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Cannabis Laboratory Analyst

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Job Description

Job description
Our Client located in Riverdale, MI ( 25 minutes from Mount Pleasant & 1 hour from Lansing) are looking to bring on Cannabis Laboratory Analyst to join their growing team. They are one of Michigan’s Premier Cannabis Safety Testing Laboratories and are looking to add to their growing team.

They are in search of Cannabis Laboratory Analysts I, II, & III. These are all great opportunities that differ relating to the experience, education, and duties needed to be performed. Along with this, the salary ranges differ as well. Analyst I, II, and III will all be reporting to the Laboratory Manager.

Included below is the description for the Cannabis Laboratory Analyst III (the description with the most experience, education, and duties needed). If you do not feel you meet the preferred requirements or experience, we welcome you to still submit an application, as it will be reviewed according to all open positions.


The laboratory analyst is critical to the overall functioning of the laboratory and for the acquisition of sound scientific results; the analytical process relies on the appropriate preparation of samples. The analyst is responsible for preparing all samples for analysis, a process that requires keen attention to detail, consistency, and awareness of any potential issues that could be problematic along the process. Professional integrity, customer confidentiality, and laboratory confidentiality must be held to the highest caliber.

This position affords opportunity to develop skills and expertise by requiring additional tasks, multi-tasking, and time-management to prepare the employee for more advanced laboratory positions.


Employee must be at least 21 years of age.

Education & Experience:

BA/BS with and 1-year prior paid laboratory experience

Background Check:

Upon request, must pass a criminal background check prior to and periodically throughout employment.

Driver’s License:

Must be a licensed driver with no history of Driving While Intoxicated, Driving Under the Influence, or other history relative to reckless driving.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Must work collaboratively with colleagues and customers.


Policies and Procedures:

· Learn and apply the quality management system which is in accord with ISO/IEC 17025 and state regulatory requirements.

· Must demonstrate competence prior to independently performing any job duty.

· Maintain a safe environment in which employees are protected from physical, chemical and biological hazards.

Sample Handling:

· Field Sample Collection: collect samples at manufacturer or other designated facility

· Sample intake: weigh samples, upload customer and lab data to LIMS and other databases; define sample type, photograph individual samples, review sample intake and chain of custody forms to ensure accuracy and completeness.

· Sample accession: assign unique identification number to each sample, upload to state database (METRC), deliver samples to appropriate tray for processing or storage

· Homogenize samples by mechanical or manual grinding/pulverization

· Sample Triage: determine next level of processing for each sample (e.g., homogenization, storage, immediate testing, etc)

Environmental & Equipment Maintenance:

· Monitor environmental conditions as required.

· Perform daily sterility checks, as required

· Perform equipment verifications, including pipettes, balances, thermometers, timers

· Perform daily security checks of the facility

· Perform limited instrument maintenance

· Chemical waste management

Technical Assays/Testing:

· Perform technical assessments:

o Foreign Material

o Water Activity

o Moisture

o Assist with data collection activities

· Sample preparation:

o Aliquot samples

o Prepare reagents/solvents

o Prepare working solutions

o Perform sample preparation procedures

Performs other duties as assigned


The work environment characteristics described below are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

· Work is performed in a laboratory environment and may require use of personal protection equipment to limit exposure to chemicals or other hazards found within a laboratory environment.

· There are frequent contacts and interruptions during the day.

· The work environment will expose employee to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts and vibration.

· The noise level in the work environment can be loud.

· For security purposes there are cameras located throughout the laboratory except in restrooms and change rooms.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

· Requires the ability to concentrate and consistently produce accurate work.

· While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.

· The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

· The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

· Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.


$35,000-$50,000 per year

*Salary range differs by education, experience, and duties performed in accordance to varying analyst positions.