2023 Device Development Intern (Design Verification)
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 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 company's Pharmaceutical Sciences organization is responsible for translating a therapeutic agent into a functional drug product optimized for patients. The departments in Rahway are seeking summer interns who will work collaboratively in a team environment to help solve key challenges in formulation development and manufacturing. The Discovery Pharmaceutical Sciences Department is a multidisciplinary research group that provides drug delivery, solid state and solution chemistry tools in Drug Discovery and Early Development.
The Device Development Department mission is to discover, develop and commercialize superior DPI, MDI, Nasal and Parenteral medical delivery devices supporting biologics and small molecules requiring challenging and unique delivery routes.
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 with key tasks that include, but not limited to, the following:
The student in this internship will complete intricate engineering work in the following areas: product design and development, test method creation and validation, component and device specification generation, process analysis and documentation, pre-clinical research, and design control documentation. The intern will also works cross-functionally with quality, manufacturing, regulatory, clinical, and marketing on complex projects to ensure project success and identify product performance requirements
This is a full- time internship position.
Required Education and Experience:
- 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 have completed at least (2) years of studies toward bachelor’s degree by June 2023
Candidates must be available to work full-time for 12 weeks beginning on 5JUN23
Preferred Experience and Skills:
- Candidates should have basic laboratory skills and research experience, such as: electronic notebook recording, analytical techniques, and safe lab practices.
- Candidates should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Effective oral and written communication skills
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills
- Basic knowledge in engineering design, statistics and material science.
- Can work independently.
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.
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Expected salary range:$59,400.00 - $101,000.00
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Employee Status:Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)
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