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Associate, Manufacturing

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. 

BioMarin’s Novato Manufacturing operations produce gene therapy solutions using insect cell culture processes and multiple column purification systems, tangential flow filtration, and centrifugation. Under direction of the Supervisor, the Manufacturing Associate will be responsible for job functions that support activities for upstream and downstream manufacturing. The Associate is responsible for working on a shift with 6 – 10 peers with responsibilities of preparing large scale solutions (buffers and media), managing raw material inventory, operating process equipment in Upstream or Downstream areas while supporting daily operations as required for two 2 commercial facilities while ensuring compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations (cGMP), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), product licenses, corporate policies and safety practices. The position will require shift work and potential including weekends, off hours and holidays.


· Operate large scale bioprocess equipment for the cell culture and purification processing

· Perform all aspects of processing with a broad understanding of science, compliance and technical aspect

· Display competency with process equipment and automated control systems

· Perform cleaning and sterilization of parts and equipment used with manufacturing process


· Bachelor’s degree in science related area or engineering or Associate’s degree in science related area or Biotech certificate with 2+ years of experience in a biotech manufacturing environment or other regulated industry


· Broad  knowledge of biotech manufacturing process and equipment including cell culture, depth and tangential flow filtration, column chromatography, centrifugation and formulation

· Ability to understand, apply, and evaluate basic chemistry, biology and scientific principles as appropriate for the position

· Proficiency with compliance; adherence to standard operating procedures, batch record, good documentation practices and  data capture


· Consists of strenuous, repetitive work. The following list of physical movements maybe used on a daily basis: bending, reaching, climbing stairs and ladders, kneeling and making numerous equipment connections using hands.

· Independently have the ability to regularly lift, dispense, push and/or pull items with an average weight of 25 pounds.

· May require work around loud equipment.

· The use of personal protective equipment will be required.

· Requires various shift based work and off hours 

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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