2023 Global Bioanalytical Co-op (LC MS proteomics) at Merck & Co.

2023 Global Bioanalytical Co-op (LC MS proteomics) at Merck & Co. shivangi awasthi15418  2023-03-01

The Research & Development Division Global BioAnalytical (BA) group at Merck within the Preclinical Development department, (PCD), is seeking students for a 6 month Co-op experience. The Global BA group at our company provides quantitative analysis of biologically derived samples for all our company's discovery and development programs.

Learning opportunities for the prospective Co-op are:

• Involvement in the development and execution of protein/peptide quantitative proteomic assays by LC-MS/MS for therapeutic biologic products.
• Gaining hands-on experience in using automation platforms, mass spectrometers, UPLC or UHPLC, immunoprecipitation (IP), solid phase extraction (SPE).
• Hands-on exposure to laboratory work in the form of bioanalysis experimentation utilizing different platforms.

In addition to laboratory skills, the Co-ops will have the opportunity to be engaged in scientific discussion and interpretation of data. The Co-op student will have an opportunity to present their research results in both oral and written formats.

We are seeking Co-op candidates at all levels with strong academic performance, communication skills, teamwork, and the ability to work in a cross-collaborative environment.

Location: West Point, PA

This is a full-time Co-op position. Housing subsidy is not available as part of this program and must be funded 100% by the student.

Required Experience and Skills:

• Candidates must be currently enrolled undergraduate senior student pursuing a bachelor’s degree OR a currently enrolled graduate student pursuing a master’s or PhD Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology, Pharmacokinetics, Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or related field
• Candidates must be available to work full-time for up to (24) consecutive weeks beginning in May or June of 2023
• Candidates must have completed at least (2) years of studies toward bachelor’s degree by June 2023

Additional Experience and Skills:

• Candidates should have basic laboratory skills to carry out biochemical techniques for sample preparation, such as, basic pipetting, dilution techniques, ligand binding assays (ELISA, etc.)
• Candidates should have hands on experience in sample preparation and biological techniques such as protein, peptide, preparation for mass spectrometry analysis as well as cell culture, gel electrophoresis, protein digestion and western blotting. LC MS protein analysis or proteomics experience is a plus
• Candidates should have basic knowledge of general chemistry, organic chemistry, and protein chemistry
• Candidates should have basic understanding of pharmacokinetics and immunogenicity
• Candidates should have the ability to follow procedures and thoroughly document experiments
• Candidates should be highly motivated, self-starter and significant interest in scientific research
• Candidates should have strong interpersonal, communication, problem solving, and collaboration skills
• Candidates should have strong time management to allow parallel pursuit of multiple objectives

Please apply at this link -

or send me an email (with resume/CV) at shivangi.awasthi@merck.com to learn more.