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Research & Development Scientist/Technician

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Atholville, NB
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Full Time
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Health Care



The Research and Development Scientist/Technician will play an integral role in the production of high-quality cannabis extracts. The Research and Development Scientist/Technician will be involved in the development and optimization of cannabis extraction processes and product formulations.

Core Competencies:

  • Knowledge of various techniques to characterize and identify biologically active components of cannabis, including but not limited to: supercritical CO2 extraction, ethanol extraction, short-path distillation, rotary evaporation, HPLC, GC, MS, and common techniques in organic chemistry.
  • Strong and current knowledge with logistics planning system (ERP) and other computer applications.
  • Follow complex instructions and formulae in the preparation of cannabis extracts and concentrates.
  • Knowledge of proper and safe handling and disposal of harmful chemicals, substances and wastes.
  • Keep up to date with the latest scientific and technological advances in the field.


  • Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Lead Scientist to develop and maintain extraction processes by initiating, coordinating and enforcing operational policies and procedures.
  • Operating, cleaning, and maintenance of extraction equipment.
  • Maintaining strict inventory records of raw materials, chemicals and equipment.
  • Record keeping of all details pertinent to extraction processes using an ERP system.
  • Documenting all machine maintenance, making equipment/material orders, and improving or developing safety guidelines for equipment use.
  • Train and assist team members in getting equipment optimized for research and commercial production.
  • Maintaining inventory records of supplies, materials and equipment as needed.
  • Knowledge of SOP's, GPP, GMP, Cannabis Act, and the ACMPR.
  • Effectively communicate results to both technical and non-technical personnel.
  • Enforce a culture of safety and attention to detail.
  • Have a collaborative attitude and work closely with others.
  • Other duties as assigned by Lead Scientist


  • Requirements

  • Post-secondary education with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Plant Genetics or related field.
  • Experience working with CO2 extraction equipment.
  • Experience working with short-path distillation equipment.
  • Prior experience in a laboratory or pharmaceutical setting.
  • Prior experience formulating consumer products will be considered an asset.
  • Experience operating an HPLC or GC.
  • Able to process and interpret chromatograms.
  • Must have the ability to obtain a Health Canada (HC) Security Clearance (previous HC clearance is an asset.
  • Demonstrated communication and organizational skills.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Strong reading, writing and numeracy skills.
  • Must be able to carry out often repetitive tasks at a continuously high level of quality.
  • Willingness and flexibility to complete any task that may be required.


  • If you are interested in this opportunity, please apply with an updated resume in MS Word Format.

    Due to the volume of resumes we receive, only those applicants whose skill set match our requirements will be contacted.

    All applicants must have legal authorization to work in Canada for an unlimited period of time.


    Posted: August 10, 2018
    Closes: October 9, 2018
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    About CanMar Recruitment

    CanMar Recruitment provides staffing and business solutions for Canada’s emerging cannabis industry. With a keen understanding of the current Canadian cannabis market, CanMar Recruitment can help b...