2022 Summer Intern – Biomedical Informatics, Data Science, and AI

  • Full time
  • USA - Massachusetts - Boston (MA Parcel B Laboratory)

Hiring company: Merck

Job Description

As a science-based healthcare company with a longstanding commitment to inventing and providing important medicines and vaccines, subject to applicable law, we require all U.S. and Puerto Rico based employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19, unless they have an approved medical or religious exemption or accommodation. We are committed to supporting our employees during this process as we work to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.

The Future Talent Program features internships that last up to 12 weeks and will include one or more projects.  These opportunities in our Research & Development Division can provide you with great development and a chance to see if we are the right company for your long-term goals.

The Data Strategy & Partnerships group in the Center for Observational and Real-world Evidence (CORE) is seeking a motivated and talented data science intern. Our group uses data sciences and informatics to contribute to the development, exchange, and communication of real-world evidence that demonstrates the value of our company's pharmaceuticals and vaccines and provides our customers (payers, providers, patients, policymakers) with transformative insights.

The intern will work on one or more projects to develop innovative deep learning algorithms and workflows to analyze large-scale electronic medical records and apply them to interesting and impactful business questions. The intern will gain experience in real-world data (RWD) analysis and deep learning and have the opportunity and freedom to choose specific business areas and questions to learn and focus on. A manuscript for peer-reviewed publication and/or an open-source package will be expected at the end of the 10- or 12-week internship.

Required Education & Experience:

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in a PhD degree program in a relevant field (Biomedical Informatics, Bioinformatics, Statistics, Biostatistics, Computer Science, Epidemiology, etc. )

Preferred Experience & Skills:

  • Candidates should have a track record of developing and/or applying machine learning methods to answer biomedical questions, e.g. publications, blog articles, GitHub repositories, Kaggle competitions, etc.
  • Candidates should have an understanding of machine learning and natural language processing (NLP) techniques
  • Candidates should have experience with Python and Pytorch
  • Candidates should have experience with or interest and ability to quickly learn R and SQL
  • Candidates should have experience with or interest and ability to quickly learn real-world evidence (RWE), RWD analysis, medical terminology and coding, and OMOP common data model.

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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Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)


No relocation

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No Travel Required

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