QC Associate II

Novato, California
May 06, 2022
Quality, Quality Control
Biotech Bay
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 Technical Operations group is responsible for creating our drugs for use in clinical trials and for scaling production of those drugs for the commercial market. These engineers, technicians, scientists and support staff build and maintain BioMarin’s cutting-edge manufacturing processes and sites, provide quality assurance and quality control to ensure we meet regulatory standards, and procure the needed goods and services to support manufacturing and coordinating the worldwide movement of our drugs to patients. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.

The Associate II is accountable for maintaining all aspects of QCPM laboratory support activities. They must be able to interpret results against defined criteria and apply a degree of critical thinking as a subject matter expert (SME). He/she must demonstrate an ability to compare a wide range of data sources against trend reports and contribute to proactive troubleshooting of issues and/or atypical results. In addition, the candidate should be detail-oriented, exhibit effective time management and communication skills, and be able to work in a team-oriented culture of open feedback. The candidate should also be able to anticipate and implement solutions that actively prevent and/or remove obstacles related to ongoing issues and allow for continuous improvement. Key issues in all work assignments must be identified regardless of complexity. The chosen candidate is expected to follow and be proficient in knowledge and theory behind SOPs, understand the rationale behind requirements, apply consistent critical thinking skills to routine and non-routine work, and facilitate decision-making forums that involve suitable SMEs. He/she should possess the ability to independently recognize, initiate, and investigate any deviations from procedures, and be versed in fully supporting reasoning for conclusions. Information must be appropriately communicated and escalated to proper audiences. Attendance at team meetings with some facilitation of discussions is essential, providing focus and accounting for the impact of department initiatives to the greater organization. The chosen candidate will be proactive and invested in his/her role and engage with colleagues to foster mutual respect and ensure the collective team environment carries an overall positive and productive atmosphere.

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.