Research and Development Technologist

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We are seeking a Research and Development Technologist to report directly to the Head of Research and Development that will be responsible for leading various types of R&D projects, including those related to formulation, product development, process development and stability studies. R&D Technicians will work closely with the Head of R&D and the R&D Project Manager to establish project timelines and to ensure these timelines are met. Collaboration with operations, quality and marketing departments will also be required to ensure R&D projects align with company goals. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and have a strong passion for research.

 

DUTIES:

    • Plan and execute on R&D projects as directed by the Head of R&D
    • Develop project timelines and work efficiently to ensure timelines are met
    • Perform experiments and data analysis, document the experimental observations and calculations, and summarize the findings
    • Apply Design of Experiments (DoE) approach to experimental design
    • Assist with the installation, qualification and commissioning of R&D equipment
    • Operate and maintain R&D equipment
    • Find suppliers of raw materials and assist in the vendor/material qualification process
    • Utilize a legible R&D notebook to document R&D activities and adhere to company and regulatory standards for controlled notebooks
    • Write SOPs, batch records and other technical documents
    • Present findings to the R&D team during team meetings
    • Contribute to a positive team environment that promotes hard work, curiosity, innovation and execution
    • Adhere to all company policies and SOPs

QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelor’s Degree in science or engineering
      • Master’s degree is considered an asset
    • 3+ years R&D experience in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical or food and beverage industries (preferred)
    • R&D experience in the cannabis industry is considered an asset
    • Experience using Design of Experiments (DoE) approach to R&D
    • Knowledge of analytical testing methods and ability to interpret analytical data
    • Ability to write high quality technical documents (R&D reports, SOPs, batch records)
    • Self-motivated and passionate about R&D
    • Demonstrated leadership skills
    • Impeccable verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent project and time management skills
    • Strong attention to detail with an ability to stay on the critical path and execute
    • Ability to manage more than one project at a time
    • Proven ability to plan, organize, and execute development projects

If your experience and skill set aligns with the above please submit your resume to careers@thevalenscompany.com with subject line ‘Research and Development Technologist application.’

 

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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