Lab Scientist Assistant

MCR Labs    Framingham, MA
Job Description

Who we are

MCR Labs is an independent and accredited cannabis testing and analytics laboratory founded in 2013.

We are a team of researchers, analytical chemists, pharmaceutical scientists, technologists, and cannabis enthusiasts working to advance the cannabis industry by helping providers ensure the safety and effectiveness of their products.

We are committed to proving the best possible services to our clients, building relationships and supporting our community.

This is an exceptional career opportunity to join a fast-paced company in a high-growth industry!

Job Summary

The Scientist position will support MCR’s development, standardization, validation of analytical methods. The position will provide ongoing support of testing capabilities to meet the needs of the organization.

Primary Job Responsibilities

The Scientist will perform experiments and report data in support of ongoing method development. The position will be responsible for the validation and standardization including documentation, training, and coordination with the QA department. The analytical chemist will be responsible for ensuring ongoing maintenance of instrumentation, trouble-shooting instruments and methods, and ongoing maintenance of methods and materials. This will include being at the forefront of changing requirements and alternative methods and materials. Routine calibrations and LOX determinations will be performed, along with other method maintenance activities. Method development projects will be initiated on demand to meet the needs of the organization. Supporting analysts in resolving complex problems as needed. Coordinating with QA, procurement, client relations, business development, and external vendors and service providers as required. Other tasks may be required to support a fast-paced, flexible organization

Primary Goal

The primary goal of the Scientist is to develop and maintain testing methodologies that meet organizational goals and are in compliance with ISO-17025 and MADPH requirements.

Primary Activities

Execution of experiments, reporting of results, standardization of methods, ongoing maintenance and support of instrumentation, methods, materials, and QA support.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications and Experience

  • Validation of analytical methods
  • Preventative maintenance and troubleshooting of analytical instrumentation
  • Independently design and execute experiments
  • Research and development
  • Experience with instrumentation such as: HPLC, LC/MS/MS, GC, and ICPMS
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Project management
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Review of scientific literature
  • Experimental design
  • Good lab practices / good manufacturing practices
  • Support MCR's ongoing development, standardization and validation of analytical methods
  • Optimization of methods and laboratory work flow
  • Job Requirements

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in science, chemistry or pharmaceutical related discipline
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in an analytical chemistry laboratory
  • Teamwork and an ability to work well with others
  • Instrumentation experience including theory, application, and trouble shooting / maintenance
  • Desire for professional growth and an ability to become independent
  • Basic computer skills including Microsoft office
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Motivated by milestone achievements and accomplishments for personal/professional growth and the success of the business team as a whole
  • If you are energetic, willing to work, motivated, and open-minded individual that is receptive to coaching and professional development and providing that same coaching and development to others and interested in joining the front lines of this growing industry submit your resume and cover letter today!

    Do you have what it takes to be a part of an industry leading cannabis testing company?

    A passion for science and the potential of cannabis therapeutics would be an asset.

    Come join the Green Rush!

    Additional Requirements: Ability to work on weekends

    MCR Labs is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, genetic information, veteran status, or disability status.

    All qualified applicants must be able to satisfy the Department of Homeland Security Form I-9 requirement, with the documents necessary to verify identity & employment authorization.

    Job Type: Full-time


  • Analytical Chemistry Lab: 2 years (Required)
  • HPLC: 2 years (Required)
  • Method Development: 2 years (Required)
  • Validation of Analytical Methods: 2 years (Required)
  • Education:

  • Bachelor's (Required)
  • Benefits offered:

  • Paid time off
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance

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