What would you like to know?
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What qualities do you look for in your people?
The key qualities are entrepreneurial flair; a talent for lateral thinking; the determination to turn good ideas into great results; and a strong team ethic. So being supportive, collaborative and ready to shoulder responsibility is vital too.
How would you describe the culture at Merck?
Collaborative, supportive and built on trust – as well as entrepreneurial and commercial. Although we’re a forward-thinking business with ambitious growth plans, there’s still a strong family feel that reflects our heritage.
How do you encourage career progression?
As well as extensive training opportunities, we offer the chance to move across functions and divisions, and to learn from long- and short-term international assignments. Our global talent management program promotes the development of high-potential employees and prepares them for management positions. Find out how others have progressed at Merck here.
What international experience can you offer?
With operations in 67 countries, we can offer a wide variety of international opportunities. And many roles call for a willingness to travel abroad frequently.
What backgrounds do you look for in particular?
Scientists in the fields of cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, bioinformatics, neurobiology, immunology, biotechnology. We are also looking for talents with backgrounds in engineering, business or IT.
What are the main selection criteria?
Along with good qualifications, relevant professional experience (based on the seniority of the role) and language skills (English is required for many jobs, and other languages are helpful depending on where you work), you’ll need to have a specific blend of personal competencies and share our values.
What can I do if there is currently no relevant vacancy?
Register your interest on our careers website by registering your profile – which should take only 10-15 minutes. We’ll then send you details of new opportunities that match your interest and profile as they arise.
Can I send an unsolicited application?
Yes. Register your profile with us in our job application section. We will contact you if we have a vacancy that matches your profile.
I’m interested in several roles or locations. Is one application enough?
Our careers sites allow you to apply for several roles at the same time. In addition to your basic profile information you need to only add further details and attachments for the specific role.
Where can I learn about internships with Merck?
You can find out internships on the careers section of the country you are looking for. Search by job field, location, organization or keyword search to find all the roles that match your criteria.