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Computational Biology, Bioinformatics Co Op

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Company :
Merck

Location :
Washington, New Jersey

Expiry Date :
Mon, 05 Apr 2021 23:59:59 GMT

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Job Description The Future Talent Program features Cooperative (Co-op) education that lasts up to 6 months 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. Our Company’s Exploratory Science Center (ESC) in Cambridge provides a unique experience to contribute to our Company’s drug discovery efforts at one of the earliest stages of the process. To this end, we strive to create a fast-paced, nimble, and flexible environment of mutual respect, creativity, invention, and teamwork. Co-op students will be part of a highly collaborative and innovative scientific culture with the ultimate goal of learning new biology, chemistry, and technology that drives therapeutic development. Students will be exposed to software engineering, immunology, microbiology, chemical biology, synthetic chemistry, and bioactive discovery both within the ESC and other our Company’s sites across the country. With access to our Company’s proven global Research & Development Division (R & D) organization, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career. This co-op position will involve the development and operationalization of machine learning (ML) pipelines to analyze multiple omics datasets. The student will work in conjunction with a team of computational biologists and software engineers to develop and utilize code and work with biological data and analytical tools. Furthermore, there will be ample opportunity for the student to gain broad systems biology expertise and experience in the ML field, as well as to learn how large pharmaceutical companies use ML in early discovery and exploratory research. Co-op position commitment: – This is a full- time co-op position. – 6 months, Jul. 2021 – Dec. 2021. – Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this will be a fully virtual co-op. Required Education and Qualifications: – Candidates must be a currently enrolled undergraduate sophomore, junior, or senior student pursuing a bachelor’s degree in bioinformatics, systems biology, computational biology, computer science, software engineering, or a related field, OR a currently enrolled graduate student pursuing a master’s or Ph. D. in, bioinformatics, systems biology, computational biology, computer science, software engineering, or a related field. – Candidates must be available to work full-time for up to (6) consecutive months beginning in July of 2021. – Candidates must have completed at least (2) years of studies toward bachelor’s degree by July 2021. – Candidates should be enrolled in a co-op program through their college or university. Preferred Experience and Skills: – Candidates should have proficiency in writing code in R or Python. – Candidates should be highly passionate and driven to learn new skills. – Candidates should be highly motivated and driven and willing to take initiative to learn new science. – Candidates should have strong collaboration and communication skills. – Candidates should have experience with applying computational approaches to biological datasets. – Candidates should have familiarity with workflow management system tools (e.g, Snakemake, Nextflow or GNU Make) to create reproducible and scalable pipelines. – Candidates should have familiarity with cloud computing, cluster computing and parallelization. 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 . We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, New Jersey, USA in the United States and Canada and MSD everywhere else. For more than a century, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases. Today, our company continues to be at the forefront of research to deliver innovative health solutions and advance the prevention and treatment of diseases that threaten people and animals around the world. 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 . INVENT. IMPACT. INSPIRE. FTP2021 US and Puerto Rico Residents Only: If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit: EEOC Poster ( EEOC GINA Supplement OFCCP EEO Supplement ( OFCCP Pay Transparency Rule We are an equal opportunity employer, Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations. Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., Kenilworth, 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) Relocation: No relocation VISA Sponsorship: No Travel Requirements: No Travel Required Flexible Work Arrangements: Remote Work Shift: Valid Driving License: Hazardous Material(s): Number of Openings: 1 Requisition ID: R