MERCK invests in technological progress. The aim is not only to research new ideas, but also to continuously further develop existing competencies and products and offer efficient solutions in the fields of healthcare, life science and electronics. The focus here is both on the high quality of the respective products but also on economic, ecological and social responsibility.

In the current economic climate, the company sees an opportunity to drive innovation, particularly in research and development, supply chain management, customer interaction and, digital product innovation. The aim is to revolutionize and accelerate business models through digitization.

With its headquarters in Darmstadt, the science and technology company MERCK is also represented in 66 countries with around 64,000 employees from 138 different nations. Friedrich Jakob Merck laid the foundations for the now global company with sales of 22.2 billion euros in 2022. In 1668, the founder acquired the Engel Pharmacy in Darmstadt, creating the oldest pharmaceutical and chemical company in the world to date. For almost 350 years, shared values have shaped the corporate culture and enriched internal cooperation on the one hand, and on the other, fostered the work and interaction with customers, partners and patients. In recent years, the company has continually reinvented itself, offers exemplary working conditions and is also committed to promoting talent.

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Research Areas

Machine Learning Algorithms

Data Science and Analytics

Natural Language Processing

Data Governance and Privacy

AI in Drug Discovery and Development


Smart Manufacturing and Operations



So far, the following projects have been realised in cooperation with MERCK

Career Contact

Matthias Stede | Senior Data Culture Manager

Career at Merck