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Director or Associate Director, GCP Compliance (Clinical Audit)

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.


This leadership position is responsible for developing, executing and managing the GCP Compliance program at BioMarin.  It requires strong judgment skills and business acumen since the successful management of GCP Compliance will be achieved by building and maintaining strong relationships with multiple internal and external team members and cross functional groups.  This position will be also responsible for identifying regulatory compliance risks and related issues, both preventatively and as they occur, and works in partnership with the Development Sciences organization to develop the optimal resolution plan.    This individual is an active participant and key point of contact in project teams and sub-teams.

Strong knowledge of global GCP Regulations, and excellent communication and organizational skills are required. In order for the candidate to be successful in this position, the candidate must possess dynamic interpersonal and teamwork skills. 


Essential Functions:

  • Manage, develop, and train the GCP Compliance personnel. 
  • Ensure the integrity and quality of clinical data by overseeing all routine and directed; internal and external; domestic and international GCP audits and quality reviews. 
  • Promote continuous improvements in quality systems and department infrastructure.
  • Act as a subject matter expert and provide GCP guidance to internal departments for all phases of clinical development.
  • Report significant and/or serious ongoing quality deficiencies to senior/executive management; either by formal or informal presentations and corrective and preventive action plans.
  • Provide leadership and manage GCP regulatory inspections globally and oversee the development and tracking of GCP regulatory commitments.
  • Keep abreast of changes in regulations and enforcement action and make recommendations for changes to BioMarin’s policies and practices as needed.
  • Provide internal and external GCP training.


  • Contracts with vendors 
  • Travel requests
  • Budget
  • Expense reports and time cards


Minimum/Required: Bachelor’s (BS) or equivalent in Sciences.


  • 12+ years of experience in the Pharmaceutical or Biotechnology industry. 
  • Minimum of 5+ years supervisory/management experience with 8+ years actively participating in Clinical Quality Assurance or GCP Compliance.
  • Current knowledge of FDA, EU, MHRA, Canadian, ICH, and other international GCP regulatory requirements.
  • Ability to work within a team oriented environment.
  • Ability to identify, interpret and communicate business risks.
  • Ability to lead, coach and motivate a specialized compliance team.
  • Detail oriented, with excellent oral and written communication skills. 
  • Experience in developing, writing and implementing SOPs 


Performance of job requires specific training on manual and electronic systems as described in written Standard Operating Procedures. 

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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