2018 Animal Health BioR&D Intern:

DeSoto Kansas
Requisition ID: ADM009159

Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. The difference between potential and achievement lies in the spark that fuels innovation and inventiveness; this is the space where Merck has codified its legacy for over a century. Merck’s success is backed by ethical integrity, forward momentum, and an inspiring mission to achieve new milestones in global healthcare.

Merck’s Animal Health (MAH) Division works to improve the health of animals around the world through collaborative partnerships and a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and planet. This team of energetic, independent thinkers offers one of the industry’s most innovative portfolios of products, services, and technologies that serve to prevent, treat, and control diseases across all major farm and companion animal species both domestically and internationally.  

MerckAnimal Health is a leading manufacturer of vaccines for animal health.  We are offering a summer internshipopportunity at our DeSoto, Kansas R&D facility as a member of a researchteam developing new solutions for protection of bovine and porcine speciesagainst infectious disease pathogens. In this role, you will gain first-handexperience in what it takes to bring a vaccine to the commercial market.  The intern will learn and performlaboratory procedures used during the development of vaccines, which mayinclude but will not be limited to bacterial and virological assays, tissueculture, ELISA, SDS-PAGE, Western blot, and PCR. The internship may alsoinvolve work with animals.


Education Minimum Requirement:   
  • The candidate must be enrolled in a bachelor program in a Life Science discipline of Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biology, or Animal Science.
  • The candidate must be returning to school after completing this internship in fall of 2018
  • The candidate should be able to work full time for 9-12 weeks during the summer of 2018
Required Experience and Skills:
  • Completion of at least the sophomore year in a bachelor program in a Life Science discipline of Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biology, or Animal Science.  
  • The intern should be committed to making an active contribution to team goals
Preferred Experience and Skills: 
  • Experience working in a science laboratory and applicable safety procedures. 
  • A working knowledge of basic laboratory techniques and general microbiological, biochemical, immunological principles.
  • Have general computer skills in word processing and data management.
  • Have excellent communication skills, be thorough and methodical about planned experiments, and have the ability to keep accurate records.

Your role at Merck is integral to helping the world meet new breakthroughs that affect generations to come, and we’re counting on your skills and inventiveness to help make meaningful contributions to global medical advancement. At Merck, we’re inventing for life. 

If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com.
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