2019 MRL Chemical Engineering R&D Summer Intern

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 is on a quest for cures and is committed to being the world?s premier, most research-intensive biopharmaceutical company. Today, we?re doubling down on this goal. Merck Research Laboratories is a true scientific research facility of tomorrow, and will take Merck?s leading discovery capabilities and world-class small molecule and biologics R&D expertise to create breakthrough science that radically changes the way we approach serious diseases.
Merck Chemical Engineering Research and Development
Department (CERD) in Rahway, NJ is seeking interns who will operate as a
fully-integrated member of a team. Day-to-day research for the intern will
focus on process and technology development, bulk drug supply, and/or
commercial product launch.
The CERD department
develops the processing knowledge necessary to successfully scale-up and
efficiently produce drugs at a commercial scale. Development efforts focus on
ensuring robust, cost-effective, safe, environmentally benign chemical
processes and advancing technologies for the laboratories, pilot plants, and
manufacturing facilities to secure a competitive advantage for Merck.
The CERD department?s Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)
Pilot Plant facilities handle demanding organic synthesis at scales ranging
from one to thousands of kilograms. The pilot plant provides a flexible and
responsive environment for supplying the drug compound needed for clinical and
pharmaceutical development. It also provides an experimental environment for
swift scale-up of process innovations and the acquisition of key knowledge to
support product filing.
The department generates data on scale-up and process
characterization from lab and pilot plant efforts. The data ultimately results in the definition
of the optimized process which assures quality product and consistent
performance. Members also work closely with Commercialization sites to ensure
the successful installation of the factory process and to provide material for
product launch.
CERD also invests in the development of new technologies and
workflows to enable efficient process development. This work spans across diverse unit
operations such as reaction engineering, biocatalysis, and particle
engineering. The scouting of
technologies and evaluation of their applications presents a unique opportunity
for innovation and broad impact across the product portfolio.
The interns will also
attend departmental and team meetings to provide a wider perspective on process
development in the pharmaceutical industry.
Tours of pilot plants and development labs as well as a visit to a
formulation facility may be integrated into the internship program to diversify
The intern is responsible for accurate electronic notebook
recording, experimental set-up techniques, interpretation of results, and safe
lab practices. Intern will have the opportunity to gain further knowledge,
practical chemical engineering skill sets, and exposure to problems in process
research, and perspective on the practical aspects of drug development.
We are seeking intern candidates with strong academic
performance, communication skills, teamwork, and the ability to work in a
multi- functional environment.
This is a full-time internship position. Housing subsidy is not provided as part of this program and must be funded 100% by the student.
+ Required: Candidates must be currentlypursuing a bachelor's degree in chemical or biochemical engineering.
+ Candidates must have completed atleast (3) years of undergraduate study by June of 2019.
RequiredExperience and Skills:
+ Candidates must be available to workfull-time for up to (12) consecutive weeks beginning in May or June of2019..
PreferredExperience and Skills:
+ Candidates should have strong technical and problem-solving skills, including a grasp of chemical engineering fundamentals.
+ Candidates should have a strong interest in process / technology development and scale-up.
+ Candidates should have a high level of innovation, creativity,and self-initiative, along with the ability to plan and organize.
+ Candidates should have strong communication skills.
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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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 its manifestations.
Title: _2019 MRL Chemical Engineering R&D Summer Intern_
Primary Location: NA-US-NJ-Rahway
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