Graduate Programme: Environmental and Sustainability Innovation Associate

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Join our dynamic team Medical Affairs team as a Medical Information Specialist and be at the forefront of providing critical support and scientific expertise!  

Our UK Medical Affairs team supports pipeline assets from early phase through launch and beyond, engaging with industry leaders and medical experts to share the scientific value of our current and pipeline products. Throughout the programme, you will build strong communication and interpersonal skills with excellent strategic planning and organisational skills. Additionally, you will develop a good understanding of Medical Affairs, Good Clinical Practice, the UK regulatory and reimbursement environment as well as the ABPI code of practice. 

Job Overview: 

You will be part of a 24-Month Graduate scheme in our Medical Information team. As part of this role, you will: 

  • Conduct process assurance activities relating to outsource provision of Designated Point of Contact (DPOC) and Medical Information (MI) 
  • Generate bespoke responses to address third line enquiries and preparing scientific documentation for internal and external customers 
  • Localise Global Scientific Response Documents (SRDs) for local use 
  • Review and approve UK-specific SRDs to respond to MI enquiries 
  • Perform quality assurance of SRDs 
  • Provide internal resource for product knowledge and responding to internal scientific enquiries 
  • Ensure inspection and audit readiness for DPOC and MI activities 
  • Support the technical and scientific review of non-promotional materials for assigned therapeutic areas, ensuring compliance with ABPI Code of Practice, statutory and Company requirements 
  • Generate and provide metrics and insights for the wider business 


  • B.Sc. in life science, Pharmacy or equivalent healthcare qualification   
  • Relevant medical information or equivalent working knowledge such as medical writing 
  • Knowledge of writing scientific documents 

How to Apply:  

Please complete the online application form, uploading your CV and a cover letter (in one document) answering this question:   

  • What has motivated you to apply to our company and why this role (Up to 400 words)? 

Our standard early talent recruitment process is: An online application, an online assessment and then a final assessment.  

Provisional final assessment dates will be held from November 2023  


18th October 11:59pm.  

PLEASE NOTE: the role may close before this deadline if over-subscribed so please apply as soon as possible. 

Next Steps 

In the event of your successful progression to the next stage, one of our early talent team will contact you within two – three weeks of the application closing date.  

Start/End Date 

Summer 2024 – Summer 2026. Throughout the 24-month scheme you will receive guidance and mentoring to not only help you through your current role, but also to prepare you for applications to permanent roles within the organisation, with the aim that you will hopefully continue your career journey with our company 

Equal Opportunity Employer:  

We are proud to be a company that embraces the value of bringing diverse, talented, and committed people together. The fastest way to breakthrough innovation is when diverse ideas come together in an inclusive environment. We encourage our colleagues to respectfully challenge one another’s thinking and approach problems collectively. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace.  

Company Overview: 

We are a global biopharmaceutical leader committed to enhancing the lives of individuals through a diverse portfolio of prescription medicines, oncology treatments, life-saving vaccines, and animal health products. Our unwavering dedication to delivering innovative solutions is the driving force behind everything we do. With a team of over 70,000 employees spread across 140+ countries, we offer state-of-the-art laboratories and inspiring offices designed to foster growth and development in our team members.  

With 125+ years of service and a record of being one of the world’s foremost investors in research and development, we take pride in our legacy of cultivating breakthrough advances that shape the future of healthcare 


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What You Will Bring

  • Bsc in life science, Pharmacy or equivalent healthcare qualification  
  • Relevant medical information or equivalent working knowledge such as medical writing
  • Knowledge of writing scientific documents


  • Ability to translate analytical /critical appraisal skills and competence across therapeutic areas to add value
  • Ability to proactively engage with internal stakeholders
  • Ability to resolve moderately complex problems
  • Literature searching skills and IT literacy
  • Professional, proactive, very good communication skills both verbal and written, strong time management, high attention to detail, good interpersonal skills, multitasker and able to cope with a broad range of projects, flexible personality, and being able to work autonomously and in a team.

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Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA, also known as Merck Sharp & Dohme LLC, Rahway, NJ, USA, does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. All CVs / resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at our company without a valid written search agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of our company.  No fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by our company as a result of an agency referral where no pre-existing agreement is in place. Where agency agreements are in place, introductions are position specific. Please, no phone calls or emails. 

Employee Status:Project Temps (Fixed Term)


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Job Category: Others
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: London

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