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Merck 2021 Animal Health Future Talent Rotation Program (Part Time) in Carson City, Nevada

Job Description

Future Talent Rotation Program

Our company is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company – one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of an individual like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

Our company is creating a Future Talent Rotation (FTRP) program with roles based in our Omaha NE and Elkhorn NE sites. We are seeking candidates, who are curious, have a keen interest in our industry and a strong desire to learn about various career pathways in our industry. This part-time role is designed to allow successful candidates the ability to maintain progress toward completing your degree.

Future Talent Rotational Program Job Description

Our Future Talent Rotational Program will allow our FTRP employee(s) to gain experience in cross-functional departments within our US Commercial organization, manufacturing and Research and Development. FTRP employees will not only learn about our division but they will acquire invaluable business and gain relevant work experience in many facets of our business with the goal to set you up for a successful career in our industry.

The FTRP will consist of three rotations, each approximately six months in duration for a total of an eighteen-month rotation. Selected candidates will rotate through several core functions of the US Commercial, Manufacturing and Research and Development organizations. These rotations are designed with the goal for each selected candidate to gain exposure and understanding of how each department functions and how the overall contribution these organizations make to our business. Our program provides students practical skills through hands-on assignments and collaboration with a team of talented industry professionals. Each FTRP employee will be partnered with a mentor who will be able to help with acculturation at our company and career planning. All FTRP employees will be assigned rotations based on their individual development interests, discussions with their mentor, and alignment with business needs.

The FTRP employee will have the opportunity to experience working in the following organizations:

US Commercial

Our U.S. Commercial Team is our customer-facing realm of our business. This team consists of sales and veterinary teams, marketing, pharmacovigilance; and an array of support functions including finance, communications and customer service. As the "face" of our company, the Commercial Team engages with our customers to deliver the products, solutions and knowledge they need to ensure the health of their animals.

Research & Development

R&D is responsible for all aspects of discovery & development of our early, mid and late-stage pipeline of pharmaceutical and biological products. This work includes ensuring safety & efficacy, all while adhering to strict quality and regulatory requirements. Products developed by R&D span species in companion animals, livestock and aquaculture.


Our company produces and distributes vaccines and pharmaceutical animal products. This is accomplished through its interdependent manufacturing network, dedicated staff, high-quality manufacturing operations and processes, and sophisticated approach to supply chain.

Program Quick Facts & Locations:

  • Program Locations is Omaha NE/Elkhorn NE

  • Benefits: Part-time Position (@20-25 hours/week) eligible for part-time benefits including tuition reimbursement

  • Eligible to apply for full-time roles upon successful completion of the rotational program


  • Currently enrolled in undergraduate studies as either a sophomore or junior year student

  • Must be able to work 20-25 hours per week throughout the course of the internship (in-person or virtual)


  • Minimum 3.0 GPA

  • Enrolled in an undergraduate program in Animal Science or other related sciences, Technology, Engineering, Math, Business, Computer Science or similar degree program

  • Demonstrated leadership capabilities

  • Commitment to self-development and proven ability to receive and action feedback.

  • A practical and creative approach to problem solving.

  • Ability to summarize and communicate important data.

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and presentation skills.

Our Animal Health Division is a trusted global leader in veterinary medicine, dedicated to preserving and improving health, well-being, and performance of animals and the people who care for them. We are a global team of professionals working together to make a positive difference in animal care and the world’s food supply and have a deep sense of responsibility towards our customers, consumers, animals, society, and our planet.

Through our commitment to The Science of Healthier Animals®, we offer veterinarians, farmers, pet owners and governments one of the widest ranges of veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services as well as an extensive suite of digitally connected identification, traceability and monitoring products. We invest in dynamic and comprehensive R&D resources and a modern, global supply chain. We are present in more than 50 countries, while our products are available in some 150 markets.

Who we are …

We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Kenilworth, 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 …

In a world of rapid innovation, we seek brave Inventors who want to make an Impact in all aspects of our business, enabling breakthroughs that will affect generations to come. We encourage you to bring your disruptive thinking, collaborative spirit and diverse perspective to our organization. Together we will continue Inventing For Life, Impacting Lives while Inspiring Your Career Growth .

Invent. Impact. Inspire.


In accordance with Managers' Policy - Job Posting and Employee Placement, all employees subject to this policy are required to have a minimum of twelve (12) months of service in current position prior to applying for open positions.

If you have been offered a separation benefits package, but have not yet reached your separation date and are offered a position within the salary and geographical parameters as set forth in the Summary Plan Description (SPD) of your separation package, then you are no longer eligible for your separation benefits package. To discuss in more detail, please contact your HRBP or Talent Acquisition Advisor.

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No relocation

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Travel Requirements:

No Travel Required

Flexible Work Arrangements:

Flex Time, Remote Work


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Requisition ID: R120387