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Merck 2023 Medical Affairs Vaccines / Infectious Disease Intern in North Wales, Pennsylvania

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.

Our Medical Affairs team is currently recruiting a summer intern within Infectious Diseases and Vaccines. This is an exciting opportunity for a self-driven and ambitious candidate to work with a group of medical affairs professionals engaged in medical and scientific strategy development for pneumococcal vaccines. The pneumococcal vaccines program includes both licensed and pipeline vaccines, providing an opportunity to gain a broad understanding of scientific strategy development for vaccine programs. During the internship period, the candidate will play a key role in the following activities: scientific literature search & review, development & review of medical education materials, participation in key scientific input meetings with subject area scientific leaders, congress planning and execution; and participation in cross functional team meetings and collaborations relevant to pneumococcal vaccines. Under the guidance of the medical affairs team, the candidate will also develop and complete a specific project over the course of the internship.

Self-study materials will be provided for understanding of the therapeutic area during orientation. Knowledge of Microsoft office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) is required. This position would best suit someone with a background and interest in biomedical science, bacteriology, vaccinology, microbiology, biology, epidemiology and/or immunology.

Required Education & Experience:

  • Candidates must be currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in the sciences or another area of study that would align with the background required for this type of internship (i.e. bachelor’s degree in the humanities with a pre-medical focus).

  • Candidates must be returning to school in the Fall of 2023

  • Candidates must be available to work full-time for 12 weeks beginning on 5JUN 2023.

  • Candidates musthave experience searching and interpreting peer-reviewed scientific literature in support of research projects, the ability to categorize information resources according to therapeutic areas, phases of research, and business goals

  • Candidates must have a basic understanding of the biomedical sciences, biology, epidemiology and immunology

  • Candidates must have excellent written communication skills

  • Candidates must have excellent organizational and time management skills

  • Candidates should be an excellent team player who is able to readily take on responsibilities and work independently

Preferred Experience & Skills:

  • Candidates should have experience publishing professional or educational documentation on the web, using a content-management platform such as SharePoint

  • Candidates should have knowledge of the Pharmaceutical industry.

Our Medical Affairs team advances patient care by engaging in scientific exchange with external medical experts and industry professionals ensuring the scientific value of our products is realized. We engage and train internal employees to ensure that they thoroughly comprehend the science behind the medicine and review further unmet medical needs to bolster collaboration and further differentiate our portfolio.

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.



New hires in office-based roles in the US & Puerto Rico will be required, subject to applicable law, to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement that can be accommodated without an undue burden to the operation. However, subject to applicable law, employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as employees in health services, customer facing commercial, or research based roles, will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.

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Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)


No relocation

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Requisition ID: R204286