2023 Data Science Intern
The Future Talent Program features internships that last up to 12 weeks and will include one or more projects. These opportunities in our Global Support Functions Division can provide you with great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals.
We are seeking motivated students to join our Data Science and Scientific Informatics team during the summer of 2023.
As a summer student in our group, you will have project opportunities to partner with laboratory and data scientists in our Research Labs to apply advanced computational methods (such as natural language processing, image analysis, machine learning, and data engineering) across our Company's Discovery and Pre-clinical Development enterprise. This could include genomics, target identification and validation, biomarker discovery, safety assessment, chemical processing, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics, and chemical discovery.
The role may focus on developing high-performance data pipelines, machine learning applications, visual analytics, and integrating multi-dimensional data sets to support our Company's drug discovery biology and translation medicine research. This is a virtual opportunity; no relocation required.
Under New York City, Washington State and California State 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:
Required Education & Experience:
- Candidates must be studying towards a bachelors, masters, or PhD in applied math, computer science, chemistry, biology, biochemistry, physics, computer engineering, biomedical engineering, or related disciplines
- Candidates must have familiarity with representation learning of molecules and/or protein structures
- Candidates must have familiarity with statistics, discrete math, and probabilistic modeling
- Candidates must have familiarity with machine learning methods, such as supervised and unsupervised models, generative models
- Candidates must have familiarity with data visualization techniques to effectively explore datasets and models (e.g. R Shiny, Dash, matplotlib)
- Candidates must have knowledge of databases (e.g. Postgresql), ontologies or semantic technologies and experience with extracting data from databases, APIs and platforms
- Candidates must have excellent oral and written communication skills in English
- Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and team skills
- Candidates must be able to demonstrate ability to collaborate in project teams along with a drive to quickly grasp new technological concepts
Our Support Functions deliver services and makes recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the experience of working at our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.
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.
Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.
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Employee Status:Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)
Flexible Work Arrangements:Hybrid, On-Site, Remote Work
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