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Merck & Co, Inc

2022 Manufacturing Science and Technology Co-Op ( MERCUSR175077ENUS)

Manufacturing and Production

Manufacturing Engineer



West Point, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

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 customer facing commercial or research-based roles, will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment.

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

This experience will provide you with a great opportunity to develop yourself both technically and professionally. You will get an opportunity to work alongside scientists and engineers in late-stage process development and commercialization. You will get to engage our business and culture to see if we are the right company for your long-term career goals. Global Vaccines & Biologics Commercialization (GVBC) is responsible for advancing our growing pipeline of large molecules. This includes the planning and execution of process development studies to support the design & characterization of commercial-scale processes. The organization is also responsible for technology transfer to commercial manufacturing sites. We support process validation, regulatory approval, and the initial launch of our new products.

GVBC includes the departments listed below.

  • Bioprocess Drug Substance Commercialization (West Point, PA, Rahway, NJ, Kenilworth, NJ, and North Wales, PA), is focused on late-stage process development, technology transfer, and in-line support of large molecule drug substance manufacturing

  • Sterile Drug Product Commercialization (West Point, PA) - is focused on the commercialization of sterile drug products

This position is responsible for but not limited to:

  • Designing and executing process development and characterization studies.

  • Authoring technical protocols for studies, including ensuring the appropriate design of experiments (DoE), sample size selection, and acceptance criteria.

  • Managing sample submission and tracking. Employing statistical tools and methods to analyze results

  • Authoring technical reports that can be used as source documentation for regulatory filings

  • Participation in development teams (working groups)

  • Presenting study results and conclusions at team (working group) and department meetings

  • Ensuring technical information is clearly understood and integrated into decision making

  • Supporting computational modeling work

  • Authoring or performing second-person review (SPR) for high-quality regulatory submissions

  • Ensuring safety when performing experiments in the lab and documentation compliance when performing technical writing

  • Contributing to a culture of high performance, out of the box thinking, innovation and learning, empowerment, diversity and inclusion

This is a full-time co-op position. A housing subsidy is not available as part of this program and must be funded 100% by the student.

Required Education & Experience:

  • Candidate must be pursuing BS or MS degree in Chemical, Pharm Sci, Biomedical, or related Engineering discipline.

  • Candidates must be available for a duration of 12 months, with a start date between 8/1/2022 and 8/31/2023

Preferred Experience & Skills:

  • Candidates should have strong communication, leadership and teamwork skills.

  • Candidates should have hands-on laboratory experience in biologics or vaccine research.

  • Candidates should have experience using Lean/Six Sigma tools.

  • Candidates should have capabilities for managing multiple tasks simultaneously, including leading small projects.

  • Candidates should have experience with software such as Excel, JMP, Minitab, and MATLAB.

Our Manufacturing & Supply Division is dedicated to being the most trusted supplier of biopharmaceuticals worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, create a reliable global manufacturing network that’s devoted to delivering a high-quality, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time.

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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Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)



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Requisition ID:R175077