Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Merck Summer Internship

Summer Internship 2010 – Medicinal Chemistry – West Point, PA

Meet the new Merck. A stronger pipeline. More products to help people in more ways. More passionate than ever about what matters to our customers.

Merck and Schering-Plough are now one company. We recently merged to create a stronger, more diverse and more truly global company. This not only benefits our company and our shareholders, but it also benefits the millions of people around the world who rely on our products and expect us to continue to deliver exceptional value. Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of people like you.

To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. The Intern for the Medicinal Chemistry Department will function as a fully-integrated member of a drug discovery team. Day-to-day research will focus on using organic synthesis to solve key challenges in the progression toward a clinical candidate for a therapeutic target. The intern will also attend departmental and team meetings to provide a wider perspective on the drug discovery process in the pharmaceutical industry. The intern is responsible for accurate notebook recording, reaction set-up techniques, use of vacuum evaporation devices, thin-layer chromatography, flash chromatography, basic workup procedures, basic NMR interpretation, basic MS interpretation, safe lab practices. Intern will have the opportunity to gain further knowledge and skill set in refinement of organic chemistry skills, introduction to new spectroscopic and purification techniques, methods for parallel synthesis, exposure to problems in medicinal chemistry, perspective on the practical aspects of drug discovery.

We are seeking candidates with strong academic performance, communication skills, teamwork, and the ability to work in a multi- functional environment. If selected for interview, applicant must be prepared to submit letters of recommendation, a brief research statement and a copy of transcript.

This is a paid internship targeted to start in June 2010 for 10 - 12 weeks, whereby a weekly stipend will be provided. Housing and transportation to and from work are available for those interns meeting the housing distance guideline.


  • Pursuing Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or related field.
  • Applicants who have completed 3 years of college studies preferred
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of at least 3.5 or higher preferred.
  • Basic laboratory skills and research experience preferred, such as: reaction set-up, monitoring and work up, flash chromatography, basic NMR and MS interpretation.
  • Applicant must provide a cover letter.
  • Applicants must be available for full-time employment for 10 - 12 weeks during the months of June - August 2009.
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in an academic program

Our employees are the key to our company’s success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Merck’s benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.

To be considered for this position, please visit our career site at to create a profile and submit your resume for requisition #ADM004047. Merck is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

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