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Intern, Technical Development

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
Novato, California
Start date
Feb 13, 2024

Job Details


As an intern in the Downstream – Drug Substance Technology (ds-DST) team, the candidate will assist in planning and executing experiments that are tailored to suit the candidate’s abilities and experience level. Work will involve downstream purification process development of Gene Therapy products. The position requires the candidate to collaborate with scientists and communicate project results to diverse audiences. Candidate will have the opportunity to guide project/experiments based on data generated. Experience in writing and presenting scientific data is required. The position provides the opportunity to work in a high productivity drug development laboratory while at the same time gaining experience in planning, presenting and working as part of a larger team.


Required Skills:


·        Ability to follow protocols to perform experiments.

·        Experience with common biochemistry and molecular biology techniques

·        Strong data analysis skills

·        Organizational skills, attention to detail, self-motivation, teamwork, and dedication to quality in a high productivity setting.

·        Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal.

·        Proficient computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)



Desired Skills:

·        Relevant laboratory experience in research, biological sciences

·        Enthusiasm for science, laboratory work and drug discovery


·        Currently pursuing Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science such as Biochemistry, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry or a closely related field

·        Student must be returning to school in the Fall Term OR has graduated within the 1 year of the start of the program. 

·        Must be available to work 40 hours a week

·        Must be authorized to work in the United States without visa sponsorship

Benefits of a BioMarin Internship:


  • Apply skills and knowledge learned in the classroom to on-the-job experiences
  • Comprehensive, value-added project(s)
  • Work in teams and with colleagues in a professional environment.
  • Develop skills specific to your major.
  • Opportunities for professional development by building relationships and learning about other parts of the business.



In the U.S., the salary range for this position is $ 21.00 to $ 25.00 per hour, which factors in various geographic regions. The base pay actually offered will take into account internal equity and also may vary depending on the candidate's geographic region, job-related knowledge, skills, and experience among other factors.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Disabled

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


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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