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 excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.
Our co-op program features rotations that last 3 - 9 months and will include one or more projects. These assignments can provide you with great development opportunities and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals. Example assignment areas include:
In-line product support in technical operations, manufacturing operations, quality operations.
Maintain products at a high level of performance and regulatory compliance
Execute strategic projects to enhance our World Class Supply posture - decrease inventory, shorten cycle times, lower costs
Analyze and solve technical problems
Maintain manufacturing processes at high levels of performance
Engineer plant site improvements to enhance safety, quality and the environment
Optimize existing processes to achieve improvements in process quality, yield and efficiency
If you are the kind of individual who thrives on challenge and possess the technical, leadership and business skills that are of value to our business, we invite you to apply.
This is a full- time internship position. Housing subsidy is not available as part 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:
Candidates should have a GPA of 3.2 or higher.
Candidates should have experience applying science and engineering skills to problem-solving
Candidates should have experience working in a laboratory environment
Candidates should have experience working in a manufacturing environment
Candidates should be able to demonstrate to develop and execute an experimental program
Candidates should have familiarity with concepts and application of cGMP during pharmaceutical development and production
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.
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.
For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:
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Merck is an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran - proudly embracing diversity in all of it's manifestations.
FTP2019, SWE2018, MMD SHPE2018
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Employee Status: Temporary
Travel: No
Number of Openings: 4
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Company Trade Name: Merck
Nearest Major Market: Harrisonburg
Nearest Secondary Market: Virginia

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