The role of the Lab Director is to implement the “big picture” goals of our start-up Cannabis Testing Lab in Sacramento. The Lab Director must be experienced in the creation of Method Validation and SOP documents. Candidates must be able to direct the laboratory staff to ensure efficient, timely, and accurate testing results (QA). The Lab Director is responsible for insuring that the company has the right equipment in excellent operating condition to achieve accurate and reliable results now and in the future.
Responsibilities, qualifications and skills:
-PHD in an applicable field with applicable experience or a Masters with 3+ years practical experience OR a bachelor’s degree in an applicable field with at least 4 years practical experience.
-Must be comfortable with the hands-on management, training and direction of a laboratory staff of approximately 10 employees
-Be able to assess and verify the quality and accuracy of all test results and prepare the government-required data packages and validations
-Oversee method development and validation
-Assure that Lab staff has the tools and supplies to do their work and hit deadlines
-Implement procedures and complete tasks developed in cooperation with the Ownership Team
-Assess and anticipate labor needs. Be highly involved it the hiring process.
-Work with Information Services Director to meet and complete application requirements for State and ISO certification requirements. Comply with ISO 17025:2005