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Senior Process Chemist

About Caliper Foods

Caliper Foods (caliperfoods.life), formerly Stillwater, is a consumer packaged goods company that offers safe and standardized hemp-derived soluble cannabinoids to both consumers and manufacturers alike. 

 

Caliper Foods encompasses two distinct business lines: (1) Caliper Commercial Ingredients, which provides soluble CBD ingredients at scale to food, beverage, supplement, and other CPG manufacturers; and (2) Caliper Consumer, which sells its own line of CBD-infused products nationwide. 

 

Caliper Foods was founded in 2015 on the belief that cannabinoids, especially non-psychoactive compounds like CBD, are a major new category in functional ingredients.

 

About the Job

We are looking for a Senior Process Chemist to expand our existing in-house analytical capabilities to increase process control, production quality verification and further our in-depth, product application knowledge. The role offers significant growth opportunities and diverse work experience.

 

What you’ll be responsible for:

Test and verify production quality

  • Accurate and timely quality control testing required for product release and COA creation
  • Testing of critical inbound raw materials for analytical conformance
  • Assure the quality of laboratory services provided meet the strict company standards
  • Manage internal and external testing programs

 Fundamental Research - 

  • Create studies designed to monitor product stability for existing products and key client’s new products. Verifying data against acceptance criteria, such as cannabinoid profile
  • Develop basic test methods to apply and control for production quality.  Testing methods to be developed include product viscosity, density measurement, solubility rates, moisture measurement, oxidation potential, and powder flowability
  • Determination of product stability after undergoing exposure to accelerated shelf life testing conditions
  • Imaging and measurement of oil in water food emulsions
  • Identify and work with key research institutes for in-depth problem solving and new product creation

Lab process and Accreditation - 

  • Prepare samples, media, and, calibration/quality control standards
  • Operate HPLC for data analysis of the prepared sample. Provide quality data for critical and time sensitive samples
  • Utilize chromatography software to analyze and report data
  • Participate in HPLC calibration, maintenance, and repair
  • Maintain analytical quality control processes and procedures designed to ensure that the results of laboratory analysis are consistent, comparable, accurate and within specified limits of precision
  • Maintain good laboratory document control, assuring proper records of reagents, standards, supplies, and samples
  • Prepare and update standard operating procedures as necessary for laboratory procedures
  • Organization and maintenance of Laboratory Q.A., safety, and GMP/GLP compliance documents

What we’ll love about you:

  • A process-oriented problem solver who can manage complex situations without panicking
  • A team player with a distaste for mercenaries
  • An organized, proactive nature that loves building systems and tools
  • An emotionally mature adult who prefers to work with other emotionally mature adults
  • An inquisitive, curious nature that views ignorance as an opportunity to learn or teach
  • A willingness to admit error quickly and move immediately on to improvement
  • A clear communicator in any format
  • Excellent time management skills

What you’ll love about us:

  • A fast-growing company with a deep belief in the value of developing talent internally from within
  • A group of sane, rational executives who try their best to be decent human beings
  • An environment where fire drills are the exception, not the norm
  • We offer flexible PTO for all full-time employees
  • We pay competitive salaries for all roles. For salaried employees, we also cover 100% of your healthcare premium
  • For more details on the culture we foster, visit: http://bit.ly/2F5zhPt

Qualifications:

  • Strong academic background with a minimum of a B.S. in physical or life sciences
  • Minimum of 5 years of related laboratory work experience
  • Experience in analytical method development, validation, and optimization
  • Be scientifically astute and creative for product and process development
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Work well in a manufacturing environment
  • Be hands-on and effectively wear many hats
  • Work independently while working in a team environment to achieve common goals
  • Effectively represent Caliper Foods to outside clients (i.e. technical business development).

Caliper Foods is committed to creating and celebrating a diverse work environment. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and hire solely on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

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