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At Merck, known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, we are unified around our purpose: We use the power of leading-edge science to save and improve lives around the world. For more than a century, we’ve been at the forefront of research, bringing forward medicines, ...
Mission: It all comes back to inventing for life We are all inventors here, no matter the role or title. We rise to any challenge in pursuit of better health outcomes. Everything we do, in and out of the laboratory, is based on our deep appreciation for life. That’s the reason we come ...

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    Great opportunities. Great scope of learning and growth


    No cons as such. Learnt a lot

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