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Senior Scientist I or II, Translational Biology - In Vivo

BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
San Rafael, California, US
Closing date
Nov 27, 2021

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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.

Job Summary

The Translational Biology group in the Department of Research seeks an innovative, industrious, experienced Senior Scientist to be responsible for establishing the organismal biology strategy for cross-functional project teams, creating and optimizing appropriate animal models, designing and carrying out in-life experiments (both hands-on and via contract research organizations), and analyzing, reporting, and presenting the data to various internal and external audiences. This Senior Scientist must be able to work effectively and productively with minimal supervision, but must also be a highly collaborative team player, capable of gracefully influencing people both above and below her/his level. This Senior Scientist will be expected to hire, supervise, and effectively deploy one or more in vivo laboratory personnel (RA - scientist range). Prior experience in animal modeling of musculoskeletal or hematological (non-cancer) diseases would be very valuable. Prior success in the preparation of scientific publications and preclinical sections of IND filings also a plus.


Minimum -

PhD in biological sciences with 5+ years of industrial experience in in vivo experimentation, or BS/BA/MS/MA with 15+ years of industrial experience in in vivo experimentation;

Persons without in vivo experience need not apply.

Leveling Guidelines:

Sr. Scientist 1
  • PhD or equivalent relevant experience plus 5+ years industry experience

Sr. Scientist 2
  • PhD or equivalent relevant experience plus 8+ years of industry experience

Non PhDs: 15+ years of industrial experience in in vivo experimentation

Absent a Medical or Religious reason that prohibits vaccinations, all our incoming employees must be vaccinated
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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