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Intern, Cytometry Core

Location San Rafael, California Workstyle Onsite Only
Who We Are

From research and discovery to post-market clinical development, our WWRD engine involves all bench and clinical research and the associated groups that support those endeavors. Our teams work on developing first-in-class and best-in-class therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with genetic diseases
SUMMARY:
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.
BioMarin’s Research & Early Development (RED) group is responsible for everything from research and discovery to post-market clinical development. Research & Early Development involves all bench and clinical research and the associated groups that support those endeavors. Our teams work on developing first-in-class and best-in-class therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with rare diseases.
The Center of Technology (CoTe) within RED are centralized laboratories that provides expert advice, service, training and open access to state-of-the-art flow cytometry, lab automation, and mass spectrometry technologies, as well as the procurement of rare biospecimens. We aspire to accelerate early research programs, generate breakthrough data, influence the course of clinical development, and enable scientific creativity across all of RED.
JOB DESCRIPTION/PROJECT:
The position will involve working with the Lead Scientist and Research Associates in the Cytometry Core within the Center of Technology.
Skills the Intern, Cytometry Core will gain:
  • Knowledge of how flow cytometry and cell sorting are used in a biotechnology environment to support research, bioanalysis, and clinical work
  • Knowledge in how to operate a flow cytometer and sorter
  • Training in a typical flow cytometry assay including complex options for data analysis
  • Experience in a Shared Resource Laboratory (SRL or Core Lab) touching many parts of the drug discovery process
Position is designed to function onsite only, lab time will be required 5 days a week.
Required Coursework:
  • Molecular Biology and Molecular Biology Laboratory or equivalent courses
  • Cell Biology or Molecular Immunology or equivalent courses
  • Cell Biology Laboratory or Molecular Immunology Laboratory or equivalent courses
Desired Skills:
  • Experience with common biochemistry and molecular biology techniques
  • Experience with sterile cell culture techniques
  • Comfort working and communicating in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary, collaborative research environment
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to accurately complete detailed work
Qualifications/Eligibility:
  • Undergraduate student in their 3rd or 4th year or Masters student majoring in biochemistry, cell biology or equivalent, with an interest in a laboratory career preferred
  • 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 full-time, 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.
In the U.S., the salary range for this position is $ 24.00 to $ 30.00 per hour, 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.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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