2017 Laboratory Technician Intern

  • Company: Merck
  • Posted: January 25, 2017
  • Reference ID: TEC001068
Merck & Co., Inc. Kenilworth, N.J., U.S.A. known as Merck in the United States and Canada, is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and 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 an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

The Laboratory Technician Intern position reports to the Operations Manager and directly supports the activities of the Lead Lab Tech in the preparation (cleaning and sterilization) and operation of small and large scale bioreactors (5 liters up to 2,000 liters) for the growth and processing of mammalian cell and bacterial cultures for animal vaccine production. Duties will also include lab ware preparation and operation of autoclaves and automatic clean-in-place (CIP) equipment.
  • Assist in the performance of general laboratory procedures.
  • Assist in the operation of larger scale(2000L) bacterial fermentation and downstream production and support manager in meeting goals and objectives.
  • Apply technical knowledge, mechanical aptitude, and leadership skills.
  • Support team members performing activities related to the preparation, inoculation, maintenance, harvest, formulation, calculations, inactivation, and downstream processing/purification of bacterial antigens.
  • Assist manager in writing SOP's and manufacturing directions.
  • Support team members to ensure facilities and equipment are properly maintained and calibrated.
  • Train employees on new procedures and equipment.
  • Enter technical data into computer system
  • Assist in resolution of process problems by participating in NOE investigations, root cause analysis, and corrective and preventative actions.
  • Learn and execute the principles of lean manufacturing and lean labs.

  • Required: Currently enrolled in a BA/BS in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Biomedical, Medical Technology, Chemical Engineering or related field.
  • Must be returning to school for fall 2017.
Required Experience:
  • Available for a minimum of 10 weeks beginning in June 2017.
  • U.S. Citizen or lawful resident of the U.S.
Preferred Experience:
  • Superior technical competency as demonstrated by excellent academic record and work achievement
  • Strong communication skills, personal character, and ethics
  • Pharmaceutical or vaccine manufacturing experience
  • Knowledge and application of aseptic procedures and Good Manufacturing Practices(GMP).

Our employees are the key to our company's success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Our Company's 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. If you need an accommodation for the application process please email us at staffingaadar@merck.com.
Search Firm Representatives Please Read Carefully:
Merck & Co., Inc. is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Merck via email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of Merck. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Merck as a result of the referral or through other means.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

For more information about personal rights under Equal Employment Opportunity, visit:

EEOC Poster
EEOC GINA Supplement​

Share this Job