Intern, Bioanalytical Sciences

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 Department of BioAnalytical Sciences is seeking a summer intern with practical and theoretical experience in molecular biology techniques, including gel electrophoresis, PCR, and digital PCR, to work on analysis of PCR products produced in various molecular assays. The candidate should have laboratory experience with these techniques, an orientation towards safe laboratory conduct, and enthusiasm for rapid learning. The BioAnalytical Sciences department develops analytical methods for detection of drug, antibodies to protein therapeutics, and biomarkers in biological matrices from non-human and human subjects to support projects through multiple stages of development. The intern will investigate the technologies that may be used in future assays.


  • Engaged in study in a scientific field
  • Performing laboratory experiments that provide clear data-based answers
  • Compliance with the laboratory safety procedures
  • Good laboratory and team citizenship
  • ddPCR and qPCR based quantitation of nucleic acids
  • Qualitative assessment of DNA samples
  • Learning and performing other laboratory skills as necessary
  • Excellent record keeping abilities and accurate documentation of experiments in ELN
  • Clear and complete presentation of data in 1:1 and team meetings
  • Communicate and collaborate in a cross-functional team
  • 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
  • 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.