Intern - Biostatistician

Location:  San Rafael, California Category: Clinical 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. 



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.



This summer intern in Biostatistics is an unique and excellent opportunity for graduate students to gain deep insight about the emerging popular area of clinical development and real world evidence (RWE) related statistical aspects in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry. This opportunity will also provide them with a full picture of the critical role and responsibility biostatisticians play in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry.


This summer intern will start by reviewing literatures on topics such as natural history (NH) studies, matching adjusted indirect treatment comparison (MAIC), and simulated treatment comparison (STC) methods which are widely used to generate real world evidence dossiers and support market access. This summer intern will then apply these methods and develop programs under different scenarios using SAS or R. In the end, the summer intern might have the chance to practice their methods and tools using data from various clinical trials. Besides working on NH, MAIC and STC, this summary intern will also focus on literature review for statistical considerations on innovative trial design and real-world evidence trial design and related statistical analysis methods





  • Graduate students in 3rd year (or more) Ph.D. programs of Statistics/Biostatistics
  • In-depth knowledge in statistical modeling, especially for event-based outcomes and time to event type of outcomes; excellent knowledge about propensity score methods and/or mediation analyses; good knowledge about epidemiology concept is preferred
  • Excellent programming skills in SAS or R for data analysis and simulations
  • Exhibition of comprehensive exemplary experimental techniques, following procedures with the utmost rigor and attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • 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.