Lab Manager


Albany, NY, USA

Full time

Jan 24

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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 123 dispensaries, 25 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.

We educate. We advocate. We give.

The Lab Manager oversees and maintains all oil production, medication formulating, and testing throughout the Processing Suite. Leadership and supervision extend to all oil production steps, analytical testing, formulation of medications, and all associated departmental functions. Also, provide leadership guidance and assistance as required in all Post-Harvest and Filling/Packaging operations. The Lab Manager must monitor and maintain the production facility in accordance with the State of NY regulations and standards set by the company.

Responsibilities and General Job Duties:

Full scientific oversight of the Labs and all processes

Manage extraction process, purification process, formulation process, and analytical testing in their entirety

Build a strong high functioning team and manage through both engagement and accountability

Recruit new talent Hire all new staff from Extraction Technicians through Chemists

Complete employee evaluations and performance-based coaching

Resource planning and staff scheduling

Develop and oversee all applicable training programs

Capacity and production planning for departments based on constraints and calculated requirements

Validations and qualifications of SOPs, equipment, and methods

Conducting IQ OQ PQ projects for new equipment

Complete R&D projects as required for product and process expansion

Create and track all department metrics and KPIs (focusing on safety, quality, and productivity)

Liaison with Corporate applicable SMEs

Engineer technical solutions for departmental expansion

Execute on short-term projects as well as long-term vision for the departments

Maintain all cGMPs based on set facility standards

Conduct quality-based investigations and create CAPAs

Write and review all department specific SOPs, Work Instructions, Forms, or other technical and controlled documents

Implement continuous improvement initiatives including six sigma and 5S

Managing procurement process of department and maintain an OPEX budget

Ensure all associated personnel are trained in and comply with all New York DOH applicable regulations

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

Assure that operation adheres to all business and industry license requirements

Specific Job Duties and Qualifications:

Cannabis industry specific processes related to Post-Harvest (drying, curing, trimming), Processing (extraction, purification, formulation, filling, and packaging), Kitchen Formulation (edibles) and Analytical Testing (potency reporting)

QA/QC duties that require analytical testing for quality and consistency; data review and analysis of HPLC and GC equipment

Oversight of highly sophisticated CO2 based extraction equipment; Processing concentrates and extracts with heat and pressure

Operating, maintaining, repairing and adjusting laboratory equipment such as winterizers, pumps, balances, centrifuges, roto-evaporates, decarb ovens, stills, homogenizers, and another laboratory equipment

Storing supplies and equipment, disposal of waste according to guidelines, and keeping laboratory, storerooms, harvest rooms, and working areas immaculate

Able to process samples by collection, extraction, preparing for analysis, and quantifying results

Scientific laboratory procedures and techniques as used in a chemistry laboratory including methods of measurements

Health and safety practices and precautions (including HazCom) applicable to a laboratory and manufacturing

Development of automation tools specifically related to filling and packaging (injectors, cappers, de-dusters, case counters, box erectors, carton sealers, labelers, etc.)

Maintaining strict inventory compliance and records of all controlled substances tracked through BioTrackTHC 

Requirements and Education:

Must be at least 21 years of age

Subject to background check per state cannabis regulations

Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. and complete repetitive tasks as required

BS/BA Degree or greater in a related field with at least 3 years’ experience in a pharmaceutical lab or highly regulated manufacturing/production setting

Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering preferred

Scientific writing for processes, training, and procedures which require technical documentation

Analytical Lab experience with HPLC and GC analysis highly preferred

Strong verbal and communication skills

Ability to work in a cross-functional team environment

Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite with strong abilities within Excel


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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