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About us

We invent for a more hopeful future.

We aspire to be the premier research-intensive biopharmaceutical company in the world

For nearly 130 years, we have been addressing the world’s major health challenges and providing hope in the fight against disease, for both people and animals.

Our vision is to continue this commitment and to be the leading research-intensive biopharmaceutical company, bringing medical innovation to our patients when they need it.

The first Swiss subsidiary was founded in Zurich in 1963. Today, around 1000 employees from 56 nations work at our locations in the canton of Lucerne and Zurich.

Responsibility

The heart of our mission

Operating responsibly is fundamental to our long-term success, to our obligation to society and to the health and wellbeing of patients and our employees.

Careers

Working at MSD

In 2021 MSD was awarded Top Employer Switzerland for the 9th and Top Employer Europe for the 6th consecutive time.

Leadership

The team that guides our work

Our leaders focus on our mission to save and improve patients’ lives. This is the foundation of everything we do.

Our values

Our values represent the very core of our character. They guide every decision and action we take.

Our sites

In Lucerne and in our newly opened hub in Zurich we bring creative minds together to transform world class science into life changing medicines and vaccines.

MSD Switzerland by the numbers

~ 1000

Employees

50%

Proportion of woman

5

Sites in Switzerland

Our areas of focus

Oncology

Our mission is to deliver innovations that extend and improve the lives of people with cancer.

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Vaccines

Vaccines are one of the greatest public health success stories – and we’ve been discovering, developing and delivering vaccines to help prevent disease for over 100 years.

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Infectious diseases

We play an important role in discovering and developing innovative medicines and vaccines to treat and prevent infectious diseases, including HIV, CMV and antimicrobial therapies.

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COVID-19

As a company dedicated to saving and improving lives, we have a special responsibility to help in the fight against COVID-19.

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Diabetes

We are determined to find solutions for the most serious chronic health challenges, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

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Immunology

We continue to helping find solutions to auto-immune diseases that affect people across all ages.

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Get to know us through our stories

Learn about the heartbeat of our company.

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Your questions answered: How MSD is responding to the global pandemic COVID-19

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On June 16th 2021, MSD was awarded the with the Swiss LGBTI Label, a certification awarded to companies and organizations with an open and inclusive culture. This certification is intended to help promote the inclusion of LGBTI people at the workplace and beyond.

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Your questions answered: How MSD is responding to the global pandemic COVID-19

Learn more about what we’re doing to address COVID-19.

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MSD Switzerland awarded with the Swiss LGBTI Label

On June 16th 2021, MSD was awarded the with the Swiss LGBTI Label, a certification awarded to companies and organizations with an open and inclusive culture. This certification is intended to help promote the inclusion of LGBTI people at the workplace and beyond.

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MSD continues to foster vibrant, creative workspaces as it launches new Zurich hub

A conversation with Klaus Beck, VP MSD Global Medical Affairs EMEAC, about MSD's new Innovation and Development Hub in Zurich.

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Stephanie Narain, Franchise Lead Lung, Business Unit Oncology at MSD Switzerland, shares her experiences and learnings of working from home as a mom and forging stronger connections with her colleagues despite the distance.

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Next: Things that count when parenting and working remotely during a pandemic

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