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Merck 2021 Pharmacovigilance and Global Standards 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 can provide you with great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals.

The US Pharmacovigilance and Global Standards (US PV&GS) Organization within our company's Research Laboratories Division ensures patient safety by setting the company standards for Pharmacovigilance (PV), serving as the US PV Lead and aligning global PV standards to maintain compliance with local legislation while establishing and maintaining the quality management system for the collection, management and reporting of individual and aggregate safety reports.

This internship with US PV&GS will provide a great opportunity to expose yourself to the field of drug safety. As an intern, you would be involved with supporting initiatives to simplify and automate business processes by leveraging innovative technical solutions.

Your projects may involve:

  • Automating processes to develop creative and interactive metrics dashboards to monitor PV quality and compliance

  • Developing and improving navigation of electronic documents by utilizing electronic navigation tools

  • Improving communication pathways and information sharing by utilizing applications such as SharePoint, Forms, Flow, etc.

Your assignments and supervision will be under the guidance of US PV&GS Senior Specialist and Director.

What You Bring:

  • Candidates should be currently enrolled in a BA/BS or Master’s program with an anticipated graduation date between December 2021 and August 2022

  • Candidates should be currently pursuing a degree in one of the following areas: science, technology, engineering, business/finance, mathematics, statistics, computer science, information systems, informatics/data science, or a related field.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Candidates must have superior written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

  • Candidates must have strong document management and organizational skills

  • Candidates must have strong analytical mindset, detailed oriented and data driven

  • Candidates must demonstrate initiative, leadership, and ownership of deliverables

  • Candidates must be a self-starter, fast learner, and manage multiple priorities while working in fast-paced team environment

  • Candidates must have ability to manage and independently drive projects to completion

  • Candidates must have excellent presentation skills

  • Candidates must have a passion for using technology

  • Candidates must have creative and innovative problem-solving skills

  • Candidates must have demonstrated campus and/or community leadership experience

It Would Be Great If You Are:

  • Proficient with computer systems (Windows 10/ Office 365 necessary; Excel, Power Point and Word skills preferred)

  • Knowledgeable on Power BI

Our Regulatory Affairs team bring new medical advancements to the world by facilitating communications and procedures that allow swift, organized compliance partnering with external regulatory agencies. We are on the leading-edge of healthcare breakthroughs that help provide new, reliable, and compliant medical products, practices and solutions to the world.

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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Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Not Specified


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Requisition ID: R72525