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Research Associate 1/2 in Vivo Science

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.

BioMarin’s Research & Development group is responsible for everything from research and discovery to post-market clinical development. Research & 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. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.


Full Time Research Associate1/2 position to join a collaborative team performing comprehensive in vivo model development for cardiac disease.Position will report to team scientist.  Responsibilities include performing mouse health checks, colony maintenance and organization,in vivo dosing (ip,iv,sc, po), in- life blood collection via several routes, tissue perfusion & necropsy collection,  and assisting with in vivo and ex vivocardiovascular protocols. Position would also help to coordinate, organize and prepare for in vivo studies. The ideal candidate has a desire to grow into and beyond this role by advancing their skillset to perform cardiac procedures independently.


Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or closely related field is preferred. Mouse and/or rat handling skills are critical. At least 2 years of hands on experience in rodent maintenance and in vivo lab work is desired. Ability to recognize and adhere to IACUC standards of in vivo research is essential. The ability to work both independently and in a collaborative cross functional team to accomplish shared goals is crucial. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel for colony inventory and record keeping is critical.Experience with electronic laboratory notebooks is a plus. Candidates with experience or background in cardiac physiologyor cardiovascular methods will be prioritized. Experience with Lab Chart software, and statistical software (eg. Prism or Sigma Stat) is desired but can be taught.

Research Associate 1:

Bachelor’s degree and at least 2 years of relevant experience or minimal experience with Masters

Research Associate 2:

Bachelor’s degree and at least 4 years of experience; Master’s degree with at least 2 years of relevant experience

Full time onsite reporting to BioMarin’s in vivo lab space at the Buck Institute in Novato CA, but relocation to company owned, brand new vivarium in Petaluma CA  projected for mid-2022.

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.

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