2018 MRL Economic Modeling Intern

Upper Gwynedd, PA, US
October 12 2017
Organization Type
Requisition ID: ADM008802

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 summer intern within the Center for Observational andReal-world Evidence (CORE). The position requires technical and analyticalskills, including decision-analytic modeling, programming in Excel, R and anunderstanding of applied decision-analysis.

The intern will utilize developed health economic models to generateinsights on the potential value of healthcare interventions and technologies inoncology. 

Projects may be product-specific or focused on issues spanning multipleproducts.


At the conclusion of the term,the Intern will share results and recommended actions as a final projectpresentation.


This is a paid intern opportunitytargeted to start in May/June 2018 until August 2018.


Applicants should have aninterest in supporting human health and drug discovery, and have the ability togenerate and interpret results using various methodologies. If you are the kindof individual who thrives on challenge and possesses the technical, leadershipand business skills that are of value to our business, we invite you to apply.

 Aletter of reference from a professor is highly recommended; you may attach itin the same section of the profile as your resume.


  • Required: Candidates must be currently pursuing a Masters or PhD degree in Statistics, Data Science, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, business, economics, informatics, policy, or related quantitative field
  • Candidates must be returning to school in the Fall of 2018
  • Candidates must have completed at least two semesters of graduate courses by May 31, 2018.
  • RequiredExperience:

  • Candidates must be available to work full-time for 9-12 weeks beginning in May or June of 2018
  • Candidates must have minimum of (1) year of healthcare domain knowledge in life sciences, health data, health IT and/or the payer marketplace.
  • Candidates must have strong communication skills.
  • Candidates must have experience or exposure to health economic analyses
  • Candidates must have an understanding of applied decision-analysis with familiarity in its application to healthcare.
  • Candidates must be persistent and driven: Demonstrated characteristics of a forward thinker and self-motivator that thrives on new challenges and adapts to learning new knowledge
  • Candidates must have experience in the development of model-based insights from healthcare data in a health-related industry, academic, or research setting.
  • PreferredExperience:

    • Knowledge of applied decision-analysis in healthcare
    • Demonstratedexpertise in programming in Excel and/or R
    • Experienceworking with multi-functional teams
    • Understandingof business processes in one or more of discovery, research, clinical,commercial, regulatory or safety domains
    • Anunderstanding of health technology assessment is a plus

    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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