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Analyst, QC I - 2nd Shift (TEMPORARY)

Location Novato, California
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 Technical Operations group is responsible for creating our drugs for use in clinical trials and for scaling production of those drugs for the commercial market. These engineers, technicians, scientists and support staff build and maintain BioMarin’s cutting-edge manufacturing processes and sites, provide quality assurance and quality control to ensure we meet regulatory standards, and procure the needed goods and services to support manufacturing and coordinating the worldwide movement of our drugs to patients. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives. 

Duties


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The Quality Control Microbiology, Environmental Monitoring, Analyst I under direct supervision, is responsible for performing microbiological, biochemical, and chemical evaluations of the manufacturing facilities, utilities, and equipment. With experience they would perform as a back-up for QC In-process and QC Microbial ID testing.

Under direct supervision, the incumbent will be primarily responsible for performing environmental monitoring sampling and testing of the facilities, equipment, and utilities under cGMP guidelines. In addition they will be responsible for performing biochemical and microbiological assays of samples under cGMP and GLP guidelines. Work assignments will encompass activities from routine to semi-routine in nature with the ability to recognize deviations from accepted limits and practices. The incumbent will be responsible for completing assignments in a timely manner, for assisting with troubleshooting, assisting with data trending, and for follow-up on any testing issues or excursions. Good record keeping, organizational, written and verbal communication skills are essential. Functional activities could include: supporting process validation studies, contributing to investigations, method validations, assay method/procedure development, reagent preparation, in-process microbiological and analytical testing, growth promotion of media, and microbiological identification testing. The position requires knowledge of, but is not limited to, aseptic technique, microbial challenge studies, bioburden determination, microbiological method validation, endotoxin, protein, activity, TOC, and other similar analysis methods. The incumbent must be willing to work second shift, overtime, weekends, and holidays as required.

Schedule will require all working hours: Sun-Thurs or Tues-Saturday

Skills


Skills

  • QC cGMP experience beneficial. • Experience in quality control practices, current Good Manufacturing Practices or Good Laboratory Practices. • Demonstrated working knowledge related to specific functional activities. • Ability to perform most tasks with supervision. • Computer literacy is required. • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel required; experience with Access and PowerPoint a plus. • Must have excellent record keeping, written and verbal skills. • Experienced with microbiological methodologies and a variety of analytical instrumentation; capable of troubleshooting assays. Efficient in scheduling and facilitating the execution of routine and non-routine testing.

Education


.Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts in a Biological or Biochemical Science with at least 0-2 years of relevant laboratory experience or Associates of Science with at least 4 years of relevant laboratory experience.

Skills and Experience


The Skills and Experience match parameters for the candidate are parsed from the Duties, Skills, and Education.


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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We treat rare diseases, and that gives us rare opportunities. Chris Brodeur, Director, Corporate Compliance
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