2018 MRL Oncology Discovery Intern - Boston

Boston, MA, US
October 12 2017
Organization Type
Requisition ID: ADM008779

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. 

The Merck Oncology Discovery team is seekinga motivated, creative, and technically skilled student for a three monthinternship.  The student should have astrong interest in cancer research and learning about Oncology drugdiscovery.  The successful candidatewill serve as an integral member of a multidisciplinary drug discoveryproject team developing novel modalities for Immuno-Oncology.  The candidate will work with a scientificmentor to develop and carry out biochemical, and/or cell-based assays to characterizepotential therapeutic molecules. 


Students with a background in biology, biochemistry,molecular or cell biology, biomedical engineering, or a related field will beconsidered. 

Theresponsibilities of the Oncology Discovery team member include:

  • Design, execute, interpret and report in vitro experiments.
  • Assist in developing, executing, andtroubleshooting biochemical, and cell-based assays.
  • Communicate data clearly and concisely toteams and stakeholders.
  • Monitor, review, and critically interpret published work to guide research.
  • Collaborate actively with the different project team members.


  • Required: Candidates must be currently pursuing a BS/BA degree in biology, biochemistry, molecular or cell biology, biomedical engineering, or a related field
  • 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
  • Candidates must have basic knowledge in cancer biology/immunology
  • Candidates must have experience with basic lab procedures: pipetting, solution preparation, plate assays.
  • Candidates must have experience with basic mammalian cell culture
  • Candidates must have ability to perform accurate data analysis
  • PreferredExperience:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including preparation of lab reports and presentations.
  • Strong attention to detail 

  • 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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