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Research Associate 1

Company: BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
Location: Novato
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Title: RA1 or RA2, Cell Culture Process Development Employee Type: FTELocation: United States - Novato, California SUMMARY:The Cell Culture Process Development department at BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. is seeking to fill a full-time position for a Research Associate in upstream research and development. 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 reportsEXPERIENCERequired:
    • 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 PowerPointDesired:
      • 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 EDUCATIONMinimum: Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or in a related field with 2+ years of experience in a cell culture laboratory.Preferred: Bachelor's degree with 4+ years or Master's degree with 2+ years of experience in industrial research and development.

Keywords: BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc., Novato , Research Associate 1, Other , Novato, California

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