Chief Scientific Officer | Jersey Hemp UK

Chief Scientific Officer

About the Role

The Chief Scientific Officer drives the advancement of customer safety developing accurate testing Standard Operating Procedures supervising and training Lab Manager(s) and Lab Technicians by rigorously and creatively applying their scientific knowledge, expertise, and Lab experience. The Chief Scientific Officer possesses and leverages his or her credibility to inform and influence leads activities on CBD development, provide insights for the proper procedures for handling samples to be tested, and reporting results to the sampled cultivators and/or processors. The CSO shall be responsible for the training and oversight supervision of all laboratory staff and for ensuring that the laboratory achieves and maintains quality standards of practice.

Job Requirements

  • Develop Standard Operating Procedures that include the following methods of analysis:
  • Assuring that Testing equipment is properly maintained and calibrated to assure the highest accuracy in testing quality;
  • Develop specific testing procedures that may include, but is not limited to, the following:
  • Cannabinoid testing and content (CBC, CBD, CBDa, CBG, CBN, THC, THCa, THCv, etc.)
  • Terpene profile
  • Pesticides/fungicides/plant growth regulators
  • Residual solvents
  • Heavy metals
  • Microbiological contaminants (mold, insects, bacteria, etc.)
  • Develop Confidence in the Applicant as a laboratory that performs our testing, and assurance in the test results, and to take appropriate steps through accreditation to the ISO/IEC 17025 standard. Appropriate testing is critical to demonstrate that these products do not contain harmful levels of contaminants or adulterants and are safe for public consumption.
  • Provide high-level commentary on CBD developments. Communicates with Chief Operating Officer. Communicates with outside industry entities as needed to support CBD surveillance.
  • Provides high-level commentary on vital complaints. Responds to crises involving CBDs complaints. Communicates to Chief Operating Officer.
  • Communicates with outside industry entities as needed.
  • Proactively identifies the need for analysis of potential safety issues. Communicates results of the analysis to Chief Operating Officer as needed.
  • Serves as a key advisor in management review meetings.
  • Advises in business-critical, high risk or high visibility Product Inquiry Report (PIR) issues, provides authoritative opinion; anticipates challenges and poses unasked questions; may request additional investigation; provides critical review at all phases of PIR.
  • Shall be responsible for the training and oversight supervision of all laboratory staff and for ensuring that the laboratory achieves and maintains quality standards of practice.
  • Provide insight and technical advice to support any external communications
  • Assist in any presentation that requires specific technical input
  • Lead our genetics program to develop new cultivars for registration into the British catalogue.

Qualifications

  • A doctorate degree in chemical, environmental, or biological sciences from an accredited college or university and two years of post-degree laboratory experience; or
  • A master’s degree in chemical, environmental, or biological sciences from an accredited college or university and four years of post-degree laboratory experience
  • minimum 2 years of Lab experience
Job Category: Research & Development
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Jersey

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