2018 MRL Agreements Intern

Upper Gwynedd, PA, US
October 12 2017
Organization Type
Requisition ID: ADM008639

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 summer intern within Global Agreements, an organization that drafts, negotiates, and executes agreements on a global basis.  We are responsible for negotiating industry sponsored clinical trial agreements, confidentiality agreements, and other agreements related to clinical research. 
One internship position is available in 2018 in the Global Agreements group based at our Upper Gwynedd, PA site. During your internship appointment you will work closely with experienced contract negotiators to learn about the following topics:

  • The clinical trial process and scientific engagement process
  • Contract negotiation in a pharmaceutical setting
  • Compliance in a pharmaceutical setting on a global level
  • Qualifications

  • Required: Candidates must be currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in political science, criminal justice, English, or similar disciplines, or a full-time student pursuing a JD in Law with an interest in corporate or international law.
  • Candidates must be returning to school in the Fall of 2018.
  • Required Experience:
  • Candidates must be available to work full-time for 9-12 weeks beginning in June of 2018
  • Candidates must have superior communication and writing skills
  • Candidates must have excellent academic achievement and analytical ability
  • Candidates must be a good team player and have the ability to work independently
  • Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically Microsoft Excel
  • Candidates must be able to travel up to (5) percent of the time.

  • 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.  Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully: Merck & Co., Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity.  Please, no phone calls or emails.  All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck.  No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:             EEOC Poster            EEOC GINA Supplement  FTP2018

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