Chemist

Acreage Holdings East Syracuse, NY, USA Full-time
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Job Summary :

The Analytical Chemist will complete tasks as assigned by the Laboratory Manager for the internal testing of cannabis products in compliance with state regulations. The successful employee will be detail oriented and able to follow established SOPs to ensure product integrity and quality control in a highly regulated environment.

Responsibilities

Set up, Run, and troubleshoot LC-MS/MS, GC-MS/MS, HPLC, and ICPMS

Testing and Analysis of cannabis products for pesticides, mycotoxins, cannabinoids, terpenes, residual solvents, heavy metals, microbial contaminants, and moisture according to the state of New York Medical Marijuana Regulations

Ensure high quality standards are met through performing frequent calibrations and quality checks

Follow SOPs and lab safety procedures

Work with vendors, contactors, employees and perform hands on tasks as required to set up instrumentation

Works independently with little guidance, and within a collaborative group environment

Perform other tasks, duties and training as dictated by their supervisor.

May help in other departments as needed/Other duties as assigned.

Competencies:

Lab related technical capacity

Communication Proficiency

Results Driven

Self-starter - initiative

Project management

Critical thinking and problem solving

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Open-minded, a fast learner, enthusiastic, and adaptable

Willingness and desire to learn new things

Attention to detail

Good organizational skills

Advanced knowledge of Seed to Sale inventory Software

Advanced knowledge of chromatography data acquisition software

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology, or related field is preferred

Preferred Experience in a regulated laboratory setting is preferred

Computer & equipment operations necessary for laboratory analysis (LC-MS/MS, GC-MS/MS, HPLC, and ICPMS as well as analytical balance, automated pipettes, centrifuge, Lab Solutions, word, and excel)

Familiar with Shimadzu instruments and software is preferred but not required

Experience with automated liquid handling systems

Experience with developing methods and SOPs

Thorough understanding of New York State law governing medical marijuana and Good Manufacturing Practices (preferred)

Work Environment

The job is performed indoors in a traditional laboratory setting. Exposure to chemicals and laboratory agents is expected. Protective safety clothing, goggles, gloves, facemasks, or hat are required as needed.

Physical Demands

Activities include extended periods of sitting or standing and extensive work using laboratory equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, and hours of work and days are Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Overtime and weekend work is occasionally expected.

Required Education/Experience

Has a Bachelor of Science or Masters in a Science field preferably Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Biochemistry.

At least 2 years of related work experience in analytical Lab

Experience in cannabis potency testing methods (preferably).

Job Type: Full-time