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Merck & Co, Inc

2023 Global Clinical Supply Co-op

Science and Research

Clinical Research


West Point, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

The Future Talent Program features co-ops that last up to 6 months with starting dates relatively flexible 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.

Our Research & Development Division’s Global Clinical Supply organization is responsible for managing an 'end-to-end' integrated clinical supply chain. We support all Phase I-IV clinical programs and are accountable for the compliant packaging, labeling, and delivery of clinical supplies to clinical sites around the world. Operations and Supply Technology (OST) in West Point, PA, Rahway, NJ, and Lucerne, Switzerland, is an innovation-focused group building and improving clinical supply packaging, labeling, and delivery capabilities for our clinical supplies. OST also pilots and installs technologies enabling real-time tracking and management of our supplies worldwide, ensuring maximum survivability and utility.

We are seeking co-op candidates at all levels with strong academic performance, communication skills, teamwork, and the ability to work in a multi- functional environment. The co-ops will participate in departmental and project team meetings to provide a broad perspective on the clinical supply management and production in the pharmaceutical industry. In addition, the student will have an opportunity to present their research results in both oral and written formats. During your co-op appointment you will work closely with an experienced project manager with key tasks that include, but not limited to, the following:

-Pilot, risk assess, and develop processes to install good manufacturing practices (GMP)-compliant technologies that will enable us to better distribute, track, and manage our clinical supply.

-Support the purchase and installation of new equipment providing new or improved capabilities for our internal clinical packaging and labeling operations.

-Support planned renovations aimed at modernizing our internal packaging, labeling, and distribution facilities.

Locations: West Point, PA; Rahway, NJ

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

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 a scientific, engineering, or Information Technology discipline.

  • Candidates must be available for 6 months beginning June 2023

  • Candidates must have completed at least (2) years of studies toward bachelor’s degree by June 2023.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Candidates should have an interest in project management, have a growth mindset and interest in supply chain.

  • Candidates should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher

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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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:R206615