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Merck & Co, Inc

2022 Pharmacovigilance Operations and Global Process Enablement Summer Intern ( MERCUSR144450ENUS)

Aerospace and Aviation




North Wales, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

Subject to applicable law, all prospective hires will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or intend to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 1, 2021 or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement. Hired candidates who are not vaccinated by November 1, 2021, and who have not been approved for a legally required medical or religious accommodation will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, in accordance with applicable law.

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 Company is an innovative, global healthcare leader that is committed to improving health and well-being around the world. Our core product categories include diabetes, cancer, vaccine, and hospital acute care. We continue to focus our research on conditions that represent some of today’s most significant health challenges – like cancer, hepatitis C, cardio-metabolic disease, antibiotic-resistant infection and Alzheimer’s disease, and we are on the front lines in the fight against emerging global pandemics, such as Ebola. We also devote extensive time and energy to increasing access to medicines and vaccines through far-reaching programs that donate and deliver our products to the people who need them. We operate in 60 countries and sell to 140 markets around the world.

The Pharmacovigilance Operations and Global Process Enablement (PV-O&GPE) Organization within our Company's Research & Development Division ensures patient safety by setting the company standards for Pharmacovigilance (PV), serving as the US PV Lead and aligning global PV standards to maintain compliance with local legislation while establishing and maintaining the quality management system for the collection, management and reporting of individual and aggregate safety reports.

This 10 to 12-week internship with PV-O&GPE will provide a great opportunity to expose yourself to the field of drug safety. As an intern, you would be involved with supporting initiatives to simplify and automate business processes by leveraging innovative technical solutions.

Your projects may involve:

  • Critically evaluating the processes and tools that we currently use to monitor PV compliance

  • Identify and implement solutions for automation of processes to develop creative and interactive metrics dashboards to monitor PV compliance

Your assignments and supervision will be under the guidance of PV-O&GPE Associate Director.

Required Education & Experience:

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in a BA/BS or Master’s program with an anticipated graduation date between December 2022 and August 2023

  • Candidates must be currently pursuing a degree in one of the following areas: Science, Technology, Engineering, Business/Finance, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Information Systems, Informatics/Data Science, or a related field.

  • Candidates must have superior written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

  • Candidates must have strong document management and organizational skills

  • Candidates must have strong analytical mindset, detailed oriented and data driven

  • Candidates must demonstrate initiative, leadership, and ownership of deliverables

  • Candidates must be a self-starter, fast learner, and manage multiple priorities while working in fast-paced team environment

  • Candidates must have the ability to manage and independently drive projects to completion

  • Candidates must have excellent presentation skills

  • Candidates must have passion for using technology

  • Candidates must be creative and innovative problem-solving skills

  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate campus and/or community leadership experience

Preferred Experience & Skills:

  • Candidates should be proficient with computer systems (Windows 10/ Office 365 necessary; Excel, Power Point and Word skills preferred)

  • Candidates should have some knowledge on Power BI and/or Tibco Spotfire

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., Kenilworth, 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.



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We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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Employee Status:

Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)


No relocation

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Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Not Specified


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Requisition ID:R144450