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Research Associate I (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. 


    • Provide technical support for ongoing manufacturing downstream processes.

    •  Responsible for providing manufacturing with critical information necessary for maintaining consistent product supply, now and in the future.

    •  Participate in monitoring production processes.

    •  Participate in the diagnosis and resolution of production problems.

    •  Establish and maintain scaled-down models of down stream production processes.

    •  Test the feasibility of new manufacturing processes.

    •  Participate in the execution of small-scale validation studies. 


    • Technical proficiency that enables effective execution of well-defined experiments.  

    •  Ability to follow procedures rigorously.  

    •  Good verbal and written communications skills.  

    •  Basic computer skills.


    • Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry, Biology, Biochemical/Biological Engineering or other related scientific discipline with 0-2 years experience in process development or GMP manufacturing.   

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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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