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2021 Early Development Intern

Job Description

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.

Clinical Data Management, Early Development is looking for talented and motivated students for summer 2020 internships. Selected individuals will support strategic and operational projects related to process, coding and technologies in clinical data management. Working alongside experienced members of the team, the successful candidate will assist with special projects, analyze and evaluate processes, and propose innovative resolutions.

Clinical Data Management is the practice of defining, designing, implementing, investigating, cleaning end ensuring that data collected in support of the needs of a clinical research trial satisfy the analysis and reporting requirements necessary to satisfy (regulatory requirements) of the planned Clinical Study Report.  

As part of the Global Data Management and Standards organization, the Clinical Data Management, Early Development (EDEV) intern position will expose the student to both a deep dive into the discipline of Data Management and also various other disciplines in the practice of Clinical Development. 

Primary activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Process improvement initiatives

  • Data review and cleaning/querying.

  • Application development and programming.

Required Education and Skills:

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate degree program, in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics) or similar major.

  • Candidates must have completed at least (2) full years of an undergraduate degree prior to the start of this position.

  • Candidates must be able to work full-time for up to (12) weeks beginning in May or June 2021.

  • Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Candidates must have strong document management and organizational skills.

  • Candidates must have initiative, leadership, and ownership of deliverables.

  • Candidates must be a self-started, fast learner, and able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced team environment.

  • Candidate must be able to manage and independently drive projects to completion.

  • Candidates must be proficient in Microsoft Office 365 tools (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Candidates should have self-motivated, excellent in work planning and time management.

  • Candidates should have a demonstrated record of strong academic achievement, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Candidates should have fluent oral and written English skills.

  • Candidates should be able to work under pressure and in a changing environment with flexibility.

  • Candidates should have good communication skills, and able to communicate with both technical and business areas.

  • Candidates should be familiarity with medical terminology.

Our Clinical Research and Pharmacovigilance team push the boundaries of global healthcare through research and innovation. Through clinical trials and surveillance, we ensure the safety and efficacy of our existing and pipeline products to produce safe, effective, innovative medicine.

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. 

Who we are …

Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA is known as “Merck” in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as “MSD” in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Latin America & Asia Pacific. We are a global biopharmaceutical leader with a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology, vaccines and animal health products.

We are driven by our purpose to develop and deliver innovative products that save and improve lives. With 69,000 employees operating in more than 140 countries, we offer state of the art laboratories, plants and offices that are designed to Inspire our employees as we learn, develop and grow in our careers. We are proud of our 125 years of service to humanity and continue to be one of the world’s biggest investors in Research & Development.

What we look for …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth.






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Employee Status:

Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)


No relocation

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Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Not Specified


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Requisition ID:R75864

2021 Early Development Intern

West Point, PA
Full Time

Published on 09/28/2020