2018 Animal Services Department Intern:

DeSoto Kansas
Requisition ID: ADM009155

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.  

Provide basic animalhusbandry and oversee monitoring of health and welfare for cattle, swine,horses, and dogs (i.e. provide feed and water, maintain sanitization, monitortemperature, and provide socialization). Job may require some farm equipment operation (e.g. tractors, skid loaders,power washer, and forklift).  Trainingwill occur before operation of equipment.

Have ability toperform physical work (e.g. lifting 50lbs). Learn to support Research & Development personnel by performingtechnical procedures on animals (e.g. blood sampling, necropsy/tissuecollection, and assist with administering animal medication and/orvaccine).  Have ability to maintainprecise records on animals involved in active study work.

We are seeking interns with strong academic performance, communications skills, teamwork, and the ability to work in a multi-functional environment.  This is a paid internship targeted to start in June 2018 for 10-12 weeks. This position does not provide housing or relocation assistance. 


Education Minimum Requirements:
  • Currently enrolled in Bachelors degree in Animal Science.
  • Should be able to work full time for 9-12 weeks in summer of 2018 and return back to school in Fall of 2018 on completion of the assignment.
Required Experience and Skills:
  • Previous experience with agriculture is mandatory
Preferred Experience and Skills:
  • Experience in a research setting with the use ofanimal models
  • Veterinary technician experience or certification

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 assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to staffingaadar@merck.com.


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