Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

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Welcome to our Global Job Center. Here you can find a host of different job opportunities in all functional areas. You can search by different criteria e.g. Location, Functional Area, Keywords for a list of roles matching your criteria.
You may immediately apply for any advertised position or you also have the option to submit your profile and create a job posting alert to get a notification of any future openings that may match your interests.
Registering and applying should take no more than 10 minutes. Once you have registered, remember to update your profile if there are any changes to your contact details, career interests or qualifications.
The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
Our company participates in E-Verify on all open positions within the United States.
If you require a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please call 1-855-444-5678, Monday – Friday, 8:30a.m. to 6:00p.m. ET.
What do I need to know about the application?
Would you like to apply for a job but are still uncertain about a few things? If so, then take a look at the following suggestions for your application.
Start by searching our Job Center for a relevant opportunity. You can search by job field, location or keyword. All the roles matching your criteria will appear. Apply online, sending your CV and a covering letter, and attaching any diplomas, certificates or testimonials. We’ll send you an automatic email confirming receipt of your application.
We assess your application against competencies and role criteria. Timeframes vary by location but usually you’ll hear within four weeks whether or not we’d like to invite you for an interview. We will then schedule one or two interview sessions (via telephone or in person) with the recruiter as well as the hiring manager.
How do I put together the right application documents?
Before you submit an application for a position, it’s important that you clearly know where your strengths, weaknesses and interests lie. Be aware of your soft skills and where you have already demonstrated them. The position and the company should match you, your expectations and your abilities.
Your application should be complete and error-free. At the same time, it needs to be convincing and personal. It is especially important for you to target your application to the position you're applying for. We would like to find out exactly why you are applying for the specific position.
The application documents consist of
  • a cover letter
  • your C.V.
  • certificates and letters of reference can be added as well.
In general, the cover letter should fit on one page, and not simply reflect your C.V. State clearly and concisely why you are suited for the position and why you are interested in working for us. When preparing a C.V., start with the most recent information and work back to the past. This makes it easier for the reader to follow and to quickly find the key points. Integrate all the data of relevance to the position.
What is important in the interview process?
Be well-prepared for the interview, so be sure to practice, practice, practice! Think about your strengths and weaknesses once again and come up with ways to best communicate and demonstrate these. It’s also important to have clear reasons why you are a good match for the position and for the company.
It is customary for you to introduce yourself and to discuss your C.V. at the beginning of the interview. For this purpose, it is helpful to prepare a brief personal introduction. Here it’s important that you don’t simply summarize your C.V., but now explain what has motivated you, clarify any unclear points and emphasize your personal highlights. Listen carefully and if you have any doubts, ask once again in order to understand the question. Also think about some questions that you would like to ask during the interview.
Remain authentic and honest and don’t pretend to be different from the way you really are.
What do I need to know about the virtual assessment center?
  • What tools are used?
    Any combination of work styles and preferences questionnaires, competency-based assessments, or digital interviews.
  • Will I be able to see my ratings on the assessments?
    No. Your ratings on each component of the assessment will be kept in strict confidentiality with our hiring team. But you will get your own detailed candidate feedback report, after you finished the assessment. It will provide you with an overview of your own strengths and behavioral tendencies, which can be useful for your own personal development.
  • Who has to take the tools or assessments?
    We ask candidates to take a specific combination of assessment tools depending on the functional area and level of the position they are applying for.
  • What happens if I don’t want to take the assessments?
    Individuals who would like to be considered for employment at our company must complete the assessment process.  Those who do not finish the assessment, in its entirety, will not be able to move forward in the hiring process.
  • Why are these tools being used?
    To identify top talent for today and the future, ensure consistency across applicants, and to promote diversity by using tools that are scientifically proven to do so.
  • How should I dress for the Video-Based Case Study?
    We recommend that you dress exactly as you would if you were meeting for a traditional face-to-face interview with us.
  • What if I lose the connection during the interview?
    Don´t panic. Please feel free to contact the support ( in case of any technical questions.
  • A candidate has applied for multiple jobs. Does the candidate have to do the VAC more than once?
    Depending on the positions different components of the Virtual Assessment Center are chosen. The candidate does not need to go through the same Virtual Assessment twice, but he/she may need to take an extra component for another job.
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There are two different, unaffiliated companies that use the name MERCK. Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which operates this website, uses the firm name “Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany,” in the United States and Canada, and also uses “EMD Serono” in biopharma, “MilliporeSigma” in life science and “EMD Performance Materials” in materials business. The other company, Merck & Co., Inc. holds the rights in the trademark MERCK in the United States and Canada. Merck & Co. is not affiliated with or related to Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which owns the MERCK trademark in all other countries of the world.   To reflect such fact and to avoid any confusion, certain logos, terms and business descriptions of the publications on this website have been substituted or modified, such as by referring to “Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany” instead of “Merck” standing alone.  Publications on this webpage, therefore, slightly deviate from the otherwise identical versions accessible outside the United States and Canada.


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