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Rockbridge Search & Recruitment 19/09/2022

Chief Scientific Officer (CSO)

Ref #: 0420-09142022
Location: North Carolina North Carolina 28405
Salary: $180k-$250k
Sector: Cannabis
Type: Permanent

Willington, NC

Job Description

This is a newly created position and available for the right person to join our growing company to manage and oversee overall operation and administration of the laboratory, including the employment of competent personnel, equipment, safety, laboratory policies, quality assurance, all testing (including proficiency testing) and test reports. As the Chief Science Officer you will report to the Vice President and be based on our Wilmington, NC Office.

Job Responsibilities


  • Create and develop a winning team in the Laboratory. 
  • Oversee hiring, training and development of Lab Team.
  • Invest in the team to help them grow as leaders and scientists.
  • Collaborate with Green Compass leadership to oversee hiring and team building. 
  • Assist management team in the lab in overseeing day to day operations.
  • Evaluate all lab processes to maximize efficiency, accuracy, and cleanliness.
  • Ensure compliance with company policies for the daily operations and fully comply with State and Federal regulations.
  • Develop workflow optimization and schedules ensuring high-quality yields.
  • Work with lab team, providing consistent oversight of lab processing procedures, ensuring standardized requirements and accuracy.
  • Manage and maintain a clean, safe, cGMP work environment.
  • Oversee the creation and maintenance of all lab procedures and SOPs.
  • Work with department managers to uphold and execute SOPs. 
  • Work with Product Development team to create new and innovative products by staying current on practices and developments in the cannabis industry.
  • Provide expert recommendations on specific product offerings and strategic approaches that support the overall direction of the Company.
  • Oversee various research projects, internal and 3rd party.



  • Masters or PhD in Chemistry or related field.
  • 5+ years of high-level management experience of a cannabis lab.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with cannabis extraction.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with post extraction processing, including distillation, isolation, formulation, etc.
  • Experience with product development.
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, communication skills.
  • General knowledge of industry Laws, Regulations and Safety Procedures.