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Rockbridge Search & Recruitment 15/01/2022

CSO/Lab Director (CO2 Extraction/CBD)

Ref #: 67
Location: North Carolina North Carolina 28405
Salary: $150k-$250k
Sector: Cannabis
Type: Permanent

The CSO/Lab Director will be responsible for growth and innovation of the company. This role will oversee all operations and personnel related to the lab. This role directly reports to the Vice President.

  • Create a winning team in the Laboratory
  • Oversee hiring, training and development of Lab Team
  • Invest in team to help them grow as leaders and scientists
  • Collaborate with Leadership to oversee hiring and team building
  • Evaluate all lab processes to maximize efficiency, accuracy, and cleanliness
  • Oversee day to day operations of Lab Facility
  • Provide expertise on extraction technology and techniques as well as post extraction processing
  • Develop, update, and enforce Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to promote best lab practices
  • 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 closely with production team on all elements of extraction and processing
  • Work with lab managers and provide consistent oversight of lab processing procedures, ensuring standardized requirements and accuracy
  • Monitor and update all necessary information in the company operating system
  • Provide leadership to staff, ensuring counts are accurate and staff are performing in the most efficient manner possible
  • Manage and maintain a clean, safe, cGMP work environment
  • Oversee the creation and maintenance of all lab procedures and SOPs
  • Evaluate current equipment, technology, processes and decide if changes need to be made
  • 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 set forth by the executive team
  • Help guide team members through analytical research as well as physical bench top R&D processes
  • Assist university partners on various research projects
  • Degree in chemistry or related field.
  • Experience with or strong knowledge of CO2 extraction methods
  • Experience with post extraction processing and distillation techniques
  • Strong leadership, interpersonal, communication skills
  • General knowledge of industry Laws, Regulations and Safety Procedures
  • Technically astute in mechanical and electrical equipment
  • Experience with and understanding of analytical chemistry as it relates to cannabis