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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.

Black scientists, innovators and employees are key to MSD’s history of invention and progress

Learn about scientific contributions of Black employees in our company's history and how our diversity initiatives have shaped our legacy of invention

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Women in science? Absolutely.

Strong career paths and cutting-edge science draw more women scientists -- like chemists and engineers -- to our small molecule process R&D team

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VIDEO: Here for Good | When passion and curiosity fuel innovation

Hear how one of our scientists balances her work and family life to accelerate our groundbreaking research

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A scientist and a cancer survivor reflect on 34-year friendship and fighting cancer 

Dr. Eric H. Rubin shares how his relationship with a patient-turned-friend reinforced his mission to help even more people

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Celebrating the life of trailblazing cardiovascular researcher Dr. Arthur Patchett

Over the course of his career with MSD, Dr. Patchett changed the treatment paradigm for cardiovascular disease

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Black scientists, innovators and employees are key to MSD’s history of invention and progress

Learn about scientific contributions of Black employees in our company's history and how our diversity initiatives have shaped our legacy of invention

Take a look

Next: Black scientists, innovators and employees are key to MSD’s history of invention and progress

Women in science? Absolutely.

Strong career paths and cutting-edge science draw more women scientists -- like chemists and engineers -- to our small molecule process R&D team

Read more

Next: Women in science? Absolutely.

VIDEO: Here for Good | When passion and curiosity fuel innovation

Hear how one of our scientists balances her work and family life to accelerate our groundbreaking research

Read more

Next: VIDEO: Here for Good | When passion and curiosity fuel innovation

A scientist and a cancer survivor reflect on 34-year friendship and fighting cancer 

Dr. Eric H. Rubin shares how his relationship with a patient-turned-friend reinforced his mission to help even more people

Read more

Next: A scientist and a cancer survivor reflect on 34-year friendship and fighting cancer 

Celebrating the life of trailblazing cardiovascular researcher Dr. Arthur Patchett

Over the course of his career with MSD, Dr. Patchett changed the treatment paradigm for cardiovascular disease

Read more

Next: Celebrating the life of trailblazing cardiovascular researcher Dr. Arthur Patchett

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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.