2018 MRL Medical Writing Intern

Rahway, NJ, US
October 12 2017
Organization Type
Requisition ID: CLI006365

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. 

MerckResearch Lab is currently seeking a highly motivated individual with interestsin medicine, pharmacology/pharmacy, or biological sciences, as well as interestin copy editing, data verification, and formatting of communications inmedicine and science. The goal of this internship is to gain broad insight intothe drug development process, knowledge of clinical regulatory documents, andhands on experience in clinical technical editing. The Medical Writingdepartment is responsible for creating documents that report the results ofclinical trials in subjects receiving investigational Merck products toregulatory agencies in the U.S. and worldwide. These documents include clinicalstudy protocols, clinical study reports, Investigator Brochures, and overallsummaries of clinical programs. The Medical Writing department works in all ofMerck’s therapeutic areas, including oncology, infectious disease, cardiology,diabetes, and neurology. The intern will work on a project that will givehim/her individual and team experience with how clinical trials are designed,analyzed, and reported.  He/she will workunder the guidance of a mentor and have observational as well as hands-onresponsibilities.


  • Required: Candidates must be currently enrolled in a BS or BA degree program in the life sciences or a field related to writing or editing.
  • Candidates must have completed (3) years of study prior to June 2018.
  • 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 some technical expertise in Microsoft Office (advanced Microsoft Word, including the use of electronic Word templates) or Adobe Acrobat.

  • 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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