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Merck 2021 Metrics, Analytics & Performance 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 Labs can provide you with great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals.

The individuals 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 the Global Clinical Trial Operation.

Activities may include (but are not limited to):

  • Providing analytical and technical support, which includes the collection and analysis of internal and external pharmaceutical data to assist in making meaningful business decisions.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Receiving exposure to the field of clinical research and drug development with direct activities supporting global clinical trial operations.

  • Delivering a capstone presentation illustrating internship objectives and activities.

Required Education and Skills:

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in a full-time BS/BA degree program in a Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Data Analytics, Quantitative Science, Statistics, Operations Research, or Pharmacy related discipline.

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

  • Candidates must have completed at least (2) years of collegiate study by June of 2021.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

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

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

  • Candidates should have experience with Python, R, SAS or a comparable programming language

  • Candidates should be familiar with MS Office 2010 (PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Access)

  • Candidates should have statistical skills

  • Candidates should be familiar with visualization/analytical tools such as Spotfire, Qlik Sense, Tableau as well as modelling and planning tools

  • Candidates should have experience with a Shared Document System

Our Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance team push the boundaries of global healthcare through research and innovation. Through clinical trials and surveillance, we ensure the safety and efficacy of our existing and pipeline products to produce safe, effective, innovative medicine.

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., 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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Employee Status:

Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)


No relocation

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Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Not Specified


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Requisition ID: R79144