Daily Duties at Merck Pharm:
Handling and processing rodent biological fluids such as blood, plasma, urine
Working with rodent models (mice, rats)
Animal handling, surgery, tissue collection, and sacrifice
Dosing (IP, IM, IV and oral)
Gtt-glucose tolerance test (dosing, bleeding, data analysis)
Ltt – lipid tolerance test (dosing, collecting samples, data analysis)
Experience in handling samples in deep freeze such as -80 freezers and liquid nitrogen
Maintaining lab needs such as chemicals, equipment and reusable material;, performing routing procedures such as equipment checks, chemical and radioactive waste handling, ordering procedures, maintaining stock, scheduling and coordinating research activities, monitoring hazardous work areas and lab safety
Primary data analysis, plan research experiments and study designs. Word processing, very strong Excel skills, PowerPoint and spreadsheet. Competent at collecting and analyzing a large quantity of clinical data and performing statistical analysis.
What they like about Merck Pharm:
Working in an organization that is technologically advanced, creative, and innovative is critical in your assessment of hiring companies. Less important to you are stability of the organization, the length of time an organization has been in business, and the business' plans for the future. You prefer a fast-moving company that will take risks to achieve its goals and objectives. The length of time the company has been in business is irrelevant. Maintaining status quo is unnecessary. You thrive on change, uncertainty and the upside of potential business risks, especially those associated with innovation. Stability for the long haul is not nearly as important as is working in an atmosphere that is charged with a sense of urgency and constant change.