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Sr. Associate, Manufacturing

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
Novato, California
Start date
May 30, 2024

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BioMarin is the world leader in delivering therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases. We target diseases that lack effective therapies and affect relatively small numbers of patients, many of whom are children. These conditions are often inherited, difficult to diagnose, progressively debilitating and have few, if any, treatment options. BioMarin will continue to focus on advancing therapies that are the first or best of their kind.

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.BioMarin’s Novato commercial manufacturing operations produce recombinant enzyme replacement proteins using perfusion/fermentation-based mammalian cell culture processes and multiple column purification systems. Under direction of the Supervisor, the Manufacturing Associate/Sr. Associate will be responsible for job functions that support activities for commercial manufacturing. The Associate/Sr. Associate is responsible for working on a shift with 6 – 10 peers with responsibilities of preparing large scale solutions (buffers and media), managing raw material inventory, and operating process equipment in Upstream or Downstream areas while supporting daily operations.  Additional responsibilities include ensuring compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations (cGMP), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), product licenses, corporate policies, and safety practices. The position will require shift work including weekends, off hours and holidays.RESPONSIBILITIES 
  • Operate large scale bioprocess equipment for the Cell Culture, Purification, or Buffer and Media processing 
  • Perform all aspects of processing with a broad understanding of science, compliance, and technical aspect 
  • Display competency with process equipment and automated control systems 
  • Perform cleaning and sterilization of parts and equipment used with manufacturing process 
  • Knowledge of biotech manufacturing process and equipment including cell culture, depth and tangential flow filtration, column chromatography, protein purification and formulation and/or buffer and media operations. 
  • Ability to understand, apply, and evaluate basic chemistry, biology, and scientific principles as appropriate for the position 
  • Proficiency with compliance; adherence to standard operating procedures, batch record, good documentation practices and data capturing 
  • Strong communication skills—verbal and write
  • Ability to work in a team environment which includes good conflict resolution and collaboration
  • Displays good initiative to identify areas for improvement and implement solutions
  • Bachelor’s degree in science related area or engineering or associate degree in science related area or Biotech certificate with 2+ years of experience in a biotech manufacturing environment or other regulated industry 
  • Consists of strenuous, repetitive work. The following list of physical movements maybe used daily: bending, reaching, climbing stairs and ladders, kneeling and making numerous equipment connections using hands and tools. 
  • Independently can regularly lift, dispense, push and/or pull items with an average weight of 25 pounds. 
  • May require work around loud equipment. 
  • The use of personal protective equipment will be required. 
  • Requires various shift based work and off hours 

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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