Position:                                ICP-MS and HPLC Lab and Research Technician

Report to:                               Head Scientist

 

Research is at the forefront of the science behind Agrima’s quality cannabis production. We are seeking an experienced and detail oriented ICP-MS Lab and Research Technician.  Working closely with the Head Scientist, this role will be responsible for the research, method development and analysis of plant-based extracts and nutrient solutions to support quality cannabis production.  The successful candidate will exude passion for data driven results and have experience working in dynamic and collaborative environments.

 

Job Description:

 

Your daily responsibilities will include:

 

  • Develop analytical methods and conduct analysis of bioactive plant-based extracts (flower and oil) before and after extraction, nutrient solutions and finished products;
  • Prepare samples for ICP-MS and HPLC analysis to support optimization of production and manufacturing of cannabis products;
  • Perform sample analysis according to GMP regulations, including preparation of standards, operation of equipment and generation of reports;
  • Maintain database inventory of biological and extracted products; track chemical inventory, and record weight and amounts;
  • Plan and conduct experiments for multidisciplinary projects, document all experimental work in ERP system, and communicate findings to Head Scientist;
  • Write and revise SOPs in accordance with Health Canada and ACMPR requirements;
  • Conduct general quality assurance tasks in accordance with SOPs and regulatory requirements;
  • Conduct general lab duties including material handling, cleaning of dishes and equipment, and other lab tasks and research as required.

 

Qualifications:

 

Knowledge:

  • Solid understanding of MassHunter and Empower3;
  • Knowledge of analytical equipment such as Agilent ICP-MS and Waters HPLC systems;
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety procedures and documentation processes;
  • Good grasp on scientific process and its application;
  • Thorough understanding of analytical and organic chemistry;

 

Skills:

  • Proficient computer skills including MS Office and Excel;
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational skills;
  • Excellent math and statistical skills;

 

Abilities:

  • Ability to think analytically and troubleshoot experiments;
  • Ability to effectively operate laboratory equipment, manipulate valves and use various laboratory tools;
  • Ability to comply with PPE requirements and SOP instructions;
  • Self-motivated to work independently and thrive in a small, collaborative team environment;

 

Other Qualifications and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Organic or Analytical Chemistry; Master’s Degree strongly preferred;
  • 5 years’ laboratory experience with organic materials such as plant extracts and plant nutrient solutions;
  • Strong work ethic and sense of accountability and integrity;
  • Experience analyzing pesticides strongly preferred; and
  • Experience with cannabis research and analysis considered an asset.