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Administrative Assistant (Legal) (TEMPORARY)

Location San Rafael, 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.

By providing a foundation for all operations company wide, BioMarin’s General and Administrative teams support our mission of providing first and best in class therapeutics to patients who live with rare diseases. Our teams include groups such as finance, legal, human resources, corporate compliance and ethics, and information technology. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.


    • Input information quickly and accurately into legal system databases.

    • Timely complete final stage of contract process, including reviewing financial approvals tied to contracts, obtaining internal and external contract signatures,  closing out workspaces in the Legal contract management system, and properly filing executed contracts in the contract repository system.

    • Organize and maintain Legal Department contracts and files (both electronic and paper).

    • Organize and schedule department meetings and events, send out invitations, order meals, and make other arrangements as necessary.

    • Draft and distribute correspondence using email, fax, and FedEx.

    • Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports.

    • Handle internal and external requests and queries in a professional manner.

    • Provide backup for other Administrative Assistants when they are on meal breaks or not working.

    • Assist with attorney or Legal department administrative tasks including drafting, revising, finalizing documents including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


    • Minimum of 2-4 years of experience providing administrative and clerical support.

    • Strong written and verbal communication skills required.

    • Strong analytical skills required.

    • Strong computer skills in database management and documentation preparation (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) required.

    • Excellent organization skills and attention to detail required.

    • Must be able to handle and prioritize a heavy workload.

    • Must be able to multi-task.

    • Must be able to handle and maintain confidential information.

    • Must be self-motivated and able to work independently, yet be a team player willing to volunteer for tasks when needed for the betterment of the team.

    • Must be regularly available between the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm.

    • Must have a strong work ethic.

    • Experience within biotech/pharmaceutical industry or other contract-intensive fields a plus.

    • Experience with Ariba, SpringCM, Livelink or other contracts and records management systems a plus.

    • Experience in paralegal services, contracts administration, or other relevant legal experience is a plus.


Bachelor of Arts.

Skills and Experience

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