Intern, Clinical Pharmacology at BioMarin
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Intern, Clinical Pharmacology

Location San Rafael, California Workstyle Open to Hybrid

Who We Are

For more than two decades, going our own way has led to countless breakthroughs, bettering the lives of those suffering from rare genetic disease. In 1997 we were founded to make a big difference in small patient populations. Now we seek to make an even greater impact by applying the same science-driven, patient-forward approach that propelled our last 25 years of drug development to larger genetic disorders, as well as genetic subsets of more common conditions. Through our unparalleled expertise in genetics and molecular biology, we will continue to develop targeted therapies that address the root cause of the conditions we seek to treat. Applying our knowledge to make a transformative impact is not just a calling, but an obligation to those who will benefit most. The end goal has always been better lives and now we can reach more.

And the more people we reach, the more our impact can grow. We transform lives through genetic discovery.

Our Culture

Our desire to make a positive impact on our patients extends to our employees and BioMarin is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every person feels seen, valued, and heard – so employees can thrive in all areas of their lives, in and outside of work. We seek to provide an open, flexible, and friendly work environment to empower people and to provide them with the ability to develop their long-term careers. Ultimately, we want to be an organization where people enjoy coming to work and take pride in our efforts to help patients.


The BioMarin Summer Internship Program will enable students to gain valuable experience and knowledge of the processes and systems within BioMarin, while gaining an insight into the pharmaceutical/biotech industry.

The Clinical Pharmacology group is responsible for the design, execution, interpretation, and reporting of nonclinical and clinical pharmacology aspects of BioMarin’s development and commercial pipeline. This includes the assessment of PK/PD relationships of small molecule, biologic and gene therapy drug candidates that are situated throughout all stages of development (Phase 0-IV).  Team members are responsible for the planning, implementation, and organization of regulatory filings along with presentation of clinical pharmacology data to internal cross-functional teams, external collaborators, US and ex-US regulatory authorities and the scientific community.    


The Clinical Pharmacology Intern will be responsible for the design, analysis, interpretation, and reporting of PK/PD studies in support of molecules in nonclinical and clinical development.  This individual will work with Clinical Pharmacology leaders on projects and provide support in designing the Clinical Pharmacology strategy with an emphasis on dose and regimen selection.  The assignment will be related to core clinical pharmacology activities with specific tasks targeted to answer key development questions and achieve short-term goals for the department. The assignment will span a period of 10-12 weeks concluded with an internal presentation of results of project to leadership & publish the findings at a scientific conference.

Required Skills:

  • Strong training in PK/PD analyses with a preference for population-based modeling and simulation
  • Extensive hands-on experience with non-compartmental and compartmental PK/PD analysis software
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in clinical/nonclinical PK/PD study design, implementation, and interpretation
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment and with different leadership styles


  • Graduate level student with a strong interest in Clinical Pharmacology, Pharmacokinetics, PK/PD Modeling and Simulation
  • Student must be returning to school in the Fall Term OR has graduated within the 1 year of the start of the program
  • Must be available to work 40 hours a week
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship

Benefits of a BioMarin Internship:

  • Apply skills and knowledge learned in the classroom to on-the-job experiences
  • Comprehensive, value-added project(s)
  • Work in teams and with colleagues in a professional environment.
  • Develop skills specific to your major.
  • Opportunities for professional development by building relationships and learning about other parts of the business.
  • Weekly Speaker Seminar Series with Executive Staff.

In the U.S., the hiring range for this position is $ 21.00 to $ 30.00 per hour. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors.

PLEASE NOTE: Absent a Medical or Religious reason that prohibits vaccinations, all our incoming employees must be vaccinated for COVID-19.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

In the U.S., the salary range for this position is $ 0 to $ 0 per year, which factors in various geographic regions. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate’s geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors. A discretionary bonus and/or long-term incentive units may be provided as part of the compensation package, in addition to the full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits, dependent on the level and position offered.

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