Lighthouse is in search of a motivated, passionate, and detail-oriented individual that seeks a challenging position leading an independent testing laboratory serving the medical cannabis industry near Detroit, Michigan. This will be new and require a "start-up" mindset to be successful. Therefore, we are in search of someone with:

  • Entrepreneurial experience and spirit,
  • Well-developed leadership and managerial skills
  • Robust critical thinking and problem solving capability
  • Resilience

The laboratory director will be responsible for all aspects of lab operations. Initial responsibilities will include laboratory setup, validation, talent recruitment, and training. Then, as operations commence, responsibilities will shift towards operational execution – ensuring the timely delivery of high quality results and unparalleled customer service. Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Method development and optimization
  • Maintaining analytical equipment (i.e. HPLC, GC-MSMS, LCMSMS, ICP-MS, qPCR analytical balances, autoclave, centrifuge, biological safety cabinets, fume hoods, etc.)
  • Inventory management
  • Data entry
  • Final review of data
  • Generation and issuance of Certificate of Analysis
  • Ensuring compliance with laboratory policies and procedures, state regulations, and ISO-17025 quality management system
  • Client relations
  • Managing staff (i.e. assigning duties, creating schedule, performing employee reviews)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a biological science and a minimum of 4 years post-degree laboratory experience related to testing of medicinal or pharmaceutical products or other experience as approved by the Department or
  • A master’s level degree in a chemical or biological science and a minimum of 2 years post-degree laboratory experience related to testing of medicinal or pharmaceutical products or other experience as approved by the Department or
  • A doctorate of science or an equivalent degree in chemistry, biology, or a sub-discipline of chemistry or biology.
  • Appropriate experience with HPLC-PDA/UV, HPLC-MS/MS, GC-MS, and/or ICP-MS
  • Managerial experience
  • Flexibility to take on new assignments and see them through to completion
  • 3-years experience using Microsoft Excel
  • Highly organized
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively multitask

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Agilent HPLC, GC, and ICP-MS instrumentation and software
  • Knowledge of chemical properties/profiles of cannabis and cannabis-specific dosage forms
  • Experience working in a regulated system, specifically an ISO 17025 quality management system

About Us:

At Lighthouse Lab Services, we offer solutions to help start, grow, and run clinical laboratories. Our recruiting team has more than 16 years of proven success placing job seekers in positions ranging from entry level Medical Technologists to seasoned Laboratory Directors. We recruit nationwide, for permanent and travel positions with clients ranging from small hospitals to large reference laboratories.

It is the policy of Lighthouse Lab Services to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Lighthouse Lab Services will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

Lighthouse Lab Services | 800-838-0602 | lighthouselabservices.com

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