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:
You give high priority to hiring firms with prestige. Market reputation and prestige of a firm may be determined through on-line research, and conversations with individuals working in your target industry. Note that firms "in the public eye" receive a great deal more critical publicity and attention than those operating with more anonymity. So as you assess your employment opportunities, be sure to seek out the positive aspects of the firm's reputation in addition to noting negative publicity the company may have received.