Laboratory Technologist Lead

Smiths Falls, ON

The Laboratory Lead, Manufacturing Process Development, is a Senior Laboratory Technician role. The responsibilities include monitoring that best practices in Health & Safety are followed and overseeing that laboratories and cannabis handling are in compliance with regulations. These duties will occupy approximately 25% of the time. The remainder of the time is spent on Laboratory Technician duties.  



Laboratory Lead duties

  • Oversee physical rooms, equipment, and cannabis in Manufacturing Process Development’s laboratories at Tweed Inc. Report immediately to the Director of Manufacturing Process Development should there be any issues.
  • Monitor that polices and best practices for Health & Safety are followed and ensure that any safety concerns are immediately reported to the Director of Manufacturing Process Development.
  • Perform quarterly cannabis inventory checks and reporting.
  • Receive and inventory incoming cannabis samples in all specialty licenses held by Manufacturing Process Development’s laboratories.
  • Liaising with other departments for the transfer of cannabis between licenses held by Manufacturing Process Development’s laboratories.
  • Facilitate shipping of cannabis to external partners and customers.
  • Ensure laboratories is up to room specifications.
  • Receive, document and inventory incoming laboratory equipment and materials.
  • Ensure equipment in laboratories are being maintained, verified and calibrated as outlined in respective equipment file.
  • Ensure that SOPs are being adhered to when operating under Tweed’s various cannabis licenses.
  • Maintain and update supplies and chemical inventories.
  • Assist with training/onboarding of new and existing staff, as needed.

Laboratory Technician duties

  • Plan and carry out the testing of new extraction and isolation technologies or processes.
  • Perform and troubleshoot new processes to purify and isolate cannabinoids and other compounds by chromatography, crystallization, distillation or other techniques, as appropriate.
  • Support the day-to-day operations of the Manufacturing Process Development team, including hands-on technical support for a variety of routine tasks.
  • Receive direction and objective outlines from the Director of Manufacturing Process Development.
  • Work independently on complex assignments.
  • Provide and maintain written test documentation, including up-to-date lab books containing accurate results of all experiments, tests, formulations used, analytical results, and other pertinent information for internal review and intellectual property protection.
  • Write, summarize and report on technical data. Interpret experimental or analytical results.
  • Calibrate, qualify and maintain critical equipment.
  • Ensure compliance with Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), good laboratory practices, the Cannabis Act, and safety regulations.
  • Assist in the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • Maintain strict inventory control over starting materials, intermediates and finished product.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Post-secondary degree in biology, chemistry, food science, pharmacy, or equivalent.
  • A minimum of 3 years of cannabis process development in an industrial setting.
  • Good understanding of laboratory safety and cannabis regulations.
  • Strong skills in laboratory equipment troubleshooting and maintenance.
  • Ability to work in an independent, organized, and efficient manner in a fast-paced and demanding work environment.
  • Detail-oriented and strong time management skills.
  • Must be meticulous in work and note-taking.

Other Details

  • This is a full-time role based out of Smiths Falls, Ontario.
  • We appreciate the interest from all candidates, and promise to review all applications, but we will only be contacting those who best fit the requirements. If you don’t hear from us, don’t fret; every resume we get is kept in our database for six months for consideration in future searches for talent.
  • Canopy Growth welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.
  • Accommodations are available upon request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.
  • One last note: the chosen applicant will be required to successfully complete background and reference checks.
  • Thank you so much for your interest in Canopy Growth.

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