Research Scientist


Our Client is hiring an experienced, diligent and Knowledgeable Research Chemist. This role is ideally suited for an individual with quality control experience in controlled substance manufacturing. A superior candidate will be enthusiastic about joining a close-knit, fast-growing team operating in a highly regulated space. Duties: - Oversee production by creating and reviewing production schedule; study and clarify specifications; calculate requirements; assemble and weigh plant materials and supplies - QA/QC duties that require analytical testing for quality and consistency; data review - Operate highly sophisticated equipment; process concentrates and extracts - Clean and maintain extraction equipment and laboratory facility following current good manufacturing practices (cGMP), and standard operating procedures; comply with legal regulations; monitor environment - Operate, maintain, and make adjustments and repairs to laboratory equipment such as liquid chromatography systems, pumps, microscopes, balances, centrifuges, and other laboratory equipment - Store supplies and equipment, dispose of waste according to guidelines, and keep laboratory, storerooms and working areas immaculate - Wash and sterilize laboratory glassware - Create SOPs, training records, and related documentation - Maintain material safety data sheets for all department chemicals and products - Report to President on a weekly basis with updates regarding production and processing - Schedule Interact daily with the Chief Science Officer. - Demonstrate knowledge of 21 CFR 210 and 211, ICH Q10 and ISO 14644 - Maintain expertly organized, easily audit-able files. - Support different cross-functional teams. - Implement production controls by using standardized batch records. - Review and approve new and revised batch records. - Follow strict procedures and manufacturing protocols. - Perform Batch Record Review and authorize release of finished products. - Confront quality control issues with manufacturing supervisor and other management personnel. - Contribute to new equipment selection and protocol refinement. - Assist with audit preparation and audits. - Perform other duties as required. - Ensure company Quality Control documents follow good documentation practices standards. Compliance: - Ensure processing and testing operations are fully compliant with state regulations and federal and state law - Assure that operation adheres to all business and industry license requirements - Maintain strict inventory records of all materials, chemicals and equipment used in the laboratory and documents production by completing forms, reports, logs and records Requirements: - BS/BA Degree or greater in Biochemistry, Chemistry - MS or Ph.D. in chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, natural products chemistry, medicinal chemistry, or analytical chemistry, or comparable chemistry field preferred - At least 4 years’ experience in a lab setting - Strong analytical chemistry background with understanding of various analytical techniques, especially chromatography with HPLC and GC analysis required - Extensive experience with HPLC, GC, GC/MS and/or LC/MS/MS instrumentation, and Triple Quad LCMS highly preferred - Scientific writing for processes, training, and procedures that require documentation - Must be at least 21 years of age - Ability to pass a comprehensive local, state, and federal background check - Expertise in subcritical and supercritical CO2 extraction methods as well as the purification, separation and isolation of various compounds of cannabis is preferred - Hands on laboratory experience with decarboxylation, winterization and short path distillation/fractional distillation is preferred Skills: - Able to perform metabolic analysis using HPLC and GC instrumentation - Able to process samples by collection, extraction, preparing for analysis, and quantifying results - Familiar use of a wide range of pipettes and knowing their volume capabilities - Scientific laboratory procedures and techniques as used in a chemistry laboratory - Scientific laboratory equipment and apparatus - Scientific methods of measurements - Health and safety practices and precautions applicable to a chemistry laboratory - Proper and safe handling and disposal of harmful chemicals, substances, and hazardous wastes - Capabilities with computer systems, software, and hardware common to laboratories - Record keeping procedures Physical Requirements: - Must be able to perform repetitive techniques accurately and consistently - Must be able to stand for long periods of time, along with frequent bending - Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less) - Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, work with fingers - Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and push up to 100 pounds with assistance

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Monterey, California 93940
United States