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Cannabis Laboratory Lead Scientist


- Michigan
POSTED: 10.17.2020

Therapeutic Health Choices, LLC (THC) is a cannabis safety testing laboratory.  It provides analytical chemistry and microbiology testing services for cannabis cultivators and processors as mandated by the state of Michigan.  THC is a small, privately held company that provides access to a healthcare and 401(k) plan.  It offers an exceptional work environment and long-term growth opportunities in an expanding market.  If you work smart, play hard, and want to use your technical skills in a rapidly expanding laboratory sector, we’d love to hear from you! Essential functions: Technical

  • Oversees day to day operations by managing multiple analytical projects related to the development, qualification and/or troubleshooting of sensitive, efficient, and reliable assays for a wide class of molecules simultaneously.
  • Prepares, reviews, and edits method transfer, qualification, and validation protocols, analytical technical reports, and regulatory documentation.
  • Ensures test results are accurate and valid.
  • Maintains equipment and instruments in good operating condition recognize any malfunctions and troubleshoot as needed.
  • Completes routine preventive maintenance and troubleshooting on instruments and equipment.
  • Provides technical expertise and advises project representatives/teams on topics pertaining to assay analysis and development.  Often presents findings and/or results to client senior management.
  • Provides technical guidance to others in resolving challenging issues relating to analytical methods.
  • Validate reporting requirements in the statewide monitoring system.
  • Performs other tasks as specified by the manager/director and/or duties required and published by regulatory agencies.

Regulatory

  • May act in the capacity of a Cannabis Laboratory Testing Analyst.
  • Ensures compliance with all regulatory agency requirements (MRA, LARA, ISO, etc.) through documentation, audits, and corrective action.
  • Participate in the development of new SOPs, validations new tests
  • Performs quality control procedures to ensure accuracy of clinical data.
  • Participates in the updating of departmental standard operating procedures and database to accurately reflect the current practices.
  • Responsible for maintaining updated understanding and knowledge of the methods employed in the laboratory.
  • Ensure employment of personnel who are competent to perform test procedures, and report test results promptly, accurately, and proficiently.

JOB REQUIREMENTS Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: 

  • Experience in cannabis safety testing is not necessary but highly desirable.
  • Thorough understanding of analytical technology, method development, method qualification/validation, and regulatory analytical requirements.
  • Laboratory experience performing method development, qualification, and validation activities.
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, changing, and challenging environment.
  • Regulatory experience preferred.
  • Proven ability to successfully work in a team environment.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to make independent decisions.

Competencies (“soft skills”, traits, behaviors): 

  • Leadership, self-motivated, shows initiative, results oriented, creative thinker, detail oriented, focused on continuous development, effective time-management skills.

Education/Experience: 

  • PhD or MS in analytical chemistry or related discipline with previous cannabis safety testing experience.
  • PhD in analytical chemistry or related discipline, with 2+ years relevant experience
  • MS in analytical chemistry or related discipline, with 3+ years relevant experience

Job Type: Full-time Salary: $95,000-$120,000 Language: English (Required) Work authorization: United States (Required)

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