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Merck & Co, Inc

2024 University Recruiting - Statistical Programmer Intern

Science and Research

Research Programmer


North Wales, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

The Future Talent Program features internships that last 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.

Statistical Programming is in the Biostatistics and Research Decision Sciences (BARDS) department at our Research & Development Division which supports the targeting, discovery, development, manufacturing, and marketing of drugs and vaccines for the benefit of patients and global public health. Statistical programmers have a key role in the analysis and reporting of our Company clinical trial databases. The statistical programmer uses their analytical skills to programmatically develop and deliver analysis datasets, tables, listings, and graphics. These deliverables are then utilized by our Company scientists and health authorities to interpret the results and inform decision making about the effectiveness and safety of our Company drugs and vaccines. Statistical programmers support all therapeutic areas and every phase of drug development in partnership with scientists across our Research & Development Division. The statistical programming intern will develop and execute statistical analysis and reporting deliverables under the guidance of a senior level programmer.


  • Candidate must be currently enrolled in a Bachelor's or Master's Degree Program in the fields of Computer or Data Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Life Sciences, Engineering or related field with data analysis or programming experience in a professional environment.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Candidates must be able to commit to full-time hybrid employment for 10 - 12 weeks beginning June 2024.

  • Data analysis experience and programming skills

  • Willingness to learn programming languages and new programming techniques

  • Ability to collaborate with others on a team, take direction, and complete programming tasks on time.

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Experience:

  • A minimum of two semesters towards an MS in Computer or Data Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Life Sciences, Engineering, or related field.

Under New York City, Colorado State, 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:

$39,600.00 - $105,500.00




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Employee Status:

Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)


No relocation

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Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

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Requisition ID:R256587