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Laboratory Director

Company: Evio Labs
Location: Berkeley
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Job Description:

EVIO Labs is an industry leader working to protect public health and safety while supporting local cannabis and hemp producers and processors with analytical testing, product formulation, and educational services. Not only do we know chemistry, we know the cannabis and hemp industries. Our team consists of an ever-evolving team of scientists, researchers, engineers, educators, business owners and industry veterans. Our labs already serve thousands of cultivators, product manufacturers and dispensaries and retailers around the world.

We pride ourselves in maintaining a collaborative environment where our teams support and work together cohesively. We work hard, but we believe in having a good time doing it! This is a unique opportunity to join an ancillary services company at the front lines of the changing the cannabis and hemp industry and contribute to the ability of consumers to receive safe, clean cannabis. Be part of the EVIO family, and join our mission to improve quality of life through passion, science & innovation.

Job Summary

The Laboratory Director is responsible for overseeing the technical operations of one or more of our labs, and ensuring the production of accurate and timely test results to our customers.

The Lab Director will apply his or her experience working with gas and liquid chromatography, microbiological analysis, and other chemistry methods to perform required tests and implement and enforce EVIO's standard operating procedures. The lab director will meet regulatory, customer and quality system requirements.

Advises subordinates to meet schedules and/or resolve technical problems. Interacts with peer labs and coordinates the program activities with responsibility for results in terms of costs, methods, and employees. Implements and improves quality management programs and procedures.

Responsibilities and Duties

Ensure that test orders are completed in an accurate and in a timely manner

Oversee and direct the technical personnel and scientific methods of the laboratory.

Provide guidance as requested regarding hiring, training, promotions, and disciplinary issues for technical personnel.

Ensure that the testing laboratory achieves, maintains, and improves as needed quality standards and appropriate laboratory accreditation.

Provide consulting services as appropriate

Develop analytical methods for chemistry-based, genetic, and microbiological assay.

Ensure that personnel are properly trained in quality procedures, operating procedures (SOP’s) and equipment specific requirements.

Compile and prepare reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends, and appropriate recommendations or conclusions as requested by executive management.

Maintain equipment and supply inventory, recommend purchases.

Assist in formulating and implementing the short and long-range goals for laboratory; set priorities, assign responsibilities, and establish timetables. Project future needs and formulate strategies consistent with projections.

Plan and schedule work for the group to ensure proper distribution of assignments as well as adequate manning, space, and facilities for subsequent performance of duties.

Represent the laboratory in technical interactions with the customer base and partner labs.

Consult with clients and government regulators

Coordinate with customer service team to proactively respond to customer complaints and inquiries

Implement solutions to quality problems through inspections, investigations, and audits

Maintain quality checks on safety of laboratories, including biohazards and insure appropriate maintenance of the facilities.

Coordinate the functions and operations of the laboratories with peer laboratories.

Encourage project/process designs that simplify compliance with quality requirements

Comply with record keeping requirements

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

This Job Description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice

Qualifications and Skills

Technical competence in analytical chemistry or microbiology

Should have minimum of bachelor’s degree in the chemical, environmental, biological sciences, physical sciences or engineering, with at least twenty-four college semester credit hours in chemistry and at least two years of experience in the environmental analysis of representative inorganic and organic analytes for which the laboratory seeks or maintains accreditation

HPLC experience preferred· GC experience preferred· MS experience preferred· Headspace sampling experience preferred

Experience in evaluating instrumentation a plus

Excellent verbal and written communication skills including technical writing· Detail-oriented

Proficiency in computer database and Microsoft Office applications

Ability to provide excellent customer service, manage others, and collaborate with remote lab personnel

Demonstrate adaptability in a rapidly changing work environment with ability to find effective alternative solutions

Ability to demonstrate proactive problem-solving skills

Ability to coach, inspire, influence and motivate team members to successfully perform company goals and objectives

Ability to work independently under remote supervision.

Ability to demonstrate teamwork and collaborate effectively on projects and tasks with supervisor and co-workers

Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills with demonstrated ability to gather information and develop solutions

Demonstrate responsibility, accountability, and dependability toward assigned tasks and duties

Ability to demonstrate professional, positive attitude toward assigned tasks, projects and colleagues

Accredited laboratory environment requires strict adherence to safety and Quality Assurance protocols

Background check required

Must be over 25 years old

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Vacation, Health Benefits, Paid Holidays, Employee Incentive Stock Option Plan

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