Chemist I


Ravena, NY, USA

Full time

Sep 5

Curaleaf Holdings, Inc. (CSE: CURA) (OTCQX: CURLF) (Curaleaf) is a leading international provider of consumer products in cannabis, with a mission to improve lives by providing clarity around cannabis and confidence around consumption. As a high-growth cannabis company known for quality, expertise, and reliability, the company and its brands, including Curaleaf and Select provide industry-leading service, product selection, and accessibility across the medical and adult-use markets. In the United States, Curaleaf currently operates in 23 states with 108 dispensaries, 22 cultivation sites, and over 30 processing sites, and employs over 5,000 team members. Curaleaf International is the leading vertically integrated cannabis company in Europe with a unique supply and distribution network throughout the European market, bringing together pioneering science and research with cutting-edge cultivation, extraction, and production.  Home | Curaleaf | Cannabis with Confidence

Our corporate social responsibility is Rooted In Good  Diversity, Equity, Inclusion + Social Equity + Sustainability Social Responsibility | Curaleaf | Cannabis with Confidence We believe in taking corporate and social responsibility very seriously, from our educational outreach to national partnerships, state-wide initiatives and local causes. Giving back to the communities where we operate is important to us, and helps to change old attitudes by showing the positive impact of cannabis in creating jobs, changing lives, and helping local communities.

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Chemist Job Description – Processing and Formulation


Perform processing steps that include purification of crude cannabis extract into decarboxylated oil, distillation of cannabis oil and terpenes, and formulation of finished products

Track all accurately in the EBR system

Perform mass balance calculations, dilution math, collect and maintain data, execute master batch records and follow good documentation practices (GDPs)

Prepare and plan for production by reviewing production schedule; understanding product specifications for purification and distillation; calculating equipment capacity and maintaining adequate supply levels as required

Maintain and Operate highly sophisticated laboratory equipment such as rotary evaporators, centrifuges, distillation units, overhead mixers and balances, tablet presses, and fillers

Cleaning and maintenance of laboratory equipment and laboratory facility following current good manufacturing practices (cGMP) and standard operating procedures (SOPs), complying with legal regulations; monitoring environment

Follow standard operating procedures (SOPs) and create and/or update as necessary

Abide by the facility rules

Keep good records of all practices implemented and data collected as pertaining to role

Assist with research and development of new formulation processes and products

Maintain accurate inventory records for all process steps in the inventory database. Currently BioTrack THC

Provide backup support for the Analytical Chemist, including sample prep and operation of HPLC, as necessary

Store supplies and equipment, disposal of waste per guidelines, and keeping laboratory, storerooms and working areas immaculate

Wash and sterilize laboratory glassware and equipment

Perform clerical work related to laboratory activities such as word processing, record keeping, and filing

Maintain material safety data sheets for all department chemicals and products

Perform regular audits as required

Perform any other job-related tasks or duties as assigned by management


Ensure processing operation is fully compliant with state regulations and federal and state law

Assure that all operations adhere to business and industry license requirements

Maintaining strict inventory records of all plant materials, chemicals and equipment used in the laboratory and document production by completing forms, reports, logs and records as required

Job Qualification Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree

1-2 years’ experience in a laboratory or manufacturing environment

Experience conducting downstream processing and oil refinement

Must be at least 21 years of age

Subject to background check per state cannabis regulations

Must have valid NYS license with reliable transportation

Must be able to work weekends and holidays as required

Job Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of and hands on experience with supercritical extraction, rotary evaporation, and distillation

Ability to keep precise, highly detailed, and accurate records of calculations, procedures, and inventory of equipment, chemicals, consumables, and production

Scientific laboratory procedures and techniques as used in a chemistry laboratory

Scientific laboratory equipment and apparatusScientific methods of measurements

Health and safety practices and precautions applicable to a chemistry laboratory

Proper and safe handling and disposal of harmful chemicals, substances, and hazardous wastes

Capabilities with computer systems, software, and hardware common to laboratories recordkeeping procedures

Excellent time-management skills and ability to effectively plan and prioritize

Ability to maintain confidentiality

Ability to work with regulated material in a fast-paced environment

Ability to focus & attention to detail

Ability to communicate both verbally and written

Work with Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, and Outlook

Work with BioTrack THC and other inventory management software systems

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to stand for long periods of time, along with frequent bending and reaching

Close visual focus required (clear vision at 20 inches or less)

Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, work with fingers to manipulate small objects

Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds and push up to 100 pounds with assistance


Curaleaf is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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