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Impel NeuroPharma is a clinical stage pharmaceutical company based in Seattle, WA. We are committed to developing the next generation of central nervous system (CNS) drug treatments. Impel’s proprietary Precision Olfactory Delivery (POD) technology enables many categories of therapeutics, including biologics, to be delivered to the CNS using cost-effective, disposable, and non-invasive intranasal drug delivery devices. We are working hard to develop meaningful treatments for devastating CNS diseases, and we hope you’ll join us.

Research Associate

Job Description

The Research Associate will provide support to the drug-device combination product testing in our Research and Development group. Duties will include development and execution of analytical assays in support of drug-device combination product testing, tabulation of data, assistance in data analysis and report writing, and assistance with animal tool development.

• Write, edit, and critique SOPs, protocols, and technical reports of varied nature including analytical experiments for drug-device combination product testing
• Execute method development, qualification and experiments using common analytical techniques, such as HPLC and basic UV/VIS spectroscopy
• Maintain a laboratory notebook in high fidelity
• Lab maintenance, documentation and training tasks as necessary
• Other general laboratory tasks as assigned


• Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology or related field and 0-2 years of laboratory experience
• Highly independent and detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
• Ability to independently design and perform experiments, to identify problems and troubleshoot solutions and timely to prepare accurate and complete experimental records
• Good understanding of analytical chemistry methods, including experience with HPLC and UV-Vis spectroscopy
• Experience working in a regulatory environment a plus
• Ability to adapt and respond to the needs of a growing organization conducting R&D activities; communications and interpersonal skills are emphasized
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite and Internet based office applications

Senior Quality Assurance Specialist

Impel NeuroPharma is an emerging medical device company developing novel drug delivery devices that enables drugs to bypass the blood-brain barrier (BBB) using direct nose-to-brain delivery. Impel’s proprietary Precision Olfactory Delivery (POD) technology enables many categories of therapeutics, including biologics, to be delivered to the central nervous system using cost-effective, disposable, and non-invasive intranasal drug delivery devices.

Job Description:

  • Assist in developing and maintaining aspects of the Impel NeuroPharma Quality Management System including writing and reviewing SOPs and other controlled documentation
  • Review supplier material specifications
  • Conduct supplier manufacturing batch record review
  • Conduct timely batch failure investigations
  • Resolve quality issues and routine deviations
  • Track outstanding CAPAs to completion
  • Conduct quality audits
  • Track audit observation responses
  • Review supplier validation protocol and reports
  • Measure, analyze, and trend quality
  • Conduct quality training
  • Provide leadership for improving the quality of product and product-related processes



  • Experience with batch record review and working knowledge of lot release
  • Ability to work well in a project team environment
  • Experience in medical device or drug manufacturing
  • Ability to author, review, and approve SOPs and other controlled documentation for compliance with applicable regulations
  • Bachelor degree or the equivalent
  • 5-7 years’ experience working in Quality Assurance in the medical device or drug industry
  • Working knowledge in the application of FDA regulations and ICH guidelines covering good manufacturing practices in the development and manufacturing.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Should be familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Please be proactive, resourceful, and self-motivated


Corporate Controller

The Corporate Controller will be responsible for the direct supervision of all accounting and financial reporting functions including accounts receivable, accounts payable and financial reporting. The position is primarily responsible for the monthly close process, preparation of the annual budget, budget to actual analysis and financial forecasting. Assist in the preparation of annual tax return preparation and all treasury administration. Position will create and implement policies and procedures to identify, resolve and document accounting issues in addition to creating procedures to make the close and reporting processes more efficient and accurate.

Job Description:

  • Oversee the accounting department and ensure appropriate internal controls and financial procedures. Develop and document internal controls and disclosure controls.
  • Ensure timely and accurate quarterly and annual GAAP reporting and compliance.
  • Create monthly/quarterly reports for Senior Management & Board of Directors
  • Implement corporate governance best practices.
  • Develop system and procedures to maximize collections and revenue recognition.
  • Coordinate audits and filing of tax returns, manage external audit process.
  • Supervise US, State local taxes.
  • Develop tools and systems to provide critical financial and operational information, and make recommendations on both strategy and operations to the Executives.
  • Develop and manage companywide financial budget and subsequent forecasts.


  • 7-10 of Accounting experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance required
  • Master’s degree or CPA license preferred
  • Related knowledge of technical accounting principles
  • Experience in an Initial Public Offering (S-1 filings, SOX readiness) highly preferred
  • Strong GAAP knowledge and accounting research skills required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of accounting systems system solutions to improve processes and automation, and advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.)
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