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Sr. Analyst, QC

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
Novato, California
Start date
Sep 22, 2022

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Quality, Quality Control
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Biotech Bay
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Who We Are

For more than two decades, going our own way has led to countless breakthroughs, bettering the lives of those suffering from rare genetic disease. In 1997 we were founded to make a big difference in small patient populations. Now we seek to make an even greater impact by applying the same science-driven, patient-forward approach that propelled our last 25 years of drug development to larger genetic disorders, as well as genetic subsets of more common conditions. Through our unparalleled expertise in genetics and molecular biology, we will continue to develop targeted therapies that address the root cause of the conditions we seek to treat. Applying our knowledge to make a transformative impact is not just a calling, but an obligation to those who will benefit most. The end goal has always been better lives and now we can reach more.

And the more people we reach, the more our impact can grow. We transform lives through genetic discovery.

Our Culture

Our desire to make a positive impact on our patients extends to our employees and BioMarin is committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every person feels seen, valued, and heard – so employees can thrive in all areas of their lives, in and outside of work. We seek to provide an open, flexible, and friendly work environment to empower people and to provide them with the ability to develop their long-term careers. Ultimately, we want to be an organization where people enjoy coming to work and take pride in our efforts to help patients.

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 QC Analytical Technologies Senior Analyst role is responsible for laboratory work in support of studies throughout the lifecycles of pharmaceutical drug substances and drug products in a cGMP environment. The role is responsible for providing support to activities related to sample and/or lab equipment management, ordering supplies and maintaining inventory. This role is responsible for supporting analytical method development, assisting with troubleshooting work, executing validation and transfer protocols, supporting the writing and reviewing of protocols and reports, supporting training to site QC, Contract Test Labs, and In Country Testing Labs in new techniques and methods and when necessary providing support in the preparation of regulatory submission documents. This role may include overtime and shift work. Job title may be flexible dependent on candidate’s experience. 

• Adhere and follow cGMPs guidelines and procedures. Escalate non-compliance concerns to management.
• Monitor lab equipment for Calibration needs, monitoring and tracking of issues related to instrumentation.
• Support the scheduled testing by ensuring the required reagents and glassware are stocked appropriately.
• Maintain the laboratory in an inspection-ready state
• Perform Analytical testing incl: HPLC/UPLC, capillary electrophoresis, cIEF, SDS Gels, UV Spectrophotometry, plate-based assays including ELISAs and cell-based Bioassays, PCR, etc.
• Testing of in-process samples, finished product, non-routine samples, packaging and stability, etc. in a cGMP environment.
• Assist with preparation of protocols, summaries, and reports-often for direct submission to pharmaceutical regulatory agencies
• Assist with development, optimization, validation and troubleshooting of analytical test methods
• Act as technical resource (SME) and train other analysts in areas of expertise
• Evaluate results against defined acceptance criteria
• Conduct and document laboratory investigations and deviations to completion
• Support sample and record management for testing within the group and at CRO/CTO’s
• Manage shipment of materials and samples to other BioMarin sites, CRO/CTO’s, or to in-country testing labs
• Interact directly with regulatory agency inspectors during audits
• Interface with other BioMarin departments (Manufacturing, Quality Assurance, Facilities, etc.) and contractors as necessary
• Other duties as assigned

• BA/BS in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or a related field (with 2 - 8 years professional experience)
• MS in Molecular Biology, Genetics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or a related field (with 1 - 5 years professional experience).
• The optimal candidate will have both HPLC and cell based experience and cGMP quality control experience preferred.
• Experience with platforms such as Empower, ChemStation, LabWare LIMS, SpectraMax, and Veeva preferred.
• Experience with HPLC, Ultra-High Pressure Liquid Chromatography, Capillary Gel Electrophoresis, Multi-Angle Light Scattering, Gel Electrophoresis, and SDS-Page.

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.
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