2018 MRL CMRO Intern

South San Francisco, CA, US
February 14 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: ADM009254

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 and the EarlyDevelopment and Discovery Sciences Department has an internship within CardioMetabolic Renal and Ophthalmology in South San Francisco,CA.


Recent studiessuggest that excessive peripheral insulin action may exacerbatecardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes. This may be mediated inpart by its ability to modulate lipid metabolism. More recently, it has beendemonstrated that blocking the counter- regulatory hormone glucagon canrobustly lower blood glucose levels without substantial risk of hypoglycemiain preclinical and clinical studies. However, these positive effects onglucose were accompanied by an increase in circulating lipid levels. Themolecular and cellular mechanisms that directly link insulin and glucagonaction to lipid metabolism have been underexplored.

The intern willexplore one or more novel mechanisms by which the dyslipidemia associatedwith these blood glucose lowering agents may be reduced. Understanding thesemechanisms will help to design better therapies, or to enhance existingapproaches, used to treat diabetes and lower associated risks of diabeticcomplications. The intern will work as part of a team employing a variety of in vivo and ex vivo approaches using preclinical dysmetabolic models. Basiclab skills and knowledge in biochemistry, physiology, or molecular biology isrequired. 



  • Candidates must be 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, beginningJune 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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