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  • Sector: Biotech
  • Function: Lab Director
  • Contact Email: mgould@nelsonandassociates.com
  • Expiry Date: 11 June 2022
  • Job Ref: Nelson_2168193_1652319193

Job Number: 2168193

Lab Director needed for a rapidly growing Cannabis Testing Company Ohio. You will be the first hire for this facility, and help build a team to provide chemistry and microbiology testing services for cannabis cultivators and processors. The lab will focus on cannabinoid potency, chemical residue, mycotoxins, residual solvents, terpenes, heavy metals, and microbial contamination. In addition, you will be responsible for operational performance and require some validation and verification of methods. The Lab Director is accountable for knowing the following all state regulations, federal, company procedures, and ISO/IEC 17025 requirements.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the analyst and technician team promoting a supportive environment that provides high productivity. This includes but not limited to hiring, coaching, and performance management, and employment status.
  • Manage laboratory operations including validating assays, process evaluation, production flow, equipment maintenance requirements, and personnel scheduling and assignments.
  • Ensures all practices are done within the state, ISO/IEC 17025, and company regulations and procedures.
  • Client relationships including sales, consultations, sample turn around, and open availability for client communication.
  • Maintain and understand analytical equipment (HPLC, LCMSMS, GC-FID, GC-MS, GC-MSMS, ICP-MS, thermocyclers, analytical balances, autoclaves, centrifuge, sonicator, biological safety cabinets, fume hoods, etc.)

Education and Experience:

  • A doctoral degree in laboratory science and 2 years of post-degree laboratory experience OR master's degree in laboratory science with 4 years of post-degree laboratory experience
  • 2+ years of production laboratory experience
  • Cannabis experience preferred
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