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About MSD

At MSD, we are inspired by a shared vision and mission to save and improve lives.

For 130 years, we have been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world's most challenging diseases in pursuit of our mission to save and improve lives. We demonstrate our commitment to patients and population health by increasing access to health care through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships. Today, we continue to be at the forefront of research to prevent and treat diseases that threaten people and animals — including cancer, infectious diseases such as HIV and Ebola, and emerging animal diseases — as we aspire to be the premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical company in the world.

We are officially certified by the Top Employer Institute and been awarded the exclusive Top Employer United Kingdom Certification for the fourth year running.

12-Month Student Placement Opportunities at MSD

Are you a student looking for an industrial placement which provides rewarding opportunities and diverse experiences? At MSD we allow you to take real responsibility working on business-critical business tasks alongside a passionate, diverse and inclusive workforce.

Regardless of the department you are placed within, all student placements receive training and on-going support throughout their placement. You will also have the opportunity to understand the broader business through site visits, networking and events as we believe this experience is invaluable.

Whatever your career path; whether it's pursuing research in the laboratory, working directly with our customers and stakeholders, manufacturing quality products or working in one of our central support functions like finance, IT or communications; MSD offers opportunities to develop and expand your career while making a true difference in peoples' lives.

To start in Summer 2022, we are offering 12-month student placement opportunities across a wide variety of areas. More details of each area and placements available within them can be found on our RateMyPlacement Employer Profile. Alternatively, if you would like to view and/or apply to a specific role within these areas, please visit our website.


Best Student Employer

Awarded 2nd in Science & Research Best 100 Student Employers 2021 - 2022


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"Maintaining the workflow of documents through various systems of record for medical approval Attending cross-functional meetings regarding product launches Assisting in project managing pre-license patient access programmes and local data generation studies Conducting literature reviews on clinical pathways Shadowing MSLs during HCP meetings Attending disease area training and clinical trial data training" Read full review

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  • Placement Year (10 Months+)

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