Cannabis Laboratory Microbiologist Needed

CaliGreen Laboratory North Hollywood, CA 91605 Full-time
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Job description

We are a full-service cannabis testing lab offering state-mandated testing services to California’s cannabis distributors, cultivators, and manufacturers to ensure safety and accurate labeling of products for medical and recreational use.

The Microbiologist is a key position responsible for the design, execution, and oversight of the laboratory samples requiring microbial pathogen screening.

Duties and Responsibilities:

· Perform sample preparation and analysis of cannabis and cannabis products for the detection of Salmonella, Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC), and Aspergillus species using DNA-based screening.

· Perform plating techniques for the detection of viable yeast and mold.

· Execute method validation in accordance with ISO 17025 requirements.

· Review raw and QA/QC data ensuring it meets established criteria and upload final results into the LIMS using GLP.

· Submit non-conforming work to the Corrective Action/Preventative Action workflow.

· Work with the Lab Director to prepare and review SOPs and other controlled documentation.

· Take inventory of supplies and create orders for supplies needed.

· Work with a team of scientists in a fast-paced environment to design and implement analytical strategies.

· Prepare technical reports.

Additional Duties May Include:


· Bachelors or Masters degree in relevant field and demonstrated technical proficiency, method development, and validation experience with PCR and plating assays

· Experience in a regulated environment (ISO 17025, GLP, or GMP)

· High-level understanding and adherence to sterile/aseptic technique

· Experience writing SOPs

· Accuracy and attention to detail

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

· Experience in a cannabis or environmental testing lab

· Experience with DNA-based pathogen screening and detection

· Experience with LIMS

· Experience with METRC

Please send resume and cover letter and indicate date available to start working.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $22.00 - $28.00 per hour


  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No

Work Location: One location