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Merck 2023 Image Data Analytics Intern in Des Moines, Iowa

Job Description

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

The intern/co-op in the Data Science and Scientific Informatics Department of Research and Development Science IT (RaDS-IT) will have the opportunities to work on developing techniques for quantitative analysis of multi-dimensional image data, genomics data, or text/natural language data to support drug development in various stages. The researcher will apply machine learning, data mining, signal processing techniques to extract meaningful information from high-dimensional, multi-modality datasets. This intern research will be an opportunity to apply cutting edge data science techniques to the emerging field with exciting and impactful applications in drug discovery and development.

Required Education & Experience :

  • Candidates must be pursuing an MS or PhD in one of the following areas: Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Bioinformatics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, or can demonstrate equivalent qualifications in related fields

  • Candidates must be able to work full time for 10-12 weeks in summer of 2023 for internship or a full Spring/Fall semester for co-op

  • Candidates must have research experience in at least one of the following areas: Biomedical image processing (such as histology-based, CT, MR etc.) and research experience in analyzing multimodal datasets

  • Candidates must have the ability to plan and schedule daily computing, research and reporting activities to meet established timetables and objectives

  • Candidates must have excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Experience & Skills :

  • Candidates should have experience in software packages e.g. Python, Matlab, R, C++, Java

  • Candidates should be experienced in deep learning packages such as TensorFlow, Caffe, Keras, PyTorch, MXNet

  • Candidates should be experienced in high performance computing, GPU computing, and Cloud computing

  • Candidates should be experienced in bioinformatics and genomics

  • Candidates should have experience with big data tools e.g. Hadoop, Spark

Our Support Functions deliver services and make recommendations about ways to enhance our workplace and the culture of our organization. Our Support Functions include HR, Finance, Information Technology, Legal, Procurement, Administration, Facilities and Security.

Who we are…

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, 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.


Employees working in roles that the Company determines require routine collaboration with external stakeholders, such as customer-facing commercial, or research-based roles, will be expected to comply not only with Company policy but also with policies established by such external stakeholders (for example, a requirement to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to access a facility or meet with stakeholders). Please understand that, as permitted by applicable law, if you have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 and an essential function of your job is to call on external stakeholders who require vaccination to enter their premises or engage in face-to-face meetings, then your employment may pose an undue burden to business operations, in which case you may not be offered employment, or your employment could be terminated. Please also note that, where permitted by applicable law, the Company reserves the right to require COVID-19 vaccinations for positions, such as in Global Employee Health, where the Company determines in its discretion that the nature of the role presents an increased risk of disease transmission.

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Employee Status:

Intern/Co-op (Fixed Term)


No relocation

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Flexible Work Arrangements:

Hybrid, On-Site, Remote Work


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Requisition ID: R226135