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Job Title: 2021 Quality Assurance Intern
Location: West Point, PA, Nationwide United States, USA
Company: Merck Animal Health
Industry Sector:Agribusiness
Industry Type: Produce and Produce Related Services
Career Type:Quality Assurance
Job Type:Internship/Summer Work Experience
Minimum Years Experience Required:N/A
Open Until: December 6, 2020

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Job Description

The Future Talent Program features internships that lasts 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.

Our Research & Development Division group in Rahway, NJ and West Point, PA is seeking 4 summer interns who will work collaboratively in a team environment to help advance Quality throughout the drug development life cycle. Our Research & Development Division groups is comprised of teams that maintain quality focus at each critical stage of development. Each intern will be assigned to 1 of 3 QA groups: Strategy and Business Operations (SBO), Research Quality (RQ) or Global Development Quality (GDQ).

Intern assignments are directly dependent on the specific QA group supported.

GDQ Internship Opportunities (2 positions):

The role of Global Development Quality (GDQ) within our RL QA is to ensure that clinical supplies are safe and manufactured with appropriate quality in compliance with regulatory requirements. GDQ does this by ensuring that there is a strong foundation of quality systems, qualification and validation of our facilities, equipment, and computer/automation systems, and tools to operate against. The group also manages product, document, and system life-cycles.

GDQ provides quality oversight of manufacturing, packaging and labeling, testing, and release of materials from early- to late-stage clinical trials conducted across the globe for small- and large-molecule (biologics and vaccines) development compounds, API/drug substance, drug product, and finished good within our internal and external networks.

The 2 intern positions within GDQ will support the organization by assisting with important project-specific tasks to help us advance our operating model and enable new technology implementation with the goal of increasing our efficiency, agility and flexibility to ensure success in the dynamic development environment. These tasks may include but are not limited to project management, communication development, collaboration tool development, document management, documentation review, technical editing, meeting coordination and facilitation, training, onboarding, and other administrative tasks.

The positions may be located at our West Point, PA site or Rahway, NJ site.

RQ Intern Opportunity (1 position):

Our Research & Development Division groups QA’s Research Quality group contains a Technology and Supplier QA team that provides regulatory and quality oversight across both Research & Development Division groups Information Technology and third-party suppliers that are foundational in the successful conduct of clinical trials, regulatory filings and drug safety surveillance. The Technology and Supplier QA team collaborates with stakeholders across these domains to ensure research activities meet our Company’s quality standards, global health authority expectations and industry best practices.

The Technology and Supplier QA intern position will have the opportunity to directly support and/or participate in the following activities: 1) internal quality oversight of research Information Technology, including emerging Smart Trial technologies; 2) enhancement of tools and processes used to support quality audits and assessments; and 3) advancement of use of analytics to support risk assessment and quality oversight.

This position is anticipated to be located at our West Point, PA site

SBO Intern Opportunity (1 position):

Our Research & Development Division groups QA’s SBO group serves as a central function within our Research & Development Division groups, QA, with accountability to support initiatives that serve to harmonize and advance business processes and systems throughout the organization. Specifically, SBO drives the deliverables of initiatives like audit and regulatory strategy by partnering across our Research & Development Division groups to co-lead risk-gathering and assessment activities. The group also manages our Research & Development Division groups QA written standards including all policies, standard operating procedures, and execution resources and works across our Research & Development Division groups to align documentation practices for various functional areas. The group is also responsible for owning and advancing the our Research & Development Division groups Quality Management System (QMS) and for gathering, assessing, and advancing metrics, which serve to inform the state of Quality.

The SBO intern position will primarily be involved in advancing SBO’s initiatives and projects. Intern activities may include performing data analysis or data mining activities as well as collaborating on recommendations to further data science activities. The intern will also support some of the projects being driven out of the our Research & Development Division groups Quality Forum — a cross-functional team that is led by SBO — to drive decisions and streamline Quality practices across our Research & Development Division groups. The SBO intern will also support activities related to different technology tools and IT systems that our Research & Development Division groups QA owns or will implement. The internship will provide the candidate with an opportunity to collaborate within the SBO team and across our Research & Development Division groups QA, which will provide the intern with a greater understanding of the role of Quality across the drug development lifecycle.

This position is anticipated to be located at our West Point, PA site.

The interns in QA will also have the opportunity to network with the QA Leadership Team, which will provide a broad perspective on quality throughout the drug development continuum. They will also:

– Gain an understanding of the phases of drug development.
– Gain an understanding of the importance of quality in ensuring the rights and well-being of patients and the welfare of animals; helping to meet the intent of global regulatory requirements through robust processes and procedures; and ensuring subject, company, and regulator confidence and public trust in our company.?
– Interact with employees who have broad experience across the pharmaceutical industry.

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.

Required Education and Skills:

– Candidates must be pursuing a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a scientific or engineering field of study (e.g., Health Care, Health Science, Science, Engineering or Pharmacy)
– Candidates must have excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
– Candidates must be available to work full-time for up to (12) consecutive weeks beginning in May or June of 2021.
– Candidates must have completed at least (2) years of studies toward bachelor’s degree by June 2021.
– Candidates must have strong organizational skills
– Candidates must have demonstrated ability to take initiative and own deliverable

Preferred Experience and Skills:

– Candidates should have proficiency with Microsoft Office tools (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
– Candidates should have advanced Excel, Word, PowerApps, Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign skills
– Candidates should have completed some organizational and business coursework such as Marketing, Communications, etc.
– Candidates should have project management experience
– Candidates should have experience with document management systems (e.g., FirstDoc, Veeva, Documentum, SharePoint)

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 .

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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Employee Status: Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)

Relocation: No relocation

VISA Sponsorship: No

Travel Requirements: No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements: Not Specified


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