Intern, Pharmacology and Toxicology

Location:  San Rafael, California Category: Research Employment Category: Fulltime-Temporary


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 Research & Development group is responsible for everything from research and discovery to post-market clinical development. Research & Development involves all bench and clinical research and the associated groups that support those endeavors. Our teams work on developing first-in-class and best-in-class therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with rare diseases. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives. 


The BioMarin Summer Internship Program will enable students to gain valuable experience and knowledge of the processes and systems within BioMarin, while gaining an insight into the pharmaceutical/biotech industry.


The Pharmacology and Toxicology Department at BioMarin is seeking an intern to provide support for the ongoing development of BioMarin’s novel drug candidates. This individual will serve to support ongoing regulatory filings- including data analysis and quality control. The candidate will also provide support for ongoing nonclinical studies with academic collaborators- including communication with outside collaborators, data analysis, and authorship of a final report.

The successful candidate will have a scientific background and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. The candidate should also be detail oriented and be able to multi-task to work across multiple programs. The candidate will interact with collaborators and scientists within and outside of the company to facilitate data analysis, appropriate interpretation of data, and quality control for nonclinical studies.



  • Graduate student pursuing a Masters or PhD in Pharmacology, Toxicology or related field
  • Ability to manage and analyze scientific data (Excel, GraphPad Prism, SigmaPlot)
  • Basic understanding of drug development preferable
  • Experience authoring scientific manuscripts
  • Strong scientific and critical thinking skills
  • Strong organization and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Strong time management skills and dependability with exceptional attention to detail
  • Student must be returning to school in the Fall Term OR has graduated within the 1 year of the start of the intern program
  • Must be available to work 40 hours a week
  • Housing and Transportation is responsibility of the Intern


Benefits of a BioMarin Internship:


  • Apply skills and knowledge learned in the classroom to on-the-job experiences
  • Gain an understanding of drug development and regulatory interactions
  • Comprehensive, value-added project(s)
  • Work in teams and with colleagues in a professional environment
  • Develop technical skills specific to your major
  • Provides opportunities for professional development by building relationships and learning about other parts of the business
  • Weekly lunch seminar series with Executive Staff
  • End of summer poster presentation to the BioMarin Community

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.