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.
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.
The Human Genetics Department at BioMarin is currently offering an internship opportunity for a student in Genetics to join its Statistical Genetics Team. The Human Genetics Department is involved in a wide range of research, from functional ‘wet lab’ work to statistical analyses of 100,000s of samples’ genomic data. The Statistical Genetics Team focuses more on the latter, using such genetic data to make insights that help BioMarin to identify novel drug targets and support the clinical development of such therapeutics.
The successful candidate will be actively engaged in analyzing human genetics and genomics data to help identify treatable patient populations and drug targets. The key roles will be to use big-data statistical approaches to analyze genetics and genomics data to build evidence in support of a gene’s involvement in disease biology, investigate potential mechanisms for targeting genes of interest, and combine genetic data with clinical to identify suitable patient populations such treatments may benefit.
As such the role requires a combination of scientific curiosity and hypothesis generation, and a strong statistical skillset to generate evidence in support of these hypotheses. The successful candidate will also be an individual who enjoys teamwork, is organized and a self-starter who is very keen in gaining experience in cutting-edge approaches to find a cure for patients in a pharma industry setting.
- Pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s or PhD degree in Biology/Life Sciences/Genetics/Bioinformatics or in a related field of study with minimum of first year completed
- Prior experience in the analysis of genotype or ideally sequence
- Proficiency in Python, R, big data analytics and HPC computing is preferred
- Enthusiasm for exploratory research into disease biology and novel statistical genetics approaches
- Efficient scientific communication skills in a highly dynamic and collaborative matrix organization and in internal department meetingsand familiarity with scientific report writings
- Student must be returning to school in the Fall Term OR has graduated within the 1 year of the start of the program.
- Must be available to work full-time, 40 hours a week.
- Must be authorized to work in the United States without VISA sponsorship.
- Able to work remotely within United States
Benefits of a BioMarin Internship:
- Fully remote/virtual experience; company owned laptop provided for the duration of the internship program.
- Gain hands-on experience in the daily operation of a commercial biotech company.
- 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 skills specific to your major.
- Opportunities for professional development by building relationships and learning about other parts of the business.
- Weekly Speaker Seminar Series with Executive Staff.
At BioMarin, we are passionate about making a big impact on rare patient populations, and this takes the widest possible range of ideas. To find solutions for the patients we serve, our workforce must represent diversity in all its forms.
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.