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Intern, Neuroscience Analytical Pathology

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.
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 Neuroscience Analytical Pathology team within Research uses histological techniques to evaluate disease pathogenesis and therapeutic efficacy for a variety of pre-clinical and developmental projects with a strong focus on neurobiology. This position is for a highly motivated, detail-oriented individual committed to providing quality laboratory results in a timely and efficient manner.
The Intern within the Neuroscience Analytical Pathology group will provide scientific and technical support for running histological assays, assisting with whole slide imaging, and reviewing and quality checking results. The Neuroscience Analytical Pathology lab at BioMarin is a state-of-the art lab equipped with novel technologies and automated platforms and develops techniques primarily for discovery research using both standard and internally developed methodologies.
Required Skills:
  • Knowledge of immunohistochemistry (IHC) and/or immunofluorescence (IF) techniques
  • Experience using microscopes.
  • Strong interest in neuroscience and neurobiology.
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.
  • Basic computer and organizational skills.
Desired Skills:
  • Experience of immunohistochemistry (IHC) and/or immunofluorescence (IF) techniques
  • Knowledge of neuroanatomy
  • Image quantification and analysis
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in neuroscience, neurobiology, or other neuro-related degree.
  • Focus on a career in neuroscience research and microscopy-based technologies.
  • 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.
In the U.S., the hiring range for this position is $ 21.00 to $ 25.00 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.
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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