2018 MRL Chemical Biology Co-Op - Cambridge

Cambridge, MA, US
March 23 2018
Life Sciences, Biology
Organization Type
Requisition ID: ADM009336

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. 

This Co-op position will be to assist in chemical biology-basedtechnology platform development using mammalian cell-based culture, cell lysisprocedures, and western blotting.  Thestudent will also help to drive the development of new synthetic chemistry andcellular chemistry methodologies.   Inaddition, the student will be expected to work with their mentor to identify andexecute a research project during the Co-op experience.   



  • Candidates must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate majoring inChemistry, Biochemistry or a related field as a sophomore or above
  • Candidates must have completed Organic Chemistry I coursework
  • Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 3.1
Required Experience:
  • Candidates must have experience with basic lab techniques such as pipetting andsolution preparation
  • Candidates must be available to work full-time for 5-6 months beginning in Fall of 2018
  • Candidates must have experience with Western Blotting and other similar immunoassays
  • Candidates must have experience with expression with mammalian cell culture and cell lysis methods
  • Candidates must have experience with synthetic chemistry or peptide chemistrytechniques
Preferred Experience:
  • Strong desire to learn chemical biology methods
  • Highly motivated and driven and willing to take initiative to learnnew science
  • Strong team player
  • Has excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Comfortable using a PC computer and proficient in Windows-based operating systemsand basic applications, such as spreadsheets and databases
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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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


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