The Associate Scientist will be an integral member of the Innovation Department. The incumbent will be a generalist with a proven track record of developing a product from concept to launch. The role requires hands on product development across multiple cannabis and hemp-derived product categories, including but not limited to edible forms (e.g. dissolvable tablets), tinctures and beverages.
Responsibilities And Duties
Participate in the technical development and commercialization of multiple new product introductions from the lab bench through full manufacturing scale.Execute rapid prototyping of innovation pipeline productsIdentify and source raw materials from reputable vendorsOversee external lab communications and testing protocolsDesign, plan and execute experiments for bench top, pilot plant and plant trials, gather and analyze data, document and report results, and make recommendations.Research and develop new technologies and how to integrate them into products.Draft and implement lab and equipment standard operating procedures Document process flow diagrams and formulations utilizing documentation best practices.Establish and maintain lab best practicesManage multiple projects and adhere to fast timelines.Voice ideas, concerns and solutions to teammates.Skilled at developing systems to ensure quality dataSkilled and/or knowledgeable in the use of standard laboratory equipment
BS Food Science, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering or similar field. 2-5 years of hands-on experience in product development, research and/or engineeringFamiliarity with the development of consumables (i.e. supplements, food, or beverage) in the Food, Beverage, Nutrition, Pharma, or Health and Wellness industry.Experience in the cannabis space a plus.Proven track record of delivering innovative development projects.Strong problem solver with extensive use of the scientific method as well as creative problem solving and experimental design.Ability to thrive in a diverse, dynamic team.Excellent communication skills.