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Merck 2024 University Recruiting - Oral Formulation Sciences (PSCS) - Intern in Rahway, New Jersey

Job Description

20 2 4 Pharmaceutical Sciences and Clinical Supplies intern

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

Our company is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company - one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of people like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

 Our Research & Development Division Pharmaceutical Sciences & Clinical Supplies (PSCS) organization is responsible for translating a therapeutic agent into a functional drug product optimized for patients. The Oral Formulation Sciences department within PSCS, located in Rahway (NJ), is seeking summer interns who will work collaboratively in a team environment to help solve key challenges in formulation development, manufacturing and clinical supply chain.

  • Oral Formulation Sciences(OFS)is responsible for developing oral formulations to support early phase clinical trials through commercialization (location: Rahway (NJ)). Example intern projects include:

  • Cracking propensity in titanium-free film coating formulations

  • Development of a gastroretentive drug delivery system for low colonic absorption drugs

  • Quantitative image analysis of defects in film coated tablets

  • Drucker-Prager cap model parameter database build

We are seeking intern candidates at all levels with strong academic performance, communication skills, teamwork, and the ability to work in a multi- functional environment. The interns will participate in departmental and project team meetings to provide a broad perspective on the drug development process in the pharmaceutical industry. In addition, the intern student will have an opportunity to present their research results in both oral and written formats. During your internship appointment you will work closely with an experienced pharmaceutical industry scientist on a research project within one of the departments within PSCS.

Location: Rahway, NJ

This is a full-time internship position.

Minimum Education Requirement:

  • Candidates must be a currently enrolled undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior student pursuing a Bachelor's degree OR a currently enrolled graduate student pursuing a Masters or PhD in Pharmaceutics, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or Engineering.

  • Candidates must be available to work full-time for up to (12) weeks from June - August 2024.

  • Candidates must have completed at least (2) years of studies toward bachelor’s degree by June 2024.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Candidates should have significant interest in Pharmaceutical Sciences & Clinical Supplies

  • Candidates should have basic laboratory skills and research experience, such as: electronic notebook recording, HPLC, spectroscopy, analytical techniques, and safe lab practices

  • Candidates should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Under New York City, Colorado State, Washington State, and California State law, the Company is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this job. Final determinations with respect to salary will take into account a number of factors, which may include, but not be limited to the primary work location and the chosen candidate’s relevant skills, experience, and education.

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Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

Employee Status:

Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)


No relocation

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No Travel Required

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Requisition ID: R258446