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SRAI, Tech Ops

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
Novato, California
Start date
May 27, 2023

Job Details

The selected candidate will work in the Analytical Sciences group to assist in the advancement of BioMarin’s therapeutics for clinical evaluation and commercialization. The candidate will be responsible for assay development, assay qualification, and characterization testing using routine and non-routine analytical methods. The candidate will apply problem solving techniques to maintain accurate results, promote improvements, and assure a safe, stable, on-target operation with the Laboratory. The selected candidate should possess excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills and be a self-starter willing to work efficiently and collaboratively in a dynamic environment.


Primary responsibility is to support the Routine Testing group within Analytical Sciences .

  • Perform analytical assays for samples within the purview of Routine testing group. including immunoassays, cell-based bioassays, ELISA, chromatography, PCR, and capillary electrophoresis.
  • Troubleshoot assay methods and suggest remedies for problems or improvements to the methods.
  • Perform peer review of data in electronic lab notebook
  • Identify opportunities for improvement in methods and lab techniques
  • Support analytical testing of drug substance, drug product, etc. In support of process development, release, and/or stability, according to laboratory procedures, report completion, data entry and other activities.
  • Assist in planning and execution of relevant experiments to support development and qualification of analytical assays for gene therapy agents and biologics.
  • Oversee supply and equipment inventory to maintain optimal supply levels and ensure equipment repairs and preventative maintenance occur in a timely manner.


Required Skills:

  • In-depth technical understanding of all aspects of analytical testing, GxP requirements, qualifications and transfers.
  • Ability to independently troubleshoot issues, ideate and develop insights to technical challenges and propose solutions to solve them.
  • Demonstrates attention-to-detail and “right-the-first-time’ approach
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex information. Be able to present data/ideas to functional and cross-functional teams
  • Ability to influence others effectively and develop collaborative relationships with partner teamsFamiliar with use of statistical data systems, electronic document management and laboratory information management.
  • Ability to effectively analyze complex problems and present results effectively within and beyond the department
  • Ability to flexibly adapt to changing business needs and meet timelines.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to effectively multi-task and prioritize.
Desired Skills:
  • Experience in method development, qualification, and transfer to/from other laboratories such as development, quality control.
  • Knowledge of biopharmaceutical process development is a plus.
  • Must have a basic understanding of AAV-based products and working knowledge of lot release and stability requirements (specifications, stability protocols, laboratory investigation processes, etc.) .
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture is a plus
  • Experience with automation is a plus
  • Experience working in a cross-functional environment.
  • Good understanding of root cause analysis methodology.
  • Primarily a laboratory position; contact with chemicals is part of the job.  The role is fully onsite (5 days a week, 8 hour days) with occasional evening or weekend work required. The employee will be trained to use common lab equipment and minimize exposure to hazards.   Desktop or laptop computer work is also a major component of the job.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or a related field with 6+ years of experience in a Biologics or Pharmaceutical environment.
  • Master’s Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or a related field with 4+ years of experience in a Biologics or Pharmaceutical environment.

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. 


BioMarin is a global biotechnology company dedicated to transforming lives through genetic discovery. In 1997, the company was founded to make a big difference in small patient populations, focusing on giving much-needed attention to the underserved communities of those with rare diseases. BioMarin sought to help patients whose voices could not always be heard and treat conditions that were not always in mainstream medical conversations. Throughout its history, BioMarin has worked tirelessly to make a difference by pursuing bold science. The company’s first approved therapy was inspired by a father who refused to accept there was no therapy for his son’s rare diagnosis. That relentless pursuit to change the course of his son’s future through the power of science is at the core of who BioMarin is today.

Through the company’s expertise in genetics and molecular biology, BioMarin has developed eight first or best-in-class targeted therapies that address the root cause of the conditions it seeks to treat, helping to better the lives of those struggling with rare genetic disease. The company’s purposeful and scientifically precise team of physicians and scientists has honed each treatment modality to seek transformative therapies.

Now, BioMarin seeks to make an even greater impact by applying the same science-driven, patient-forward approach that propelled the last 25 plus years of drug development to larger genetic disorders, as well as genetic subsets of more common conditions. Each drug candidate pursued is guided by a fundamental understanding of the genetics and underlying biology of the condition it will address. The company believes that applying its knowledge to make a transformative impact is not just a calling, but an obligation to those who will benefit most. The more innovative solutions developed, the more lives BioMarin can impact.

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