranimal host (e.g. transcriptomics and proteomics).  This data will be analyzed to determine therole that the microbiome plays in human disease or to determine if themicrobiome can be modulated to improve responses to interventions (e.g.vaccines or drug compounds).  


  • Required: Candidates must be currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Biology, Computer Science, Physics, or a related field.
  • Candidates must be returning to school following the completion of the co-op.
  • RequiredExperience:

  • Candidates must be available to work full-time for 4-6 months beginning in January of 2018
  • Candidates must have completed at least (1) full year of college study prior to the co-op
  • PreferredExperience:

  • Knowledge of statistical analysis and packages used to perform them (e.g. MINITAB, R, Matlab),
  • Familiarity with Unix/Linux operating system
  • Fluency in a programming language (e.g. Python or Perl)

  • 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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