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Merck 2021 Medical Writing Intern in North Wales, Pennsylvania

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 Division can provide you with great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals.

Our Medical Writing team is seeking highly motivated individuals with interests in medicine, pharmacology/pharmacy, or biological sciences, as well as interests in writing and communicating medicine and science. The goal of this position is for the individual to gain broad insight into the drug development process, knowledge of clinical regulatory documents, and hands‑on experience in regulatory medical writing. The Medical Writing department is responsible for creating documents that define and report the results of clinical trials in participants receiving investigation our Company's products to global regulatory agencies. These documents include clinical study protocols, clinical study reports, Investigator Brochures, and overall summaries of clinical programs. The Medical Writing department works in all of our Company's therapeutic areas, including oncology, infectious disease, cardiology, diabetes, and neuroscience. The Summer Intern will work on a project within a therapeutic area that will give them individual and team experience with how clinical trials are designed, analyzed, and reported. They will work under the guidance of a mentor and have observational and hands-on responsibilities.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Candidates must be enrolled in a minimum of a bachelor's degree program in the life sciences or a medical-related field.

  • Candidates must have completed at least 3 years of study or equivalent in the life sciences or 2 years in a field related to medicine by the time of the internship (summer 2021).

  • Candidates must be available to work full-time for up to (12) weeks beginning in May or June of 2021.

  • Candidates must have strong Microsoft Office Skills.

  • Candidates must have analytical ability to review trends, design and create reports and/or presentations.

  • Candidates must have the ability to summarize data and trends in writing.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Candidates should have prior project management experience (e.g. deliver project/assignment by specific date, overcome obstacles that impact the project delivery, MS project, etc.).

Our Clinical and Pharmacovigilance teams manage studies to provide the safety and efficacy data required for regulatory approval of potential new drugs, vaccines and new indications for existing products. We ensure we conduct high quality clinical trials by integrating state-of-the-art technology and applying rigorous scientific and ethical standards.

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 …

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

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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Employee Status:

Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)


No relocation

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Requisition ID: R74542