Lab Management Specialist

Location:  Novato, California Category: Process Science


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.






  • In charge of routine lab support activities
    • Ordering supplies, management of purchase orders, order pickup
    • Monitoring LN2 freezers, delivery and distribution of LN2 and compressed gases
    • Coordinating removal of hazardous waste
    • Organizing storage spaces
    • Lab clean-up
    • Stocking of Point-of-use items, monitoring the inventory
    • Shipping and receiving samples
  • Oversee equipment maintenance and troubleshooting
    • Maintaining vendor relations
    • Contract negotiations and renewals
    • Checking and approval of invoices
    • Equipment maintenance scheduling and supervision
    • Equipment calibration and repair
    • Coordinating vendor services
  • Take the lead on optimizing lab space utilization
    • Mediating and driving the discussion on lab layout
    • Equipment relocation, placement planning and inventory
    • Ordering and coordinating installation of core lab equipment
    • Supporting researchers in ordering and installing specialty equipment
    • Working with facilities on any necessary facility modifications (e.g. e-power, bench installation/removal, etc.)
  • Maintenance of lab compliance and safety - EHS&S liaison
    • Maintaining chemical inventories
    • Waste management
    • Emergency evacuation training
    • Lab cleaning and inspections, lab risk assessment
    • Equipment decontamination
    • Assessment and ordering of heavy equipment bracing
  • Work with BioMarin IT on any IT issues and computer maintenance


Desired skills:

  • High level of organization and planning
  • Familiarity with laboratory environment, experience with laboratory support services
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety standards
  • Management of vendor programs, inventories, and equipment databases
  • Quick and enthusiastic learner


Desired education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biological or chemical sciences or in a related field.
  • Industrial laboratory experience preferred.



  • BioMarin Novato campus, 105 Digital Drive, Novato, CA
  • BioMarin at the Buck Institute, 8001 Redwood Blvd, Novato, CA



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.