Sr. Research Associate II, BioAnalytical Research & Development - San Rafael, CA | Biospace
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Sr. Research Associate II, BioAnalytical Research & Development

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.

San Rafael, CA
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Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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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.
           BioAnalytical R&D (BARD) develops analytical methods for detection of drug, antibodies to protein therapeutics, and biomarkers in biological matrices from non-human and human subjects to support projects through multiple stages of development. The Senior Research Associate (SRA) independently plans, performs and manages activities required for assay development while exercising significant technical discretion. The SRA will participate in testing and reporting bioanalytical results for research projects. The SRA may present results to project teams through presentations, internal reports, or outside publications.         In consultation with scientists and project leads, independently develop a variety of analytical methods to detect drug, antibodies to protein therapeutics, and biomarkers in biological matrices. Techniques may include (but are not limited to) ELISA, ECLA, cell-based assays, flow cytometry, elispots, enzyme activity analysis, qPCR, and chromatography.        Perform a variety of assays as necessary in support of development projects.        Characterize selected assays for transfer to BioAnalytical Testing and participate in validations.        Analyze data, including basic statistical and graphical analysis, and present results, conclusions, and implications to supervisor, project team and Bioanalytical R&D.         May function as the primary Bioanalytical R&D interface to other departments regarding a designated project.        Develop new techniques, or brings in new technology from the outside, to enhance the analytical capabilities of the group.          Prepare SOPs, reports and documents such as characterization protocols, development reports, and testing results data reports.          Independently carry out the aforementioned task and plan, implement, and completes significant projects with minimal supervision.        Share responsibility for lab management duties.       Responsible for efficient and effective laboratory operations, the BioAnalytical R&D Senior Research Associate has a significant impact on the company's ability to reach project goals in a timely manner with respect to delivery of data to support preclinical and clinical studies critical to advancing programs through the development process.


Bachelor's degree;  preferably a master's degree in  in biology, biochemistry or related field



Required: at least 6 years of experience in a laboratory, research laboratory, or biotechnology company working with immunoassays, chromatography, or other quantitative biological or biochemical analytical methods.      Preferred: Experience with GLP or GMP documentation      Preferred: Excellent writing and verbal communications skills.         ~BIO