Administrative Assistant

Location:  Novato, California Category: Administrative Support 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.

By providing a foundation for all operations company wide, BioMarin’s General and Administrative teams support our mission of providing first and best in class therapeutics to patients who live with rare diseases. Our teams include groups such as finance, legal, human resources, corporate compliance and ethics, and information technology. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on patients’ lives.


• Coordinate department team meetings and events

• Prepare and distribute agendas and meeting minutes

• Assist with maintaining action trackers and action item closure 
• Maintain and manage department activities
• Manage calendars for department leads – scheduling and coordinating meetings and conference rooms
• Support updating and maintenance department website

Manage general department communication

• Manage logistics (conference room, attendance, refreshments) for team meetings and training
• Arrange travel, social activities and manage expense reports
• Support training coordination

• Prepare and distribute training and meetings handouts 
• Organize, maintain and control of department files including potentially confidential data
Support staff recruiting and onboarding process 


• Experience with Microsoft Suite (focus on Power Point, Excel and Word)

• Experience with meeting and training session coordination.
• Experience in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry is preferred.

• 2 to 5 years adminstrative experience


• Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.


Skills and Experience

The Skills and Experience match parameters for the candidate are parsed from the Duties, Skills, and Education.

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.