Research Associate I

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

Description

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. 
 

Duties


The research associate will partner closely with a team of scientists from translation biology to provide technical assistance and support.  He/She will primarily be responsible for sample receiving, sample preparation, tissue extraction, and perform routine assays to assess pharmacokinetics, efficacy and mechanism of action of potential therapeutics.


 


Receive and manage samples


Extract protein, DNA and RNA from cells and tissues samples


Perform assays including but not limited to enzymatic activity, ELISA, PCR and western blot


Maintain and expand cell culture


Record and notebook-keeping

Skills


Experience with handling animal tissues


Experience in protein/DNA/RNA purification, PCR, westerns, and/or cell culture is preferred  


Ability to follow protocols to perform experiments.


Willingness to learn new molecular/biochemical procedures


The position requires organizational skills, self-motivation, teamwork, and dedication to quality in a fast-paced setting. 


 

Education


2+ Years Experience


BA/BS in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, or Genetics.

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.