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Merck 2020 Workplace Strategy and Solutions Co-Op in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Job Description

The Future Talent Program features co-operative assignments that last up to 6 months and will include one or more projects. These opportunities can provide you with great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals.

Looking for a chance to work at a leading multinational company? Want to get hands-on experience with modern data and research tools to solve real business problems? The Workplace Strategy and Solutions team is looking for a candidate to help drive workplace research and analytics. The co-op will help inform our Company's global workplace program by:

  • Measuring the utilization of workspace using visual observation studies and badge swipe data

  • Developing and presenting findings in written and presentation forms

  • Creating and using interactive dashboards using a Business Intelligence (BI) tool

  • Conducting ad hoc analysis of survey and other workplace data

  • Innovating new ideas and creative solutions

  • Building analytic and soft skills in a professional setting

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Must be currently enrolled in a Bachelors degree in Business, Data Science, Industrial Engineering, or related majors and completed at least 2 years of related course work

  • Problem solving skills, analytic skills, ability to convey complex ideas to a general audience

  • Fluent in both Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

  • Should be able to work full time for 6 months from September 2020 - March 2021.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Data analysis, data visualization, social science research methodologies, statistics, Tableau and/or Spotfire

Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the experience of working at our organization. The Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

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 .





US and Puerto Rico Residents Only

If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at [email protected]

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We are an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully

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:

Remote Work


Not Indicated

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Requisition ID: R52565