Cannabis Laboratory Manager

GreenForce - Ukiah, CA

Our client is more than a testing lab. We bring our clients the most sophisticated and multifaceted scientific capabilities available from any one firm in the Oregon Cannabis Industry and we are excited to bring that same model to California. We believe that our clients are more than a transaction, they are partners and friends, and they are a part of our community. Since our inception, we have been committed to our ethics and integrity when bringing science to the emerging Cannabis Industry. By supporting the success of our employees and valued clients, we will together realize innovations that lead to improvements for our local and global communities.

Our Core Values

We believe in People First. At the heart of the services we provide is identifying and assisting in the elimination of health risks to people. We value our employees and the role they play in meeting this foundational purpose. We believe in Client Partners for Life. We create client relationships for life by being a valued and effective part of their organization. We partner with like minded leaders to find remedies that are helpful to people and the environment. We believe in Quality. We apply an ethical and accurate scientific method consistently. The science and our commitment to the public and the environment, stand at the forefront of our commitment to quality on a daily basis.

Job Summary – Laboratory Manager

Our client has an immediate opportunity at our Redwood Valley laboratory located on our client’s scenic campus near Ukiah, CA. The Laboratory Manager will lead a team of top-notch, like-minded individuals who embrace and share in the same vision, core values and integrity of the science. This is a full-time, benefited position with competitive salary, commensurate with experience. The ideal candidate must be available to work Monday through Friday, 8am – 5pm and after hours, including some weekends. The Laboratory Manager oversees all aspects of the laboratory, including personnel and day-to-day operations.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Oversight of analytical method development and validation

• Maintaining compliance with Health and Safety guidelines

• Oversight of laboratory purchasing

• Oversight of equipment maintenance

• Ensuring compliance with applicable standards

• Annual review and update of Quality Manual and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)

• Supervision of laboratory personnel

• Hiring and training of personnel

• Coordinating appropriate department coverage and chain-of-command


• Minimum: Bachelors in Analytical Chemistry or related field

• 5+ years lab experience using HPLC, GC, and Mass Spectrometry in a NELAC or ISO 17025 certified laboratory

• 2+ years experience managing employees in a laboratory setting

• High degree of accuracy and attention to detail

• Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience in environmental analysis using GC/MS, GC/MS/MS, or LC/MS/MS

• Experience with Agilent instrumentation and software — especially MassHunter

• Experience writing SOPs and method validation procedures

• Experience with LIMS integration, electronic notebooks, and general IT knowledge

• Experience performing pesticide residue analysis in foods, soil, or water


Posted On: Tuesday, January 8, 2019

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