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Merck 2021 Global Scientific & Medical Publications Co-Op in North Wales, Pennsylvania

Job Description

The Future Talent Program features Cooperative (Co-op) education that lasts up to 6 months and will include one or more projects. These opportunities in our Research Labs 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 student for the Clinical Trial Slide Files group in the Global Scientific & Medical Publications department will function as a fully-integrated member of the scientific writing team. Day-to-day activities will focus on developing PowerPoint slides from clinical study reports as described/explained by the scientific leader of the group. The Co-op student may be asked to audit study results in slides against the clinical summary reports and other source documents. The Co-op student will also attend team meetings to gain a wider perspective on the scientific writing and study summarization phase of clinical trial conduct. The Co-op student is responsible for the accurate transfer of information, plotting simple graphics in PowerPoint and Excel, summarizing information in table format and ensuring accuracy compared to source materials. The Co-op student will have the opportunity to gain further knowledge and expand their skill set in understanding statistical aspects, trial conduct design and methodology, and scientific writing.

We are seeking candidates with strong academic performance, communication skills, teamwork, and the ability to work in a multi- functional environment.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Candidates must be pursuing either a Bachelor or Master’s degree in Biological Sciences, Health Sciences, Medical Writing, or a related major.

  • Candidates must be available to work full-time for up to (6) months beginning in early to mid 2021.

  • Candidates must be enrolled in a co-op program through their college or university.

  • Candidates must have PowerPoint and Excel (graphing, and setting up formulas and equations) skills

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Candidates should have writing/editing experience, such as (depending on education level): newsletters, journal articles, presentation delivery.

We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” and that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. And 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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We are an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

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Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

Employee Status:

Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)


No relocation

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Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Work Week


1st - Day

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Requisition ID: R76905