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Job: 2022 Medical Writing Intern, Merck & Co., Durham, NC

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General Information

Job title:
2022 Medical Writing Intern
Job location:
Durham, NC  27701 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted:
Job category:
Business Development
Employment type:
Full time

Job Description

Job Description

Subject to applicable law, all prospective hires will be required to demonstrate that they have been fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or intend to be vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 1, 2021, or qualify for a medical or religious accommodation to this vaccination requirement. Hired candidates who are not vaccinated by November 1, 2021, and who have not been approved for a legally-required medical or religious accommodation will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, in accordance with applicable law.

The Future Talent Program features internships that lasts up to 12 weeks 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 medical writing team is seeking highly motivated individuals with interests in medicine, pharmacology/pharmacy, or biological sciences, as well as interests in writing and communicating medical and scientific information using cutting-edge technology for structured content management in document preparation. The goal of this position is for the individual to gain broad insight into the drug development process, knowledge of clinical regulatory documents, and hands-on experience in regulatory medical writing. The Medical Writing department is responsible for creating documents that define and report the results of clinical trials in participants receiving our Company investigational products to global regulatory agencies. These documents include clinical study protocols, clinical study reports, Investigator Brochures, and overall summaries of clinical programs. The Medical Writing department works across all of our Company's therapeutic areas, including oncology, infectious disease, cardiology, diabetes, and neuroscience.

The Summer Intern will work on a project within a therapeutic area that will offer individual and team experience with how clinical trials are designed, analyzed, and reported. The Summer Intern will work under the guidance of a mentor and have observational and hands-on responsibilities.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Candidates must be enrolled in a minimum of a bachelor's degree program in the life sciences or a medical-related field.

  • Candidates must have completed at least 3 years of study or equivalent in the life sciences or 2 years in a field related to medicine by the time of the internship (summer 2022).

  • Candidates must be available to work full-time for up to (12) weeks beginning in May or June of 2022.

  • Candidates must have strong Microsoft Office Skills.

  • Candidates must have analytical ability to review trends, design and create reports and/or presentations.

  • Candidates must have the ability to summarize data and trends in writing.

Preferred Experience and Skills:

  • Candidates should have prior project management experience (e.g. deliver project/assignment by specific date, overcome obstacles that impact the project delivery, MS project, etc.).

Our Clinical and Pharmacovigilance teams manage studies to provide the safety and efficacy data required for regulatory approval of potential new drugs, vaccines and new indications for existing products. We ensure we conduct high quality clinical trials by integrating state-of-the-art technology and applying rigorous scientific and ethical standards.

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 …

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping to save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with a diverse group of colleagues who pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling some of the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is constantly evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today.


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We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another's thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.

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)


No relocation

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Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Not Specified


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Requisition ID:R137623

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