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Manager of Scientific Operations

Department: Scientific Operations
Report To: Director of Scientific Operations

Job Summary

The Manager of Science Operations will oversee and execute the development, standardization, validation of analytical methods employed by MCR Labs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure legitimacy and defensibility of data in accordance with regulatory guidelines.
  • Ensure the proper functioning and maintenance of methods and materials including instrumentation.
  • Authoring procedures and reports associated with validations, experiments, and test methods.
  • Plan, execute, and report experiments performed in support of method development and validation, research and development, materials validation, process improvement, and troubleshooting.
  • Preventative and routine maintenance of instrumentation.
  • Support laboratory technicians in professional development and solving laboratory related problems.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of the cannabis industry with a focus on science and technology.
  • Collaborate with clients, regulators, and other partners to further the progress of cannabis science.
  • Ongoing assessment and optimization of laboratory throughput and process control.
  • Apply technical expertise and advice to Quality department in support of investigations and corrective actions.
  • Respond to changes in regulations by identifying and implementing solutions to gaps in current processes.


Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of Science in a technical discipline e.g. chemistry, biology, etc. or a high school diploma and two years applicable experience.
  • Knowledge of analytical chemistry, regulatory requirements such as ISO 17025, local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Proficient in communication, solving problems, and representing the company.
  • Experience in performing and leading others in a fast-paced, high throughput, regulated cannabis testing laboratory.

Working conditions

The Manager of Science will work primarily on-site at the laboratory but also may be required to travel for conferences and meetings.

To apply, please send resume to

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