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Director of Laboratory Operations

Altmed Arizona – Posted by ckiser | 19 Apr 2018
1341 West Industrial Drive, Coolidge, AZ 85128, USA Full-Time

Job Description

Our Site: Altmed Arizona

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We are a fast-growing, independent marijuana testing laboratory based in Coolidge, Arizona. We are looking for a laboratory director to oversee all scientific operations in our Coolidge laboratory. The job will include significant administrative and regulatory compliance duties.

The Laboratory Director will:
• Oversee all scientific operations at the laboratory
• Oversee all scientific personnel, including hiring, training, professional development and discipline
• Ensure that all data generated by the scientific team meet quality control requirements
• Ensure regulatory compliance, including safety, environmental and documentation requirements
• Ensure an environment of open communication and continual improvement
• Identify and implement new technologies and methodologies to improve laboratory workflow and data quality
• Interact with clients to explain results and as part of marketing outreach
• Represent the lab in regulatory and legislative meetings and hearings
• Represent lab in industry meetings and events
• Coordinate with operations and sales personnel to identify and address market opportunities and operational weaknesses
• Communicate regulatory and scientific developments to sales force and customers
• Ensure proper planning for growth and for technology upgrades and transitions
Qualifications & Experience:
• Must hold a degree in a natural science and have three years’ laboratory experience in toxicology, analytical chemistry or diagnostic testing, or a master’s degree in a natural science and five years such experience
• Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Must have prior supervisory experience
• Must have strong leadership skills
• Extensive experience with HPLC, GC, GC/MS and/or LC/MS/MS instrumentation a strong plus
• Experience with ISO17025, CLIA or similar certification process a plus
• Familiarity with budgeting processes and basic financial concepts such as fixed vs. variable costs, equipment financing and return on investment a plus
• Must have excellent references
This is a full-time position with benefits. Fast-paced, professional and fun work environment.

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    Job Categories: Cultivation.
    Job Types: Full-Time.
    Job Tags: chemistry, extractions, manufacturing, and production.
    Salary: 80,000 - 100,000.
    Job States: Arizona.

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