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Merck 2024 University Recruiting - Data, AI, and Genome Sciences Intern in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description

The Future Talent Program within our Research & Development Division Data, AI, and Genome Sciences (DAGS) Department is offering internships that last 10-12 weeks. We have 7 open positions at multiple US locations. Candidates can apply for the opportunity to be involved in one or more of the projects listed below. The projects are designed to enable students to further develop their skills and to evaluate if we are the right company for their long-term goals. We are seeking highly motivated and talented students with computational skillsets.

The projects will be in one of the following areas:

Translational Genome Analytics (7 positions):

  • Analysis, implementation and visualization of network and graph algorithms for the study of interactions among disease-relevant biological networks.

  • Analysis of sequencing datasets (e.g. RNA-seq, single cell RNA-seq, CROP-seq) with state-of-the-art methods to better understand disease biology and support target candidate evaluation.

  • Data mining of large internal and external databases of molecular modalities for therapeutic discovery, disease stratification, and biomarkers for disease progression.

Required Education and Skills:

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in a minimum of a Bachelor's degree program in Biological Sciences or a related field of study. Students enrolled in graduate programs (MS or PhD) are highly encouraged to apply.

  • Candidates must be available to work full-time for 9-12 weeks beginning in May or June of 2024.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Candidates must have excellent academic achievement and analytical ability.

  • Candidates must have demonstrated superior communication and interpersonal skills and must be able to work well in a collaborative team environment.

  • Candidates may have interests/experience in ANY of the fields of molecular biology, oncology, immunology, cardiometabolism, ophthalmology, neuroscience, cell biology, or bioinformatics.

  • Specific skill sets could include one or more of the following: experience with R or Python programming languages, analysis of bulk or single cell datasets, analysis of other high-throughput screening modalities.

Under New York City, Colorado State, Washington State, and California State law, the Company is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary range for this job. Final determinations with respect to salary will take into account a number of factors, which may include, but not be limited to the primary work location and the chosen candidate’s relevant skills, experience, and education.

Expected salary range:





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Current Employees apply HERE ($1533/rel-task/3001$14.htmld)

Current Contingent Workers apply HERE ($4020.htmld)

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Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company. No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails.

Employee Status:

Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)


No relocation

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Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

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Requisition ID: R256892