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Laboratory Director

Purity Medical Laboratories Irvine, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Position Title: Laboratory Director

Reports to: CEO

Location: Irvine, CA

Company Description

PURITY MEDICAL LABORATORIES mission is to adopt best practices in cannabis testing; to provide unrivaled customer service, and accurate results at an affordable price; to be fully compliant with all state and local municipalities; and, to be on the cutting edge in the industry.

Position Description

The Laboratory Director is responsible for operational aspects of the laboratory, activities performed in the laboratory and laboratory employees. The Laboratory Director will play a key role in setting up the laboratory. This person must be comfortable with start-up mode and be a solutions-driven individual.

Minimum Qualifications

Per the Bureau of Cannabis Control, the Laboratory Director must, at a minimum, meet the following qualifications:

  • PhD in a chemical or biological science from an accredited college or university
  • MS in a chemical or biological science from an accredited college or university
    • 4 years of full-time practical experience in a post-education laboratory performing analytical scientific testing in which the testing methods are or were recognized by a laboratory-accrediting body; or
  • BS in a chemical or biological science from an accredited college or university
    • 7 years of full-time, post-education practical experience in a laboratory performing analytical scientific testing in which the testing methods are or were recognized by a laboratory-accrediting body.

Other Qualifications

The Laboratory Director must have the following practical experience:

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office

  • Experience operating and troubleshooting a wide variety of analytical instrumentation including at least 3 of the following:

    • HPLC/DAD

    • LC/MS/MS

    • GC/FID

    • ICP-MS

    • GC/MS

    • qPCR

  • Experience managing and mentoring junior scientists

  • Experience with method development and method validation

  • Practical experience in a regulated laboratory (GLP, ISO 17025, etc)

  • Strong critical thinking skills

  • Experience with LIMS is a plus

  • Experience with a Document Management System is a plus

Responsibilities

  • Assist in all aspects of setting up the laboratory

    • Organize and schedule instrument installations

    • Assist in workflow organization

    • Unpack and organize supplies

  • Interview and recruit scientists

  • Lead method development and validation efforts

  • Develop and implement standard operating procedures

  • Implementation and maintenance of Laboratory Quality Assurance Program including:

    • Proficiency Testing Program

    • Corrective Actions Preventative Actions Program

    • ISO 17025 Accreditation and maintenance

  • Direct scientific activities of the laboratory

  • Ensure ISO 17025 practices are followed at all times

  • Ensure that laboratory employees have appropriate qualifications and training to perform tests for which the laboratory is certified for

  • Ensure that the facility has adequate space, equipment, materials and controls to perform each test

  • Ensure all laboratory employees are adequately trained to perform their assignments

  • Ensure that all safety concerns and hazards in the laboratory are promptly addressed

  • Supervise all laboratory personnel

  • Sign off and approve data for release

  • Answer technical inquiries from customers

Physical DemandsLa

  • The Laboratory Director must be able to move about the laboratory.
  • This position requires the ability to lift up to 50lbs.

Personal Characteristics

  • Must be able to multi task

  • Must be detail oriented

  • Must have a positive attitude and be solution oriented

  • Must be flexible and adaptable to shifting priorities

Benefits

  • Medical and Dental

Purity Medical Laboratories

Why Work Here?

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Irvine, CA
USA