Cannabis Testing Laboratory

Lab Director - Irvine, CA

Job Posted
Jul 10, 2020
Employment Type
Permanent
Time Commitment
Required Licenses
Company & Role Overview

Summary

The Laboratory Director is responsible for operational aspects of the laboratory, activities performed in the laboratory, and laboratory employees. The Laboratory Director will play a key role in setting up the laboratory. This person must be comfortable with start-up mode and be a solutions-driven individual.

Salary

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Company BenefitsBenefits for this job may vary.

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Dates

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Working Environment

Laboratory setting

About Cannabis Testing Laboratory

Our mission is to adopt best practices in cannabis testing; to provide unrivaled customer service and accurate results at an affordable price; to be fully compliant with all state and local municipalities; and, to be on the cutting edge in the industry.

Role Requirements

Responsibilities

Ensure that the facility has adequate space, equipment, materials and controls to perform each test

Ensure ISO 17025 practices are followed at all times

Lead method development and validation efforts

Implement and maintain Laboratory Quality Assurance Program including: Proficiency Testing Program, Corrective Actions Preventative Actions Program, ISO 17025 Accreditation and maintenance

Ensure that laboratory employees have appropriate qualifications and training to perform tests for which the laboratory is certified for

Ensure that all safety concerns and hazards in the laboratory are promptly addressed

Supervise all laboratory personnel

Answer technical inquiries from customers

Interview and recruit scientists

Direct scientific activities of the laboratory

Develop and implement standard operating procedures

Ensure all laboratory employees are adequately trained to perform their assignments

Assist in all aspects of setting up the laboratory (organize and schedule instrument installations, assist in workflow organization, unpack and organize supplies)

Sign off and approve data for release

Physical Requirements

The Laboratory Director must be able to move about the laboratory

This position requires the ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Experience

Experience managing and mentoring junior scientists

Experience with method development and method validation

Must be able to multi task

Strong critical thinking skills

Must be detail-oriented

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office

Must have a positive attitude and be solution-oriented

Practical experience in a regulated laboratory (GLP, ISO 17025, etc.)

Experience with LIMS is a plus

Experience with a Document Management System is a plus

Experience operating and troubleshooting a wide variety of analytical instrumentation including at least 3 of the following: HPLC/DAD, LC/MS/MS, GC/FID, ICP-MS, GC/MS, qPCR

Must be flexible and adaptable to shifting priorities

Education

PhD in a chemical or biological science from an accredited college or university OR

MS in a chemical or biological science from an accredited college or university (4 years of full-time practical experience in a post-education laboratory performing analytical scientific testing in which the testing methods are or were recognized by a laboratory-accrediting body) OR

BS in a chemical or biological science from an accredited college or university (7 years of full-time, post-education practical experience in a laboratory performing analytical scientific testing in which the testing methods are or were recognized by a laboratory-accrediting body)