2020 Clinical Quality Operations Intern

Merck - North Wales, PA4.1

Full-time | InternshipEstimated: $55,000 - $77,000 a year
Job Description

The Future Talent Program features internships that last up to 12 weeks and will include one or more projects. These opportunities in our Research Labs can provide you with great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals.

Clinical Quality Operations (CQO) is a group within the Global Clinical Trial Operations (GCTO) Quality and Continuous Improvement department and serves as quality experts to clinical trial teams across all therapeutic areas as part of our Company’s overall Quality Management System (QMS). It is critical that clinical trials are executed globally at the highest quality in order to ensure patient rights, safety and well-being are maintained and to provide the required data which allows our Company to bring new prescription medications and vaccines to the market. CQO’s focus is to proactively support teams in embedding quality into clinical trial design, monitoring quality during trial execution, addressing quality related issues and leading inspection preparation / management activities.

The CQO team is seeking a motivated, technically skilled student intern majoring in the biological sciences or public health. The student should have a strong interest in clinical trials administration and drug discovery process.

Successful candidates will be able to work independently as well as proactively collaborate with colleagues. Primary responsibilities will include assisting clinical trial teams in assessing risk and monitoring quality during trial execution. The candidate will be an active participant, attend CQO departmental and trial team meetings and will complete virtual trainings on how to plan, execute and/or close out a clinical trial as well as our Company’s QMS.

This candidate may be responsible for tracking timelines for quality deliverables and may become proficient in project management as related to risk assessment and quality management. The candidate may interact with internal and external stakeholders (vendors, committees, etc.) in support of quality activities.

Required Education and Skills:
Candidates must be pursuing a minimum of a bachelor's degree in Pharmaceuticals, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Research or Health Care Administration, Public Health, Biology or other relevant disciplines.
Candidates must have strong Microsoft Office skills.
Candidates must have analytical ability to review trends, design and create reports and/or presentations.
Candidates must be able to summarize data and trends in writing.
Candidates must have the ability to work up to (12) weeks beginning in May or June of 2020

Preferred Experience and Skills:
Candidates should possess excellent teamwork and leadership skills.
Candidates should possess strategic thinking and problem solving skills.
Candidates should have project management experience (e.g. deliver project/assignment by specific date, overcome obstacles that impact the project delivery.)
We are a research-driven biopharmaceutical company. Our mission is built on the simple premise that if we “follow the science” and that great medicines can make a significant impact to our world. And 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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