Cannabis Senior Organic Chemist

GreenForce - Redwood Valley, CA

Client/Lab Info:

We are 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 – Senior Organic Chemist

We have an immediate opportunity at our Redwood Valley location. We are seeking a Senior Organic Chemist to become part of a solid and successful team that is already in place. This is a full-time, benefited position at 40 hours per week with the possibility of overtime.

Job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Sample preparation

  • Instrumental analysis and maintenance

  • Data interpretation and reporting

  • Method development and validation

  • Drafting controlled/technical documents

  • Technical lead and authority for organic analytical chemistry operations. Organic chemistry operations include, but are not limited to the following analysis:
    o Pesticide Residues (GC-MS/MS & LC-MS/MS)                    Residual Solvents (HS-GC-MS)
    o Potency of Cannabinoids (LV)
    o Potency of Terpenoids (GC)

  • Support training and development of Chemist I and Laboratory Technician

  • Quality control

    Qualifications/ Desired Skills:

  • 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

  • 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 ABSciex instrumentation and software

  • 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

    We offers excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, 401(k) with company match, flex spending accounts (FSA), paid time off (PTO) and paid holidays.

    Note – We are  an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Posted On: Tuesday, January 15, 2019



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