Analytical Chemist

Sunnyvale, CA 94089

Posted: 04/22/2024 Job Number: 39032

Job Description

Analytical Chemist


We are seeking a highly skilled and detail-oriented Analytical Chemist to join our biocompatibility team at our lab. The ideal candidate will specialize in extractables and leachables analysis by Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) and Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LC-MS), with a strong focus on sample preparation for consumer electronics and raw materials. The successful candidate will play a critical role in ensuring the quality, safety, and compliance of our products.

  • Conduct extractable and leachable testing of hardware products per ISO10993 standard, perform GC-MS and LC-MS instrument analysis.
  • Prepare standard solutions, calibration standards for sample identification and quantification.
  • Develop and validate new methods for the analysis of complex matrices in consumer electronics.
  • Interpret MS data for unknown compound elucidation based on database search, prepare detailed reports, and make recommendations based on findings.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support analytical needs and root cause investigations.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot analytical instruments to ensure optimal performance.
  • Adhere to all safety and compliance guidelines in handling chemicals and hazardous materials.
  • Stay abreast of advancements in analytical chemistry, particularly in GC-MS and LC-MS technologies.
  • Oversee day-to-day lab management, including consumables planning, lab waste management, and scheduling annual preventive maintenance (PM) for instruments.

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or a related field; Master's degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years of hands-on experience in GC-MS and LC-MS, preferred in a medical device, pharmaceutical or biotech environment.
  • Proficiency in sample preparation techniques and a strong understanding of chromatography and mass spectrometry.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and report analytical data accurately.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Pay range is $21 - $26 per hour with full benefits available, including paid time off, medical/dental/vision/life insurance, 401K, parental leave, and more. Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. Pay is based on several factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience.


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