The Role

The R&D Laboratory Technician performs many of the day to day tasks and demands of the Research & Development Lab. This position is responsible for assisting with the research and development lab, which tackles a wide variety of tasks including (but not limited to) extraction, winterization, distillation, analytical equipment, and production of cannabis infused products. They also keep a sharp eye on compliance, documentation, and workplace safety. The ideal candidate is naturally curious, and excited about creation & innovation within the cannabis space. The ideal candidate will have experience in a cannabis extraction lab. 


  • Execute lab scale and small batch experimentation to support all levels of formulation, analytics, and processing for multiple cannabis-based research projects.
  • Aid in the maintenance of inventories for research and developments raw materials, chemicals, and equipment, as well as formulation spreadsheets, inventories, traceability logs, tracking logs, etc.
  • Follow complex instructions and formulations in the preparation of cannabis extract, concentrates, and infused products.
  • Evaluate and updates technologies and operating procedures associated with research and development.
  • Aid compliance and accuracy involving all product tracking, product security, and product creation.
  • Operate laboratory instruments, makes observations, calculates and records results.
  • Assist in monitoring of production line and collecting samples for various testing and stability programs.
  • Take personal responsibility to ensure compliance and meet Good Laboratory Practices and Good Manufacturing Practices compliance.
  • Practice highly sterile laboratory cleaning procedures throughout the facility with focus and personal contributions towards a clean and organized assigned work area at the end of the assigned shift.
  • Capable of troubleshooting, fixing, and services a wide range of equipment and software with little to no assistance.
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s or Associate's degree preferred in biology, chemistry, or physics.
  • Prior Laboratory experience.
  • Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered, including internal experience.
  • Prior experience in research.
  • Intermediate math skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with coworkers and management.
  • Familiarity with OSHA guidelines for dealing with hazardous chemicals.
  • Flexibility and the ability to shift work schedule according to research and development needs.
  • Ability to use standard office equipment, computer equipment and software including word processing, database management, spreadsheet applications and email.
  • Enthusiasm for research and formulating/improving product formulations.
  • Must be able to carry out repetitive tasks at a continuously high level of quality.
  • Capable of working with hazardous chemicals and able to identify and report unsafe equipment, conditions and practices so that they may be corrected prior to an incident.

Additional Requirements

  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
  • Must pass all required background checks.
  • Must be and remain compliant with all legal & company regulations for working in the industry.
  • Must be approved by the State of Maryland to receive a badging in order to handle cannabis

Working Conditions

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions
  • Physical demands – May be required to stand and/or walk for extended periods of time. Must be able to lift, carry and balance up to 50 pounds (200 pounds with assistance).  

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