2019 Co-Op, Merck Manufacturing, Elkton VA

Requisition ID: ADM009935

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 Manufacturing Division, MMD, is a team of dedicated, energetic individuals who are committed to being the most trusted supplier of pharmaceuticals and health products worldwide. Our facilities, along with our external contractors, suppliers, and partners, comprise an interdependent global manufacturing network that's committed to delivering a compliant, reliable supply to customers and patients on time, every time, across the globe.¬ 

Our ability to exceldepends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamworkof an individual like you.¬  To this end, we strive to create anenvironment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork.¬  As part of ourglobal team, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented anddedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

Our co-op programfeatures rotations that last 3 ‚€“ 9 months and will include one or moreprojects. These assignments can provide you with great development opportunitiesand a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals.Example assignment areas include:

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In-line¬ product¬ support in¬ technicaloperations,¬ manufacturing operations,¬ quality operations.

  • Maintain products at a high level of performance andregulatory compliance

  • Execute strategic projects to enhance our World ClassSupply posture ‚€“ decrease inventory, shorten cycle times, lower costs

  • Analyze and solve technical problems

  • Maintainmanufacturing processes at high levels of performance

  • Engineerplant site improvements to enhance safety, quality and the environment

  • Optimizeexisting processes to achieve improvements in process quality, yield andefficiency ¬ 

If you are the kind ofindividual who thrives on challenge and possess the technical, leadership andbusiness skills that are of value to our business, we invite you toapply.¬ 


Thisis a full- time internship position. Housing subsidy is not available aspart of this program and must be funded 100% by the student.



  • Required: Candidates must be currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate curriculum, working toward a¬ bachelor's or Ph.D. degree¬ in Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Biochemical Engineering,¬ Biological Systems Engineering, Biomedical Engineering¬ or Mechanical Engineering or the Life Sciences (such as Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, etc.).

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Candidates must be available to work full-time for up a minimum of 3 months.

  • Candidates must have superior technical competency as demonstrated by excellent academic record and work achievement

  • Candidates must have strong communication skills, personal character, and ethics


Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Candidatesshould have a GPA of 3.2 or higher.

  • Candidatesshould have experienceapplying science and engineering skills to problem-solving

  • Candidatesshould have experience working in a laboratory environment

  • Candidatesshould have experience working in a manufacturing environment

  • Candidatesshould be able to demonstrate to develop and execute an experimental program

  • Candidatesshould have familiaritywith concepts and application of cGMP during pharmaceutical development andproduction

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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Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully:¬ 

Merck & Co., Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity.¬  Please, no phone calls or emails.¬  All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck.¬  No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means.


Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.


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Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran ‚€“ proudly embracing diversity in all of it's manifestations.


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Employee Status: Temporary
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 4
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Company Trade Name: Merck

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