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Research Associate

Company: BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
Location: Novato
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Job Description:

Are you looking for a great career with a company that is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases?

BioMarin is hiring for a Research Associate to join their team in Novato, CA! Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients' lives. The successful candidate will work both independently and as part of a team focusing on optimizing production of recombinant viral vectors for the company's gene therapy programs.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Buffer and media preparation
Cell line maintenance, expansion, transfection
Production, harvest, and purification of viral material
Perform associated analytical assays
Diligently document the results
Maintenance of laboratory equipment
Flexibility in a fast-paced, changing environment; be willing to accept responsibilities outside of the initial job description
Handle multiple tasks efficiently
Closely interact with other team members; develop internal and external collaborations
Present results and conclusions in group and department meetings; write reports

Requirements:
Good working knowledge of chemistry and biochemistry principles
Aseptic culturing technique
Hands-on experience in suspension or adherent cells culturing
Critical thinking, data analysis and interpretation skills
Good interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Desired:
Experience with mammalian cell cultures, metabolite measurement, cell count and viability measurements
Working knowledge of rAAV production process, transfection
Experience with any of the following analytical techniques: flow cytometry, ddPCR/qPCR, Western Blotting, ELISA, Bio-Layer Interferometry (Octet), total protein assay, cell based assays.
Knowledge of Ambr bioreactor operation is a plus
Knowledge of JMP software and Design of Experiments principles is a plus

EDUCATION
Minimum: Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or in a related field with 2+ years of experience in a cell culture laboratory.

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.

Keywords: BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., Novato , Research Associate, Other , Novato, California

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