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Merck & Co, Inc

2021 Center for Observational and Real-world Evidence Co-Op ( MERCUSR115973ENUS)

Real Estate

Banking and Lending



North Wales, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

The Future Talent Program features cooperative (co-op) assignments that last up to 6 months and will include one or more projects. These opportunities in our Research Division can provide you with great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals.

The Co-op program at our Center for Observational and Real-World Evidence (CORE) provides each student with hands-on experience, coaching and mentoring, networking opportunities, and an opportunity to meet their peers from various schools throughout the country.

We are looking for a self-motivated, highly driven student with background in a business, scientific, or operational discipline relevant to the life sciences to join our outcomes research team. Our team is focused on generating real world evidence to support key portfolio strategies such as long-term market access and lifecycle management. The selected student will work closely with the Value Evidence Sub Team (VEST) Leads, members of CORE as well as cross-functional colleagues from: commercial, medical, clinical, policy, market access, country affiliates, to ensure that value evidence initiatives and real-world evidence studies are aligned with business strategies.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in a business, scientific, or operational discipline relevant to the life sciences and enrolled in a co-op program through their college or university.
  • Candidates must be available to work full-time for up to (6) months beginning in Fall of 2021.
  • Candidate resides within the 50 US states (or Washington, DC) during the entirety of the assignment if working remotely.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • In-depth hands-on experience in project management, and basic operation of Microsoft Office software.
  • Strong attention to details, with a quality-focused learning mindset and have strong curiosities about how research in industry supports business decisions.
  • Excited by leveraging new technologies to innovate business processes.
  • Enthusiastic about working in a matrix team of colleagues of different backgrounds.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills that enable personal impact with senior-level decision makers.

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 …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.





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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:R115973