Scientific Manager, Translational Biology - San Rafael, CA | Biospace
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Scientific Manager, Translational Biology

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.

San Rafael, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Biology, Manager, Scientist, Translational,

Job Description

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 Development Sciences group is responsible for everything from research and discovery to post-market clinical development. Development Sciences 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.

Translational Biology is a dynamic, collegial, interactive group where teamwork, ingenuity, and scientific excellence are highly valued.  

We are seeking a broadly experienced Scientific Manager/Senior Research Associate who can design and perform rodent experiments in-house, can manage the scientific and operational aspects of outsourced in vivo studies and mouse colonies, and can aide in the management of the internal Animal Use Review Committee.

The successful candidate will:
•   Work with Translational Biology colleagues and BioMarin Research teams to identify key scientific questions for assigned projects, design in vivo experiments to answer these questions, either in-house or via collaboration with CROs or University groups, carry out these experiments, and analyze and report the results.  
•   Collaborate with various internal legal and business groups to complete necessary processes to establish contracts and ensure payments.
•   Help to establish and manage a corporate animal use review process
•   Occasionally visit external sites to evaluate potential, promote and encourage inter-institutional collaboration, and ensure adherence to proper experimental procedures.


Required Skills:
•   Be able to easily work on several projects simultaneously.
•   Have excellent communication skills in the English language.
•   Be highly collaborative in nature.
•   Be able to work toward established goals without daily supervision.
•   Excel at organizing and tracking.
•   Have proven proficiency in designing and conducting mouse studies
•   Have proven proficiency in managing in vivo studies via external collaboration

•   BA/BS/MA/MS with 10+ years experience performing in vivo experiments, both hands-on and via external collaborations

•   A car, and the ability to drive it, is required.

Department colleagues, vivarium staff, project teams, contracting and accounts payable personnel, and scientific and operational representatives from external institutions