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Careers in MSD Switzerland

When saving and improving lives is what you do for a living

Imagine getting up in the morning for a job as important as helping save and improve lives around the world. Here, you have that opportunity. You can put your empathy, creativity, digital mastery, or scientific genius to work in collaboration with other like-minded colleagues to pursue and bring hope to countless people who are battling the most challenging diseases of our time. Our team is always evolving, so if you are among the intellectually curious, join us—and start making your impact today. 

As a leader in biopharmaceuticals, we focus on scientific innovation to deliver medicines and vaccines that may help millions of people around the world.

We are one company, but we operate under two different corporate brand names. We are known as Merck & Co., Inc., Rahway, NJ, USA in the United States, Canada & Puerto Rico. We are known as MSD everywhere else.

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Largest Pharmaceutical company in the Swiss market

Learn more from our team members' experiences and discover your career path with us

We are always looking for entry level and experienced profiles with diverse backgrounds. Be it in medicine, clinical research, marketing, IT, development, manufacturing, quality assurance and other disciplines: discover the career opportunities at MSD Switzerland and become a part of our professional team. Together, we can make a difference. Together, we are committed to saving and improving lives.

Judeke Frederiks
Director, HR Switzerland

Knowing that our support to the Biologics pipeline of MSD allows new medications being brought fast onto the market helps me to keep the right focus during challenging times.

Holger Luebke
Head Quality Operations, Werthenstein BioPharma GmbH

Someone once said: ‘To be successful, the first thing to do is fall in love with your work.’ That’s what I do every day.

Stephanie Moessner
Head Analytical Chemistry in Development and Supply, Werthenstein BioPharma GmbH

I am thrilled to contribute to our company's success and bring value to patients. The best thing that happens in my day is happy employee and happy patients. I'm ready to inspire myself and my team to be one of the top 10 countries in the world to support global development activities. 

Vérène Ngankam
Brand and Customer Manager, Oncology

I am proud to work for MSD Switzerland with great people who have a strong can-do attitude, high work-ethic and the heart at the right place.

Beatrice A. Foehn
Executive Assistant Europe & Canada (EUCAN)

Without research there is no medical progress. It’s a good feeling to manage MSD's extensive clinical trial program in Switzerland with a great team.

Klaudia Georgi
Director Clinical Research MSD Switzerland and Austria

The daily interaction with different people from different work areas and cultures, and the challenge to provide them with the right information technology, motivates me to give my best every day.

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Stefan Huwiler
IT Infrastructure & Operations Lead

Find exciting new opportunities

When you join MSD, you become a part of a community of inventors and creators committed to the same ambition: To invent and develop innovative pharmaceuticals for humans and animals - and to bring them to those that need them most. At MSD, your ideas, your talent and your experience will help change the lives of many. Regardless of your job title, you will be innovating every day.

How we hire

Our hiring process is now virtual to ensure your health and well-being. Learn how we are protecting you and our employees during Covid-19, essentials for your interview and our accessible application process. We hope to see you applying soon!

Join a diverse, equitable, & inclusive team

Diversity not only feels good, it does good. It is fundamental to how we operate. Here, you are recognized and empowered to bring and share the real you, your ideas, and push us in an alternative direction. We're all inventors, and diverse views increase our empathy and creativity.

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