Company & Role Overview
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.
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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.
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
The Laboratory Director must be able to move about the laboratory
This position requires the ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
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
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)