Applications are invited for a Data Science Internship at MSD, Pune for 2023. Online applications are open on the official website.

About MSD

Merck & Co., Inc. is an American multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Rahway, New Jersey, and is named for Merck Group, founded in Germany in 1668, of whom it was once the American arm. The company does business as Merck Sharp & Dohme or MSD outside the United States and Canada.

Job Description

These positions are typically 3-6 months long and have various start dates throughout the year. Most of the projects will involve analyses in support of our company’s commercial objectives.

  • Candidates will be responsible for providing analytical and technical support, which includes the collection and analysis of internal and external pharmaceutical data to assist in making meaningful business decisions.  
  • Candidates will help to solve novel commercial analytic questions through the use of Advanced Analytics (AI/ML)

Preferred Skills

  • Candidates having experience with one or more of the standard machine learning and data manipulation packages such as sci-kit-learn/numpy/pandas/ml
  • Having familiarity with SQL & databases: Redshift/Athena
  • Candidates having familiarity with Natural Language Processing and large Language Models

Requirements and Experience

The essential requirements of the job include.  

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in a bachelor’s / master’s / PhD degree program in a Quantitative discipline such as Data Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Physics, Economics, Computational Biology, Engineering, Management or other relevant disciplines.
  • Must be expected to graduate in the next 1-2 years.  
  • Candidates must have fluency in at least one programming environment such as Python/R and a sound understanding of OOP
  • Candidates must have familiarity with the basics of data science and advanced statistical methods (clustering, regression, classification, etc.) and the ability to determine the correct method for the task or have the willingness to learn the same
  • Must have demonstrated ability to problem solve independently on complex analytical projects
  • Candidates must have an interest in supporting pharmaceutical data and analytics initiatives like segmentation & targeting, digital analytics, big data analytics, patient claims analytics
  • Candidates will be required to serve as quantitative methodology professionals by developing creative analytical solutions and applying appropriate statistical and/or machine learning methodologies to answer novel commercial analytic questions
  • Should be effective oral and written communicators
  • Candidates must be able to strike a balance between methodological rigour and project timelines/deliverables.


  • Pune, India

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