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Analytical Chemist III

Nano Precision Medical Emeryville, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

About Nano Precision Medical

Nano Precision Medical is leading the way to new approach to drug delivery! We are developing a biocompatible, miniaturized, subdermal implant with the NanoPortal TM membrane to provide long-term, substantially constant-rate delivery of therapeutic macromolecules for up to a year and its slightly larger than a grain of rice!


The qualified candidate will be an experienced hands-on analytical chemist who flourishes in a fast-paced start-up environment with shifting priorities and evolving requirements. The AC team provides ongoing analytical services to the R&D and Manufacturing teams, and also develops and transfers new analytical methods and performs one-off special investigations and projects. Youll be part of a close-knit team of people who are focused, driven, and willing to do whatever it takes to keep the department running.

The role requires strong team orientation, flexibility, excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and creative problem solving.

Responsibilities Include

  • Collaborate closely with the analytical R&D lead on method development, trouble shooting and team/project coordination
  • Write and execute protocols for special investigations and processes of intermediate complexity and evaluate their data
  • Independently plan, design and execute experiments of intermediate complexity and interpret the results
  • Work largely independently on projects and assignments that may require significant protocol development
  • Perform routine and ad-hoc activities include RP-HPLC and occasional SEC analysis, data processing, and QC review for ongoing product development
  • Perform data analysis, which may include manual peak integration and identification of known degradants and potential novel impurities
  • Investigate and resolve aberrant or unusual results
  • Lead or assist in bringing new analytical technologies in house
  • Execute basic operations required to keep the department running
  • Ensure compliance with government rules and regulations (FDA, cGLP, OSHA, etc.)
  • May mentor junior team members


  • Bachelor's degree and 5 years of pharmaceutical industry or pharmaceutical contract lab environment, master's degree with 4 years if industry experience, or PhD with 3 years of industry experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience with reverse phase HPLC (RP-HPLC) including significant method development experience
  • Minimum 1 year of experience with RP-HPLC analysis of peptide and proteins and perform this type of analysis with minimal oversight
  • Excellent wet lab skills
  • Manage multiple fast-paced projects
  • Thrive in team environment
  • Creative problem solving
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and documentation skills
  • Legally eligible to work in the US


  • Proficiency with Chromeleon software
  • Mass spectrometry experience, especially working knowledge of the Thermo Fisher OrbiTrap LTQ MS
  • Experience with bioanalytical techniques, ligand-based (ECL, ELISA), cell culture assays and solid phase extraction


  • Competitive salary with equity
  • Competitive benefits
  • 401(k) matching

Nano Precision Medical


Emeryville, CA