2018 MRL Biologics Discovery Protein Sciences Intern

Palo Alto, CA, US
January 22 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: ADM009181

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. 

TheFuture Talent Program features internships that last 9-12 weeks.  
Production of high qualityproteins is a critical aspect of drug discovery research; recombinantproteins are used in a variety of assays, serve as antigens for antibodygeneration, are used for target validation, and for biologics, represent thedrug itself.  Theprotein sciences department produces thousands of proteins each year toenable multiple avenues of research and development; given this number, weare exploring various automation solutions to increase our throughput.  One unmet need is a medium-throughputautomated purification platform that generates up to tens of milligrams ofprotein from The intern would gain experience and knowledge of various proteinproduction and purification methods typically used within the pharmaceuticalindustry to support the research pipeline. The intern would also be introduced to the various approaches,strategies, and DOE required for drug discovery and development.


  • Currently enrolled in a minimum of a BS/BA in: Biology,Biochemistry, Chemistry or relevant discipline
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
Required Experience:
  • Candidates must be available for a period of 9-12 continuous weeks, beginning June 2018

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 assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to staffingaadar@merck.com.


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