2018 MRL Chemical Microbiology Co-Op - Cambridge

Cambridge, MA, US
March 23 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: ADM009334

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 toassist in building novel bioactive discovery platforms to studyhost-microbial interactions to understand mechanisms by which the humanmicrobiome controls health or disease. To do so, we will be utilizing acombination of approaches in microbiology and cell/molecular/chemicaltechniques. The student will also help to design experimental approaches foruncovering the causative role(s) of the microbiome in various human diseases.In addition, the student will be expected to work with their mentor toidentify and execute a research project during the Co-op experience.  

Emerging scientist with curiosityand attention to detail. Performs basic techniques in support of discoverybiology research, including preparation of basic cell, molecular andmicrobiological assays. Meticulously applies pre-defined procedures toexecute experiments, observes all details and records results in a highlyorganized manner. Effectively communicates results in both written and oralform. Contributes to a diverse team and asks questions.




  • Candidates must be a currently enrolled rising senior (preferred), or junior,working on Bachelor, or Master, of Science degree in Biology or related field
  • Candidates must have completed college level microbiology and/ormolecular biology laboratory course
Required Experience:
  • Candidates must be Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Preferred Experience:
  • Previous experience as a co-operative trainee

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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