MMD Engineering Intern 2011
Merck & Co., Inc. 1,076 reviews - Elkton, VA

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Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines vaccines and consumer health products as well as animal health products. Today we are building a new kind of healthcare company - one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity knowledge imagination skill diversity and teamwork of people like you. To this end we strive to create an environment of mutual respect encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team youll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

The Future Talent Program features paid internships targeted to start in June 2011 for 10 - 12 weeks and will include one or more projects. Housing is available for those interns meeting the housing distance guideline. These opportunities can provide you with great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals. The projects that you work in can be in one of the following areas:


Work in teams to bring research discoveries to full production scale by applying engineering biology chemistry and pharmaceutics skills to bench-scale processes.

Conceive develop and implement new processing and manufacturing technologies

Work with teams to develop processes for new products using chemically- or biologically- derived products

Support process development and product development with pilot plant scale up drug supply preparation and technology transfer to operations groups


Design and build advanced manufacturing plants laboratory and office facilities

Involvement with all phases of project management from the first engineering drawing to the last phase of project start up


Support line production and maintenance operations

Maintain manufacturing processes at high levels of performance

Engineer plant site improvements to enhance safety quality and the environmen

Optimize existing processes to achieve improvements in process quality yield and efficiency.

LOCATIONS:: Rahway NJ; West Point PA; Cokesbury NJ;Summit NJ; Elkton VA; Durham NC

Specific internship openings in MMD are as follows:
Center for Material Science & Engineering (West Point PA; Rahway NJ; Summit NJ) performs analytical evaluation of raw materials intermediates and final products to aide in investigation and process improvement evaluations

Chemical Process Development & Commercialization (Rahway NJ) and Pharmaceutical Commercialization Technology (West Point PA Summit NJ) groups perform process development and demonstration for new chemical and pharmaceutical processes;

Global Vaccines Technology and Engineering (West Point PA Elkton VA Durham NC) is responsible for process implementation validation and maintenance for biological processes;

Biologics Manufacturing Science & Commercializaton (Rahway NJ West Point PA) is responsible for the development and implementation of vaccine and therapeutic protein processes;

Global Technical Operations (West Point PA Elkton VA) is responsible for continuous improvement of existing processes.

Global Engineering Services (Cokesbury NJ with projects at other sites) is responsible for designing and project management for capital projects;

Vaccine Operations (West Point PA Elkton VA Durham NC) is responsible for oversight and continuous improvement for vaccine manufacturing.

Working toward BS in Chemical Engineering Biochemical Engineering BioMedical Engineering (process option) Mechanical Engineering Electrical Engineering or related field

Available for 10 week internship beginning June 2011

Strong personal character and ethics

Superior Communication and Interpersonal Skills

Excellent Academic Achievement Analytical Ability

Good team player and ability to work independently

U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident of U.S.

Our employees are the key to our companys success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Mercks benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals needs and lifestyles of our employees and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.

To be considered for this position please visit our career site at to create a profile and submit your resume for requisition # ADM004305. Merck is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V - proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

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