2018 MRL Host Pathogen, Cell Biology Co-Op - Cambridge

Cambridge, MA, US
March 23 2018
Organization Type
Requisition ID: ADM009335

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. 

The Merck Exploratory Science Center inCambridge provides a unique experience to contribute to Merck’s drugdiscovery efforts at one of the earliest stages of the process.  To this end, we strive to create afast-paced, nimble and flexible environment of mutual respect, creativity,invention and team work.  Co-opstudents will be part of a highly collaborative and innovative scientificculture with the ultimate goal of learning new biology that drivestherapeutic development.  Students willbe exposed to immunology, microbiology, chemical biology, synthetic chemistryand bioactive discovery both within the Merck Exploratory Science Center andother Merck Sites across the country.  Withaccess to Merck’s proven global R&D organization, you will have theopportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues whiledeveloping and expanding your career.


This Co-op position will assist in buildingand characterizing physiologically relevant 3D models of the gut to supportdrug discovery efforts. To do so, we will be utilizing a combination ofmolecular and cellular techniques. 


Co-Op positioncommitment: 6 months, July 2018 – December 2018



  • Candidates must be currently enrolled as an undergraduate majoring in Biology/Biochemistry/Bioengineering/Immunologyor a related field as a sophomore or above
  • Candidates must have a minimum GPA of 3.2

Required Experience:
  • Candidates must be available full-time during the months of July 2018 – December 2018
Preferred Experience:
  • Experience with mammalian tissue culture, qPCR and imaging
  • Highly motivated and driven and willing to take initiative to learn new science 
  • Strong team player
  • 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.


Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully: 

Merck & Co., Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity.  Please, no phone calls or emails.  All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck.  No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means.


Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


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