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Job Description

The Future Talent Program features internships that last up to 12 weeks and will include one or more projects. These opportunities in our Research & Development Division can provide you with great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals.

The projects will be in one of the following areas:

Early Discovery Genetics (2 positions, Cambridge MA or remote):
  • Analysis of large-scale human genetic and genomic datasets to facilitate discovery of novel targets and biomarkers of disease risk and progression
  • Participate in the development of statistical and computational methods/pipelines to analyze genetic and genomic datasets
  • Work within an integrated team supporting validation efforts, including bioinformatic analysis of bulk and single-cell sequencing

Computational Oncology and Immunology(7 positions, Cambridge MA, Boston MA, South San Francisco CA or remote):
  • Analysis, implementation and visualization of network and graph algorithms for the study of interactions among disease-relevant biological networks
  • Analysis of sequencing datasets (e.g. RNA-seq, single cell RNA-seq, CROP-seq) with state-of-the-art methods to better understand disease biology and support target candidate evaluation
  • Data mining of large internal and external databases of molecular modalities for therapeutic discovery, disease stratification, and biomarkers for disease progression.

Required Education and Experience:
  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in a minimum of a Bachelor's degree program in Biological Sciences or a related field of study. Students enrolled in graduate programs (MS or PhD) are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Candidates must be available to work full-time for 9-12 weeks beginning in May or June of 2023

Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Candidates should have excellent academic achievement and analytical ability
  • Candidates should have ability to demonstrate superior communication and interpersonal skills and should be able to work well in a collaborative team environment
  • Candidates should have interests/experience in ANY of the fields of molecular biology, oncology, immunology, cardiometabolism, ophthalmology, neuroscience, cell biology, or bioinformatics
  • Specific skill sets should include one or more of the following: experience with R or Python programming languages, analysis of bulk or single cell datasets

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we "follow the science" that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. We believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.

Who we are...

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.

What we look for...

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us-and start making your impact today.



Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.

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Employee Status:
Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)

No relocation

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Travel Requirements:
No Travel Required

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Requisition ID:R200862

Job Information

  • Job ID: 69498148
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Merck
  • Position Title: 2023 Data & Genome Sciences Intern
  • Job Function: Customer Service
  • Job Type: Full-Time
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