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Quality Control Raw Materials Laboratory Technician (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. 


The QC Raw Materials (QCRM) Technician is responsible for supporting analytical data management within Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) guidelines, in support of manufacturing commercial and clinical operations.


Functional activities may include but not limited to maintaining test sample throughput and data management (data entry, test record reconciliation/archival, etc).

Employee is expected to follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), follow instructions in daily activities, and be able to recognize deviations from routine practices. Incumbent must accurately complete tasks on time to achieve lab goals, meanwhile limiting GMP / procedural errors, and be capable of accepting and incorporating feedback. Must also demonstrate the ability to both manage time and prioritize routine work effectively.

Communication of relevant information must be made to appropriate audiences, and attendance of necessary team meetings with some participation in discussions is essential. Employee must demonstrate good documentation skills. Employee should also be actively engaged, motivated, and organized in his/her role. Incumbent must exhibit frequent volunteerism as the work schedule flow permits and maintain a positive attitude.



    1. Assist in data entry of product samples using enterprise systems such as Labware LIMS, etc.

    1. Assist in test record generation, management, and archiving.

    1. Timely facilitation of incoming sample receipt, sample handling and accessioning flow.

    1. Assist in test record retrieval in support of Laboratory Investigation Reports (LIR) and/or Deviations.

    1. Timely facilitation of sample disposal through routine retain checks.

    1. Exhibit proactive communication upon occurrence of compliance risks and deviations from laboratory procedures.

    1. Attend team huddles and department meetings.

    1. May interact with other departments including, but not limited to, Manufacturing, Validation, Product Development, and Analytical Chemistry.

    1. Perform other responsibilities as deemed necessary.



    1. Associate in Science degree or high school diploma with 2 years general work experience.

    1. 0-2 years of relevant laboratory experience; QC specific experience is preferred.

    1. Familiar with quality management systems, current Good Manufacturing Practices, and QC principles.

    1. Must demonstrate close attention to detail.

    1. Demonstrate working knowledge with respect to trained functional activities.

    1. Good documentation, written and verbal communication skills are essential.

    1. Must possess the ability to perform most tasks under supervision.

    1. Computer literacy is required, proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel is essential, experience with Microsoft PowerPoint, Access, or Visio is desired.

  1. Must have a quality service attitude and focus.

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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