Technical Scientist / Sr. RA II, BioAnalytical Research & Development, Assay Development & Optimization (Cell Based Assays - ELISA / ECLA) - San Rafael, CA | Biospace
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Technical Scientist / Sr. RA II, BioAnalytical Research & Development, Assay Development & Optimization (Cell Based Assays - ELISA / ECLA)

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.

San Rafael, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time, Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Bioanalytical, Development, Research,

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.


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 Technical Scientist independently plans, performs and manages activities required for assay development while exercising significant technical discretion. The Technical Scientist will participate in testing and reporting bioanalytical results for research projects. The Technical Scientist 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 (MSD or similar), cell-based assays, Elispot, enzyme activity analysis, qPCR, and chromatography.

Perform a variety of bioanalytical 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.


Required: At least 10 years of experience in a laboratory, research laboratory, or biotechnology company working with immunoassays, cell-based assays, chromatography, or other quantitative or qualititative biological or biochemical analytical methods.

Preferred: Experience with GLP or GMP documentation, excellent writing and verbal communications skills.

Bachelor's degree in biology, biochemistry or related field with at least 10 years of experience (or Master's degree with at least 8 years experience).



***This role is based in San Rafael, Ca.  It requires individuals to be onsite.