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R&D Technician, Product Development

Open Book Extracts
Roxboro, NC
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Open Book Extracts

R&D Technician, Product Development

The Company

Headquartered in Roxboro, N.C., Open Book Extracts is a cGMP-certified manufacturer of premium plant-based cannabinoid products, aiming to be the industry's true north by delivering premium products, exceptional service, and industry-leading transparency. With control of the entire supply chain, a state-of-the-art extraction campus near North Carolina's Research Triangle, proprietary refinement and conversion methods backed by a growing IP portfolio, and a team of PhD chemists and seasoned business leaders, OBX is the trusted partner for global brands seeking to enter the marketplace.

We are seeking talented workers passionate about innovating, improving lives, working hard, and building a positive and collaborative company culture in this nascent and fast-growing sector. Our values-driven culture emphasizes investing in our people, and we empower our employees to take the lead in delivering an exceptional customer experience.


We are seeking an entry-level R&D Technician who will be responsible for assisting in the development of new products from concept to commercialization that supports company growth. The position will also assist enhancement and improvement of current products. Assists the R&D team with the activities and operations required to complete the functions of the research and development department. Study and comprehend all policies, procedures, and operational guidelines set by the management team. Is responsible for the generation of representative bench samples and pilot batches for internal and external customer evaluations. Other duties include assisting with process optimization and product enhancement activities.


  • Assists with new product processes from development to commercialization within the defined company, industry, and regulatory parameters.
  • Assists with bench scale and pilot batch experimentation to support all levels of formulation, analytics, and processing for multiple cannabis-based research.
  • Understands and meets daily goals, expectations, and deadlines.
  • Collaborates with R&D teams to meet research and development schedules.
  • Follows complex instructions and formulations in the preparation of cannabis extract, concentrates, and infused products.
  • Follows SOPs, formulation spreadsheets, inventories, traceability logs, tracking logs, etc.
  • Follows guidelines for acceptance and testing of chemical raw materials in finished blends
  • Follows written directions and maintains a laboratory notebook.
  • Basic troubleshooting of equipment.
  • Records and maintains inventories for raw materials, chemicals, and equipment.
  • Records and aids maintenance of technical documents, databases, and reports.
  • Operates within the company's Quality Management System.
  • Maintains a clean and organized work environment
  • Communicates effectively and consistently.
  • Follows all company policies and procedures to ensure product integrity and quality control
  • Additional tasks as assigned by management


  • HS Diploma or equivalent experience in research and development, chemical or pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all employees.
  • Ability to take direction and initiative.
  • Skills in intermediate math.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with coworkers and management.
  • Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills.
  • Understanding of cGMP guidelines and FDA regulations related to the pharmaceutical industry
  • Proficient in using MS Office and Google applications.


  • This is a full-time position based out of Roxboro, NC.
  • Compensation commensurate with experience.
  • Background and reference checks required.
  • Periodically required to be available to virtually meet with international clients during non-traditional business hours.


  • Must be able to lift, carry and balance up to 50 pounds
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions.
  • Ability to walk and stand for long periods of time (4-6 hours) with frequent kneeling and bending.
  • Working in limited climate-controlled facilities and may experience extreme heat or cold
  • Work with heavy fumes, plants, airborne particles, and chemicals
  • Must be comfortable working with and around heavy machinery
  • May experience moderately high noise levels

Open Book Extracts is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

Open Book Extracts


Roxboro, NC
27573 USA



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