Internship Merck Summer Internships
The Department of Process Research in Merck Research Labs located in Rahway, NJ, Kenilworth, NJ, West Point, PA, and Boston, MA is seeking summer interns. The interns will function as a fully-integrated member of a project chemistry team. In addition to the discovery and development of synthetic routes to potential drug candidates, the Merck Process Research department is engaged in bio- and chemocatalysis screening and development, laboratory automation, preparative-scale chromatography, and analytical research. Day-to-day research will focus on using techniques in organic chemistry to understand and solve key synthetic challenges of interest to the synthetic community.
We are seeking intern candidates at all levels with strong academic performance, communication skills, teamwork, and the ability to work in a multi- functional environment.
Locations: West Point, PA; Rahway, NJ; Kenilworth, NJ; Boston, MA; South San Francisco, CA
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 a currently enrolled undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Chemical Biology OR a currently enrolled graduate student pursuing a Masters or PhD in Chemistry or Chemical Biology.
Required Experience and Skills:
•Candidates must be available to work full-time for up to (12) consecutive weeks beginning in May or June of 2019.
•Candidates must have completed at least (2) years of studies toward bachelor’s degree by June 2019.
Preferred Experience and Skills:
•Candidates should have significant interest in organic chemistry.
•Candidates should have basic laboratory skills and research experience, such as: electronic notebook recording, reaction set-up techniques, use of vacuum evaporation devices, purification techniques such as thin-layer chromatography, flash chromatography, HPLC, recrystallization, and distillation, basic workup procedures, basic NMR interpretation, basic MS interpretation, and safe lab practices.
•Candidates should have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.