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Merck & Co, Inc

2023 Metrics, Analytics & Performance Trial Optimization Intern

Science and Research

Clinical Trial Manager


North Wales, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

The Future Talent Program features internships that lasts 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.

Position Description

The individual in this role will be part of the Metrics, Analytics, & Performance (MAP) Team, whose primary mission is to support development of existing reports using advance analytics in Global Clinical Trial Operations Group.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • The Student is responsible for providing analytical and technical support, which includes the collection and analysis of internal and external pharmaceutical data to assist in making meaningful business decisions.

  • Support teams/working groups by analyzing data and preparing reports for dissemination. These include standard reports and ad hoc requests

  • Assist Metrics/Analytics team for data mining, analysis and visualization to support internal customers to successfully carry out business objectives

  • Participate in user acceptance testing for compliance metrics, advance analytics and dashboards to ensure requirements are met and the accuracy of the data

  • Assist in providing Advance Analytics support using scripts like (Python/R/SAS) as well as data modelling and planning tools

  • Support departmental efforts to develop and automate certain time consuming reports/ data load to the greatest extent possible, sharing best practices.

Required Education & Experience:

  • Candidates must have courses preferably in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Data Analytics, Quantitative Science, Statistics, Operations research, Pharmacy, related discipline.

  • Candidates must have experience with Python, R, SAS or a comparable programming language is highly desired a must

  • Candidates must have MS Office (PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Access) knowledge

  • Candidates must have visualization/ analytical tools such as Spotfire, Qlik Sense, Tableau (preferred) as well as modelling and planning tools

  • Candidates must have shared Document System knowledge

  • Candidates must be available to work full-time for 12 weeks beginning on 5JUN23

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Candidates should have basic understanding of how metrics can be used to drive strategic directives and/or process improvement initiatives

  • Candidates should have data Analytical skills (data interpretation and assessing impact on process)

  • Candidates should have customer oriented and the ability to work effectively in a cross-functional manner.

  • Candidates should have general knowledge of statistics or have taken data analytics course(s)

  • Candidates should have good communication skills (written and oral communication). Must communicate effectively with stakeholders at multiple levels of the organization to share data and drive a change in culture with respect to metrics

  • Candidates should have strong organizational, time management and project management skills

  • Candidates should have basic understanding of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) principles

  • Candidates should have statistical skills

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.



For positions located in the United States and Puerto Rico – Subject to applicable law, all new hires (including internal transfers) must demonstrate that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or that they qualify for a medical or religious exemption to this vaccination requirement. New hires (including internal transfers) to a position that, as determined by the Company, requires routine collaboration with external stakeholders (such as roles in health services or customer-facing commercial or research-based roles) (“Customer-Facing Role”) who are not vaccinated must qualify for a medical or religious exemption and be in a position that the Company determines can accommodate unvaccinated employees without causing an undue burden to business operations. If, following dialog with the candidate as appropriate, it is determined that the candidate either a) does not qualify for a religious or medical exemption or, b) for candidates applying for Customer-Facing roles, it is determined that allowing the candidate to work without vaccination would cause an undue burden to the Company, the candidate will be ineligible for hire or transfer, or any offer of employment or transfer (if applicable) will be revoked. Please note that notwithstanding the approval of any reasonable accommodation, the Company reserves the right to monitor, modify, or revoke any such accommodation if it is determined, following dialog with the employee, that the accommodation is no longer effective or results in an undue burden to the Company.

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Under New York City law, the Company is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this job. Final determinations with respect to salary will take into account a number of factors, which may include, but not be limited to the primary work location and the chosen candidate’s relevant skills, experience, and education.

Expected salary range:

$59,400.00 - $101,000.00

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Employee Status:

Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)


No relocation

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Requisition ID:R197725