Current Employment Opportunities

We are looking to fill the following positions immediately (find out more information about each position below):

IT Professional

Chemist

Laboratory Assistant

Associate Scientist - Microbiology Department

Scientific Sampling Associate (Coachella Valley area)


IT Professional

 We’re seeking an IT professional proficient in server and LIMS management and development.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Work with our technical analysts to compile regulatory data packages from instrument software and our proprietary laboratory information management software

  • Manage internal servers

  • Maintain computers, printers, and internet in-house

Qualifications:

  • Must be 21 years old

  • Programming experience a plus (experience with drupal preferred)

  • experience working with laboratory systems a plus


Chemist (FT)

We are looking for a dedicated individual with a positive and friendly attitude to join our analytical chemistry team. This position will require someone who is professional, comfortable working around Cannabis, and is familiar with working on a team.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Data analysis, troubleshooting, and maintenance of HPLC-DAD and GC-FID.

  • Ensure adherence to GLP and ISO/IEC 17025:2005 and safety regulations.

  • Assist in other aspects of lab operation: sample prep, sample staging, and cleaning.

  • Flexibility with ever changing state regulations.

  • Assist in continuous improvement of in-house methods and quality controls.

Qualifications:

  • B.S. In Chemistry, Biochemistry or related field, ACS-Certified degree preferred.

  • 1-3 years of experience.

  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.

  • Experience in working in a cGLP and/or ISO accredited environment is a plus.

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.

  • The candidate must have strong collaboration skills, excellent communication and written skills.

  • The candidate must possess keen organizational skills and be detail oriented.

  • Experience with HPLC or GC analysis and troubleshooting is a preferred.

  • Experience with LC-MS/MS or GC-MS/MS is a plus.

  • Flexible hours between 7a – 7p, Mon-Sat.

  • Able to find reliable transportation. East Oakland – BART station is within walking distance.

  • Local candidates preferred, no relocation stipend available.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary based upon applicant’s knowledge and experience.

  • Health, dental, and vision insurance included for salaried positions.

  • $50 monthly gym stipend

  • An opportunity to work in a growing, dynamic industry in California.

  • Working with a small close knit team.

We pride ourselves in maintaining a collaborative environment where our teams support and work together cohesively. We work hard, but we believe in having a good time doing it! This is a unique opportunity to join a company at the front lines of the changing Cannabis industry in California and contribute to the ability of patients or adult consumers to receive safe, clean Cannabis.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter or a short introduction about yourself in the body of the email to careers@cwanalytical.com. Applicants will not be considered if a resume and personal statement are not included.


Laboratory Assistant (PT)

Responsibilities include:

  • Staging and labeling of incoming samples and vials

  • Photographing samples

  • Preparing samples for microbiological and chemical analysis

  • Checking inventory and replenishing supplies

  • Strictly following SOPs and Manager's direction in training, sample handling, and documentation

  • Assist in maintaining lab cleanliness

Qualifications:

  • Must be 21 years or older

  • 1+ years of lab work experience or lab course work preferred

  • Background in Chemistry, Biology or Microbiology a plus

  • Available to work flexible hours between 7a-7p, Monday-Saturday

  • Good interpersonal skills

  • Able to find reliable transportation to East Oakland - BART station is within walking distance

  • Ability to spend extended periods of time on your feet

This position is 20-30 hrs/week, and the compensation is $20/hr. A flexible schedule (working on weekends) is a plus!  

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter or a short introduction about yourself in the body of the email to careers@cwanalytical.com. Applicants will not be considered if a resume and personal statement are not included.


Associate Scientist - Microbiology Department (FT)

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with team members in optimizing laboratory workflow 

  • Daily maintenance of QA/QC program

  • Aid the sample intake process, prepare samples for microbiological analysis, perform foreign material analysis, and photograph samples

  • Communicate with both customer service and chemistry teams to identify sample intake discrepancies, client needs, requests and precautionary measures 

  • Perform microbial analysis and identification utilizing both classic and advanced technologies including plating techniques, petrifilm, biochemical analysis, MALDI-TOF MS, and PCR assays

  • Assist in maintenance of ISO:IEC 17025 accreditation 

  • Analyze and report results of microbiological assays for the detection of Shiga-toxin E. coli, Salmonella spp., and

  • Aspergillus flavus, niger, fumigatus, terreus

  • Aid in training and reviewing laboratory technicians as work is completed

  • Participate in inter-laboratory Proficiency Testing Program twice a year 

Requirements:

  • B.Sc. in microbiology/mycology, bacteriology or related biological science

  • 1 to 3 years experience

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced laboratory environment utilizing both classic and advanced microbiological techniques (live bacterial/fungal cultures, MALDI-TOF MS, rtPCR)

  • Collaborative team player with excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills

  • Experience working in a GLP and/or ISO 17025 accredited environment a plus

  • Prior laboratory experience with demonstrated sufficiency in common lab procedures, attention to detail, adherence to sterile technique and the ability to work with microscopes, analytical balances and pipettes

  • Flexible hours between 7 am - 7 pm, Monday - Friday

  • Must be available to work some weekends

    Compensation:

  • Competitive salary based upon applicant's knowledge and experience

  • Health/dental/vision and life insurance plan

  • Gym stipend

  • Some meals provided by company

    To apply, please send resume and cover letter to emily.savage@cwanalytical.com


Scientific Sampling Associate PT (Coachella Valley Area)

We are looking for an organized and reliable professional to conduct sampling events in the collection of Cannabis and Cannabis products for state mandated compliance testing. Samplers must abide by company SOPs and safety standards and be personable and professional with clientele. This position is part-time, but will likely lead to full time employment for the right candidate.

- The laboratory is based in Oakland but we are seeking an individual based in the Coachella Valley area (or adjacent) counties to perform sampling events, (mainly located in these counties, although some may be needed in the Los Angeles or Orange County area)

*This position is NOT laboratory- based. Samplers must abide by scientific sampling techniques, but sample collection happens at the premises of licensed Cannabis distributors, and samplers do not work in the laboratory to prepare samples for analysis.

Responsibilities
- Prepare sampling forms 
- communicate/ coordinate with clients to ensure all necessary data is collected prior to a sampling event. 
- Enter sampling data into laboratory information management system
- Drive to and from sampling events (may require several hours on the road each way)
- Conduct representative sampling following SOP's
- Help with maintaining supply inventory

Applicant Must:
- Be proficient with Google Suite (Drive, Sheets, Calendar, and GMail)
- Be able to lift 50 lbs
- Remain focused during fast, but repetitive work
- Be comfortable working around Cannabis
- Possess a clean driving record and car insurance
- Be willing to drive 3-4 hours each way to a sampling event if necessary
- Be over 21
- Be articulate in both written and verbal communication
- Present themselves in a professional manner

Desired Skills/Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree (courses or interest in biological, chemical, agricultural, environmental, or related science is a plus)
- Scientific sampling experience or laboratory experience a plus
- Data entry experience
- Experience working in a fast-paced environment

The Successful Candidate Will Be:
- A self-starter, detail oriented, an excellent multi-tasker, reliable, honest and organized

Compensation:
- competitive hourly wage based on skills/experience
- Mileage reimbursements
- Some meals provided 

We pride ourselves in maintaining a collaborative environment where our teams support and work together cohesively. We work hard, but we believe in having a good time doing it! This is a unique opportunity to join a company at the front lines of the changing Cannabis industry in California and contribute to the ability of patients or adult consumers to receive safe, clean Cannabis. 

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter or a short introduction about yourself in the body of the email. Applicants will not be considered if a resume and personal statement are not included.

Check us out at www.cwanalytical.com!