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2019 Animal Health Swine R&D Intern

Requisition ID: ADM010264

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.

Merck Animal Health is offering a summer internship opportunity at our De Soto, Kansas R&D facility as a member of a research team developing new solutions for protection of swine against infectious disease pathogens. In this role, the intern will learn and perform laboratory procedures used during the development of vaccines, which may include but not be limited to bacterial and virological assays, tissue culture, ELISA, in vitro protein expression, virus purification, serological assays and PCR. The internship may also involve work with animals.

Summer Internship appointments are generally 9-12 weeks in duration. Interns will receive an industry competitive stipend. This position does not provide housing or relocation assistance.


Education Minimum Requirement:

  • Candidates must have completed the sophomore year in a bachelor program in a Life Science discipline of Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biology, or Animal Science.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Must be available for full-time employment for 9-12 weeks during the months of June - August 2017
  • The intern should be committed to making an active contribution to team goals

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Experience working in a science laboratory and applicable safety procedures.
  • Understand general microbiological, biochemical, immunological principles.
  • Have general computer skills in word processing, data management, and graphics.
  • Have good communication skills and the ability to keep accurate records.

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.

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Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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2019 Animal Health Swine R&D Intern

De Soto, MO 63020

Published on 01/15/2019