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Our culture and values

We operate responsibly every day to enable a safe, sustainable and healthy future for people and communities everywhere.

It all comes back to saving and improving lives

No matter our role or title, we all rise to the 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 together across the business with one purpose – to use the power of leading-edge science to save and improve lives around the world.

We walk the talk

If you want to learn about our culture, start with our people.

‘I can tell my kids: You did something special’

Merck scientist Angela Jablonski explains why she enrolled her children in a pediatric COVID-19 vaccine trial

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Dean Li: Agility is ‘about letting the data guide you’

The president of Merck Research Laboratories discusses how managing priorities is a key to scientific success

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Childhood cancer patient dedicates his life to clinical trial research

After participating in a pediatric leukemia study, Arjan Ooms’ life has come full circle as our director of clinical research in the Netherlands

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“Pride and honor”: Meet the Army microbiologist and Merck employee fighting COVID-19

Kurtis Oakley, associate director, regulatory affairs, was in the car with his wife when he got a call in March from the military asking if he wanted to take on “the opportunity of a lifetime”: joining the White House coronavirus task force. “I didn’t even ask how long it was or where it was,” he […]

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‘I can tell my kids: You did something special’

Merck scientist Angela Jablonski explains why she enrolled her children in a pediatric COVID-19 vaccine trial

Read more

Next: ‘I can tell my kids: You did something special’

Dean Li: Agility is ‘about letting the data guide you’

The president of Merck Research Laboratories discusses how managing priorities is a key to scientific success

Read more

Next: Dean Li: Agility is ‘about letting the data guide you’

Childhood cancer patient dedicates his life to clinical trial research

After participating in a pediatric leukemia study, Arjan Ooms’ life has come full circle as our director of clinical research in the Netherlands

Read more

Next: Childhood cancer patient dedicates his life to clinical trial research

“Pride and honor”: Meet the Army microbiologist and Merck employee fighting COVID-19

Kurtis Oakley, associate director, regulatory affairs, was in the car with his wife when he got a call in March from the military asking if he wanted to take on “the opportunity of a lifetime”: joining the White House coronavirus task force. “I didn’t even ask how long it was or where it was,” he […]

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Code of conduct & compliance

Code of conduct & compliance

We represent many cultures but are united in our drive to deliver breakthrough medicines with honesty and integrity.