Analytical Research & Development Associate II

Alexza Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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Mountain View, CA

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:


  • Provide timely analyses to support the screening/feasibility programs in R&D. Assays include HPLC and GC testing as well as physical chemical measurements.
  • Involved in development and evaluation of analytical methods for drug substances and aerosols testing used in various development programs.
  • Provide accurate, written documentation of all analytical work, including detailed observations and conclusions.
  • Independently operate, maintain and troubleshoot laboratory instrumentation.

Skills required:

  • Experience in quantitative HPLC and GC analyses of small molecule drugs in a pharmaceutical research and development setting.
  • Well-organized, capable of multi-tasking, and able to collaborate with individuals in a matrix environment.
  • Excellent data analysis skills with attention to detail and interpretation of results.
  • Excellent written, oral communication skills, and experience with computer software such as WORD, EXCEL, etc.

Education and experience:

  • B.S. / M.S. Analytical Chemistry or related field
  • Minimum 3 years analytical development experience in a pharmaceutical research and/or development setting

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
  • Potentially prolonged periods standing
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times
  • Must be willing to travel