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Real World Evidence & Epidemiology Intern

Location London, United Kingdom
BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

BioMarin’s Research & Development group is responsible for everything from research and discovery to post-market clinical development. Research & Development involves all bench and clinical research and the associated groups that support those endeavors. Our teams work on developing first-in-class and best-in-class therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with rare diseases. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives. 


The BioMarin internship programme will enable students to gain valuable experience and knowledge of the processes and systems within BioMarin, whilst gaining an insight into the pharmaceutical/biotech industry. The internship programme will start on Monday 10th June 2019 to the 30th August 2019, lasting 12 weeks in the London Office.

The Real World Evidence & Epidemiology Intern will report to the Senior Director, Real World Evidence and Epidemiology within the Global Medical Affairs department. The Real World Evidence & Epidemiology group ccontributes to the successful development and commercialisation of new therapies in rare disease, providing leadership and expertise to develop and execute Epidemiology studies across the whole spectrum of drug development. The Intern will support one or more BioMarin compounds, contributing to our understanding of the Epidemiology of the disease, and helping to support planning, implementation or reporting of scientifically robust observational research projects.


Students who are currently studying for a master’s degree in Epidemiology or who have recently completed their degree are eligible to apply.


Perform literature reviews and critically appraise existing epidemiology evidence to improve disease understanding relevant to target patient populations: incidence, prevalence, risk factors, natural history disease course, burden of illness, treatment patterns, co-morbidities, co-medications, outcomes measures, phenotypes, biomarkers and unmet need, and their variations across demographics and geographie

Assist with interpretation of study results and create tables and figures to best display findings; draft final study reports to communicate research finding

Assist in creating new evidence through drafting specific research protocols and analysis of large healthcare databases 


  • Studying towards, or recently completed, a Master’s degree in Epidemiology
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently
  • Ability to balance priorities and handle multiple tasks through careful planning
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate scientific evidence to peers
  • Experience in the epidemiology of rare diseases or genetic epidemiology a benefit but not required

Note:  This description is not intended to be all-inclusive or a limitation of the duties of the position.  It is intended to describe the general nature of the job that may include other duties as assumed or assigned.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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