Research Associate I

San Rafael, California
Jun 15, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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. 


    • AAV vector production (insect and mammalian)
    • Bioreactor experience a plus
    • Bacmid/rBV prep
    • Document procedures and results.
    • Present results in group meetings
    • Familiar with AAV characterization, ddPCR titer, Octet, Cp Elisa, Alkaline gel



    • Flexibility, willingness to accept new responsibilities.
    • Handle and prioritize multiple tasks efficiently in a fast-paced environment, be highly organized.
    • Be diligent and detail-oriented.
    • Interact with team members in a constructive and proactive manner.



    • Culture of adherent and suspension cell lines, aseptic technique, media and reagents preparation
    • Small scale AAV production
    • Documentation skills
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and data analysis in Excel.


    • Bioreactor Experience.
    • Analytical assays:  ddPCR, ELISA, electrophoresis, Western blots, Octet
    • Hands-on experience with AAV vectors.
    • Monitoring of cell culture analytes, Flex,


Degree in biological sciences or a related field. Bachelor’s degree with 4 years of experience, or Master’s degree with 2 years of experience

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.