Merck 2022 - Oncology Discovery Intern in Cambridge, Massachusetts
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The Future Talent Program features internships that lasts up to 12 weeks and will include one or more projects. These opportunities in our Research Division can provide you with great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals.
Our Company's Oncology Discovery team is seeking a highly motivated and technically skilled student majoring in the biological sciences or pharmacy for an internship opportunity. The applicant should have a strong interest in cancer research and learning about oncology drug discovery. Successful candidates will be able to work independently and will be expected to proactively collaborate with colleagues.
Interns will work with a scientific mentor to develop and carry out cell-based and/or biochemical assays to characterize new therapeutic targets and potential therapeutic molecules. Techniques used may include primary and cancer cell line culture, proliferation assays, isolation of immune cell subsets, and flow cytometry.
Responsibilities of the oncology discovery intern may include:
Assist in design, execution, interpretation and reporting of in vitro experiments.
Assist in developing, executing, and troubleshooting new cell assays.
Communicate data clearly and concisely to teams and stakeholders.
Monitor, review, and critically interpret published work to guide your own research.
Collaborate with members from other functional areas, including medicinal chemistry, in vivo and in vitro pharmacology and genetics.
Required Education and Skills:
Candidates must be currently enrolled in a minimum of a BS/BA degree in biological sciences or a related discipline.
Candidates must be available to work full-time for up to (12) weeks beginning in May or June of 2022.
Candidates must have a strong desire to develop knowledge of oncology drug discovery.
Candidates must have experience with basic lab procedures: pipetting, solution preparation, plate assays.
Candidates must have experience with basic mammalian cell culture.
Candidates must have demonstrated ability to perform accurate data analysis
Preferred Experience and Skills:
Candidates should have excellent oral and written communication skills, including preparation of lab reports and presentations.
Candidates should have strong attention to detail.
We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. We believe that a research-driven enterprise dedicated to world-class science can succeed by inventing medicine and vaccine innovations that make a difference for patients across the globe.
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We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world.
What we look for …
Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.
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