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QA Chemist I/II

Title & Position Overview:  Chemist I/II
ProVerde is seeking a highly motivated self-starter to join our laboratory team!  The Chemist I/II must show a high level of organizational skills and attention to detail in an ISO 17025 regulated environment.

Education and Experience:
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Life Sciences with 2-3 years of experience in a research, industrial or analytical laboratory setting.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Receive, record, and prepare all samples that are submitted for testing procedures.
  • Perform analytical tests following established procedures, which may include cannabinoid profiling, terpene profiling, heavy metal analysis, mycotoxin testing, VOC analysis and pesticide screening. 
  • Assist in development of new analytical procedures.
  • Validate newly developed analytical methods.
  • Document preparation, testing observations, and results in precise detail.
  • Support ISO requirements with documentation of pertinent lab activities:
    • o Instrument calibration and repair
    • o Verification of equipment performance
    • o Validation of analytical methods, and routine testing activities.
  • Routine calibration and maintenance of lab equipment and instruments. 
  • Maintain sterile work areas, tools, and instruments to prevent contamination

Required Skills:
  • 2-3 years of lab experience with running and troubleshooting chromatographic and mass spectrometric techniques:
    • o HPLC, UPLC, SFC, UPC2
    • o GC-FID, GC-MS
    • o LC/MS/MS
    • o ICP-MS
  • Ability to make sound, independent decisions based on functional expertise and experience. 
  • Ability to administer a proactive management approach with a keen sense of attention to detail. 
  • Highly experienced in handling multiple tasks, troubleshoot and problem solve beyond routine issues. 
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously working with multi-disciplinary teams from lab techs to senior and executive management.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office particularly Excel and Word with the ability to summarize work succinctly for reporting to clients and management.

Desired Skills:
  • 1-3 years of direct experience with EMPOWER, MassLynx or other analytical vendor software platforms.
  • Ability to provide R&D capabilities in the development of new applications.
  • Ability to provide leadership, support, communication and direction to lab technicians, as well as other personnel.  
  • Advanced experience with microbiological methodologies is beneficial:
    • o Traditional or Advanced culture methods
    • o DNA based PCR or qPCR methods

Interested candidates should reply with resume and salary requirements


Quality Manager (Analytical Services)

Title & Position Overview:  Quality Manager (Analytical Services)
ProVerde is seeking a seasoned, hands-on manager with regulated industry, chemical analysis, and detailed documentation experience. The Quality Manager at ProVerde Laboratories is responsible for company-wide (national and international) adherence to ISO 17025-2005 QA policies and procedures within an ISO 17025 regulated environment, including instrument calibration and verification, all quality documentation, supplier relations, and analytical method validations. Quality manager is responsible for managing the ISO 17025 quality management system. Quality Manager may also have responsibility for additional quality system personnel.

Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in physical/chemical/life sciences or related with 7-10 years of laboratory experience.
Master’s degree in physical/chemical/life sciences or related with 5-8 years of laboratory experience.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Maintain and continuously improve upon QA functions to ensure compliance with accreditation, industry regulations, state and local authority, and/or certifications.
  • Review and ensure raw analytical data for quality, consistency, and completeness.
  • Generate and review detailed customer documentation and analytical reports for accuracy and completeness.
  • Facilitate the implementation of QA best practices within the organization.
  • Plan and coordinate all QA chemistry activities and personnel.
  • Coordinate quality management activities among all analytical sectors including microbiology, chromatography, sample intake and preparation, and misc.
  • Coordinate and lead all validation activities (IQ/OQ/PQ), develop validation plans, compile validation materials, and justify analytical capabilities upon inquiry.
  • Accommodate requests for quality support and communicate QA policies/procedures in support of the organization.
  • Maintain compliance with ISO 17025 including all necessary document control, employee training, internal and external audits, CAPA, and Total Quality Management (TQM).
  • Maintain quality by ensuring all testing procedures are clearly understood and followed, and that any service or procedural modifications are investigated and justified.
  • Maintain supplier relationships and ensure all suppliers meet the quality requirements designated by the organization, accreditation bodies, or state regulatory agencies - making changes when identified.
  • Keep abreast of any and all changes in regulation which affect day-to-day activities or quality procedures domestically and abroad.

Required Skills:
  • 5-10 years of laboratory or production experience with progressive responsibility in management of multiple direct reports. 
  • Strong familiarity with organic and inorganic techniques.
  • Four or more years of experience implementing quality management systems.
  • Two or more years of experience developing or managing quality systems. 
  • Expertise and experience to make sound, independent decisions which reflect high quality standards of the organization.
  • Proactively approach and administer quality management with a keen sense of attention to detail. 
  • Validation experience following ICH, Eurachem, USP, FDA, SANTE/SANCO, AOAC, 2002/657/EC, or other. 
  • Strong aptitude for leadership, support, communication, and direction to lab technicians and other personnel.
  • Experience managing multiple tasks, troubleshooting, and problems solving beyond routine issues. 
  • Demonstrated accomplishments handling multiple projects simultaneously working with multi-disciplinary teams from lab technicians to senior and executive management.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly MS Excel and Word.

Desired Skills:
  • Advanced statistical process control experience and statistical modeling for quality management. 
  • Programming experience and algorithm generation for quality management systems.   
  • Willingness to travel domestically or internationally for training.
  • Moderate to advanced knowledge of food/agricultural/pharmaceutical regulations with emphasis on product labeling, release testing, COAs, HACCP, and cGMPs. 

Interested candidates should reply with resume and salary requirements