GC-MS/MS Analyst

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We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and experienced GC-MS/MS Analyst with a strong background in analytical chemistry and chromatography to join our team that applies LC-MS/MS, GC-MS/MS, ICP-MS, HPLC-UV and qPCR techniques for cannabis products testing.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare clients samples, calibration standards and quality control samples for routine GC-MS/MS analysis
  • Maintain quality control records and perform quality review of data to ensure the accuracy and integrity of the results
  • Use LIMS system to record and document analytical activities and results during the processing of samples
  • Maintain and troubleshoot instrumentation such as gas chromatography systems, mass spectrometers and other instrumentation as required
  • Validate (or verify) new GC-MS/MS methods when needed
  • Assist in the training and development of other colleagues
  • Maintain a safe, clean, well-organized, and efficient laboratory work environment
  • Remain up-to-dateon all SOPs and maintain documentation required for compliance
  • Assist in maintaining the laboratory for ISO/CALA accreditation standards and future audits
  • Perform other miscellaneous duties as assigned by Management

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Graduate degree (B.Sc., M.Sc. or Ph.D.) in Analytical Chemistry or closely related field
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience (within the last 4 years) in using GC-MS/MS technology for routine analysis of food, environmental, forensic or cannabis samples
  • Experience with samples extraction techniques such as QuEChERSand pesticides, terpenes and residual solvents testing methods are desirable
  • Comprehensive understanding of the theory and practice of GC, GC/MS and related softwares.
  • Experience in developing, validating routine GC-MS/MS methods and modifying SOPs
  • Knowledge and experience with Thermo Fisher’ Chromeleonchromatography and Mass Spectrometry software is an asset
  • Ability to work independently and accurately test large numbers of clients’ samples with a commitment to achieve reliable and good quality work and consistently meet client turnaround time requirements
  • Knowledge and understanding of GLP regulations.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Track record of complying with all quality and regulatory policies and updating of all required SOP’s and quality records for equipment maintenance, testing, analysis and design of experiments, as needed
  • Ability to complete a satisfactory criminal record check

If your experience and skill set aligns with the above please submit your resume to careers@thevalenscompany.com with subject line “GCMS Analyst’

 

About The Valens Company

The Valens Company is a global leader in the end-to-end development and manufacturing of innovative, cannabinoid-based products. The Company is focused on being the partner of choice for leading Canadian and international cannabis brands by providing best-in-class, proprietary services including CO2, ethanol, hydrocarbon, solvent-less and terpene extraction, analytical testing, formulation and white-label product development and manufacturing. Valens is the largest third-party extraction Company in Canada with an annual capacity of 425,000 kg of dried cannabis and hemp biomass at our purpose-built facility in Kelowna, British Columbia which is in the process of becoming European Union (EU) Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) compliant. The Valens Company currently offers a wide range of product formats, including tinctures, two-piece caps, soft gels, oral sprays and vape pens as well as beverages, concentrates, topicals, edibles, injectables, natural health products and has a strong pipeline of next-generation products in development for future release. Finally, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Valens Labs is a Health Canada licensed ISO 17025 accredited cannabis testing lab providing sector-leading analytical services and has partnered with Thermo Fisher Scientific to develop a Centre of Excellence in Plant-Based Science. For more information, please visit http://thevalenscompany.com. The Company’s investor
deck can be found specifically at http://thevalenscompany.com/investors/


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