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Merck On-Campus Vanderbilt PhD recruiting day, July 27th, 2023

Posted by on Thursday, June 15, 2023 in Announcements .

Save the Date!  Representatives from Merck will be conducting a campus recruiting/visitation day on Thursday, July 27th.

Merck departments being represented include Discovery Chemistry, Informatics, Analytical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences and Analytical R&D.  They have recently hired PhDs with expertise in a variety of fields including immunology, neurology, mass spec, hemodynamics, oncology, organic chemistry, informatics, and mechanical engineering.  Representatives who will be visiting are primarily recruiting for West Point, PA (near Philly); Union County, NJ (near NYC); and Boston, MA locations.

Tentative agenda on Thursday July 27th will include:

  • A ~60-90 minute morning seminar introducing Merck to the students/postdocs/summer students, followed by some general Q&A.
  • A meet-and-greet lunch where students/postdocs/summer students can casually continue Q&A over pizza.
  •  ~30 minute 1:1 interviews with pre-screened candidates who are interested in full-time positions at Merck

Want to be interviewed?
If you would like to be considered for a short on-campus interview while they are here, please complete this form and submit your CV/Resume and Research Summary as pdfs by midnight, Thursday, June 29 at the following link: 

  • CV/Resume should include your anticipated defense date if you are a grad student and your Linkedin profile URL if you have one
  • Research Summary should be limited to a single page.  This is an opportunity to highlight your skills and expertise and show how you’ve applied your skill set.  Feel free to write it as you might a cover letter, using first person and highlighting your interests and scientific background.

Want to attend the seminar and meet-and-greet?
Even if you aren’t ready to interview, we encourage you to attend the seminar and lunch event to learn more about Merck and whether it might be a great place for you in the future!

Please RSVP here  if you plan to attend (specific times will be shared in the coming weeks)


Example of jobs that have recently been posted from this group:

This event is sponsored by the VU Graduate Program in Chemistry as well as the BRET Office of Career Development.

Please direct any questions to


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