Our client, a leading Accredited Testing Lab in the Cannabis industry, is seeking a Chief Science Officer (CSO) to join their rapidly growing company in the Los Angeles area.
Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the CSO will serve as the corporate technical advisor, oversee Lab operations over multiple sites, and as a key member of the Executive Leadership Team. The Chief Science Officer is responsible for managing the company’s scientific, technological, and research operations, while ensuring the company’s commitment to the cannabis industry and the environment.
Working with the leadership team, the CSO will define and implement the technology strategies across the suite of services and ensure that the teams, technology and systems are able to deliver on the Company’s promises.
Oversee strategic research projects developing new processes/technologies
Champion the launch of new capabilities and services with responsibility for analytical method research, development, and validation
Providing technical and strategic direction to the Lab team, as well as interface with internal business partners
Serve as the thought leader in cannabis testing, representing the organization at local and regional trade shows, seminars, presentations and speaking engagements
Plan and execute operational strategies to deliver services and improve the organization’s position within the industry
Attend and participate in professional group meetings or continued education activities; staying abreast of new trends and innovations in analytical science
Lead a team of talented scientists and Lab Techs, growing top talent and attracting top scientific talent
Ph.D. strongly preferred
Highly accomplished scientific leader with a passion for research and a desire to make an impact beyond the lab
Extensive(solid-state) analytical materials characterization and method development
10+ years of Management experience in a Certified Laboratory
Collaborative team player, comfortable leading as well as executing projects
Driven leader, comfortable in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced, high-energy environment, able to meet multiple deadlines
Ability to mentor and grow scientific talent
Excellent interpersonal, verbal, managerial, and written communication skills
Compensation: $200K + stock options and benefits
If this sounds like the position you have been waiting for, please apply using the online application or the link below – all inquiries are strictly confidential. Our focus is to assist you to make your best next career move, and we will not use your information for any other purpose.
CannabizTeam is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. Ind-124
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