Since 2011, PharmLabs has been Southern California's premier ISO/IEC 17025 certified cannabis testing laboratory. We provide the cannabis community throughout California with laboratory testing and analytic services, ensuring safe products and helping consumers with proper dosing.

We have current openings for self-motivated, reliable, and experienced individuals to assist us throughout the state of California. This is an incredible opportunity to enter into the "Green Rush" to work with one of the most trusted scientific laboratories in the cannabis business as we expand to Northern California.


4 Current Openings:

(1) Cannabis Laboratory Technician

Location: San Diego, CA

Fastest growing industry, exciting work environment, rapid advancement opportunity.

Are you passionate about cannabis and want to hop on the "green rush?" PharmLabs LLC is seeking an enthusiastic scientist to add to their rapidly expanding team of cannabis professionals.

Position Summary:
The laboratory technician conducts sample preparation for extraction, laboratory investigations, experiments, and/or research activities. The laboratory technician uses a variety of statistical methods such as GC, GC Head Space, MS, UV-Vis Spectroscopy, HPLC, ELISA and microbiological culturing to analyze a variety cannabis matrices.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Prepare samples for potency, residual solvents, terpenes, and microbial testing
  • Performs logging and testing of samples
  • Uses computer terminal to process analyzed data
  • Processes, organizes, and summarizes data and reports results of experiments
  • Basic customer service needs such as assisting with clients when needed
Required Qualifications:
  • MUST BE 21 YEARS OLD
  • Minimum requirement of an associate's degree from an accredited college or vocational school in
  • Chemistry/Biology or related laboratory sciences degree
  • Two years work experience in a professional medical/environmental/scientific laboratory performing duties
  • related to this position
  • Experience with GC and HPLC
  • Experience with software applications such as Excel, Word, and LIMS
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Mass Spectrometry and Microbiological culturing
  • Working knowledge of GC and HPLC maintenance such as changing the liner, septa, and trimming column
Benefits:
  • Part-time with the opportunity to transition to full-time
  • Compensation starting at $17/hr
  • Flexible hours
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Exciting work environment
  • Fast growing company with room to grow
The Location:
Ocean Beach San Diego is a beautiful beach town with historic business district dominated by small, family owned businesses. PharmLabs LLC is conveniently located just a few blocks away from the beach where locals and tourists alike spend their days surfing, sunbathing, and fishing off the pier.
Why Should You Apply?
  • Work in the fastest growing industry in biotech
  • Work with industry's latest technology including SPE, robotic automation system, GC, LC/MS
  • Exposure to an extreme variety of products and experience sampling unique matrices
  • Corporate culture is fun, young, and exciting
Interested? Email us!

(2) Multiple Unit Logistics Expert, Part Time and Full Time Positions Available. Hours may be non-traditional, swing shift or overnight.

Location: Remote - Bay Area, Salinas/Monetrey, CA
Position summary:
The Multiple Unit Logistics Expert is responsible for collecting the tamper proof packages containing testing samples from the Sampling & Transportation Specialists we have throughout the state and ensuring safe transportation to our multiple PharmLabs laboratory locations.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. Meet with STS’s to collect multiple units of secured samples for testing.
  2. Store samples in a safe and secure location when not transporting samples in a vehicle BCC could construe “storing” as something other than transporting. Clients that may read this might see delays. Let's leave this off.
  3. Ensure samples are protected from any extreme environmental conditions to protect the integrity of the samples
  4. Transport samples to any of the multiple laboratory locations in the State of California as directed
  5. While transporting samples the vehicles inside temperature must be kept below 80 degrees Fahrenheit
  6. Follow all traffic laws
  7. Wear a seatbelt
  8. Report any accidents to your supervisor immediately.
  9. Report any change in insurance within 24 hours
  10. Report suspension or loss of Drivers License within 24 hours
  11. Brand ambassador of PharmLabs and always selling the brand and additional services
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Valid Driver's License and Insurance
  • Must be 21+ years of age
  • Must have clean driving record
  • Must be able to drive for long periods of time
  • Completed 2 years of college coursework
  • Strong communication skills
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic
  • Knowledge of California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control’s Medical and Adult Use Regulations
  • Must be able to pass a Live Scan background check prior to and periodically throughout employment.
  • Must not be employed or have any ownership in any other CA cannabis industry license type.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Requires lengthy periods of sitting and driving.
  • Requires the ability to read, write, communicate, and interpret information accurately in English.
  • Requires the ability to concentrate and consistently produce accurate work.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.
Interested? Email us!

(3) Sample Transportation Specialist, Part Time and Full Time Positions Available.

Location: Remote - Grass City, Sacramento, Salinas, Monterey, Fresno, Bay Area, CA
Position summary:

A SAMPLING & and TRANSPORTATION SPECIALIST (STS) is one of the most crucial parts of the testing process! The STS is responsible to travel to California’s licensed cultivation, manufacturing and distribution facilities and personally collect samples using a proven scientific method to ensure the sample is representative of the batch. An STS will collect samples consisting of flower, oil, edibles and other cannabis products while following a strict standard operating procedure and transporting them to the analytic testing laboratory.

Once the samples arrive at the testing laboratory they will be processed for Potency, Pesticides, Residual Solvents, Microbiological, Toxins, Heavy Metals and filth/foreign inspections. If the testing results pass the California testing criteria set forth, then they are allowed to be sold to the consumers in the State of California. This ensures the health and safety of the population of the great State of California!

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  1. Ensure area is as clean and free from contaminants and filth as possible and sanitize tools
  2. Obtain a representative samples from each batch;
  3. Assign a unique sample identifier to each sample and sample increment;
  4. Follow chain-of-custody protocols to ensure that sample integrity is such that it may be maintained from point of collection to receipt of samples at the laboratory;
  5. Wear proper personal equipment items during the entire sampling process
  6. Properly store and handle samples
  7. Properly record in the Sample Field Log
  8. Sample Unpackaged Harvest Batches and Medical Cannabis Goods
  9. Complete the Sampler Training Requirements
  10. Package samples in tamper proof packaging
  11. Transport tamper-proof packaging to a Multiple Unit Logistics Expert
  12. While transporting samples the vehicles inside temperature must be kept below 80 degrees Fahrenheit
  13. Follow all traffic laws
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Valid Driver's License and Insurance
  • Must be 21+ years of age
  • Must have clean driving record
  • Completed 2 years of college coursework
  • Strong communication skills
  • Adaptability and flexibility
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong work ethic
  • Knowledge of California’s Bureau of Cannabis Control’s Medical and Adult Use Regulations
  • Must be able to pass a Live Scan background check prior to and periodically throughout employment.
  • Must not be employed or have any ownership in any other CA cannabis industry license type.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Requires the ability to read, write, communicate, and interpret information accurately in English.
  • Requires the ability to concentrate and consistently produce accurate work.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.
  • The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.
Interested? Email us!

(4) Office/Facilities Manager

Location: Coachella Valley, CA

The PharmLabs brand is a rapidly expanding, multi-state network of ISO 17025 accredited cannabis analytical testing laboratories. Come join the Green Rush!

PharmLabs is a well established and well-known ISO/IEC 17025:2005 accredited testing laboratory that holds a CA State license with the Bureau of Cannabis Control.

We are looking for an experienced office manager with excellent interpersonal skills and a passion for ensuring safe cannabis for California’s newly legal market.

The role is multifaceted and includes office management, client relations, sales, sample intake and ensuring smooth day-to-day operations. See the position summary below for more details.

PharmLabs Coachella location is the only operating and accredited cannabis laboratory in the entire Coachella Valley. The City of Coachella and the surrounding municipalities in the Coachella Valley are estimated to produce the majority of cannabis and cannabis-derived products for the State of California. The incumbent will play a key role ensuring safe products are available to the Nation’s new epicenter of the Green Rush.

Nestled in the valley, Coachella is located near the Joshua Tree National Park, the Salton Sea and the resort city of Palm Springs. There are plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities so that you may take advantage of the beautiful, dry climate. On average, there are 274 sunny days per year in Coachella and an average of 3 inches of rain annually. The city is experiencing rapid growth, but real estate market remains some of the most incredible values in California.

Position Summary:

Our ideal candidate is computer savvy, great on the phones and loves interacting with a diverse group of people. Our clients come from a wide variety of industries and cannabis science knowledge, so strong interpersonal skills are a must for this position.

Being well versed in the Emergency Regulations released by the Bureau of Cannabis Control under the MAUCRSA is an important part of this role. As regulations continue to change with state legislature, it will be important to stay up to date and understand how changes can affect our services and day to day operations.

As the face of PharmLabs, our ideal candidate would serve as a brand ambassador; answering phones, responding to email inquiries and greeting walk-in clients. Knowledge about our testing services and cannabis products will be an important part of this role to help support to our clients successfully. An understanding of the basics of chemical and biological analytical chemistry is important to communicate testing results with clients and describing our services.

Candidates must be detail oriented. Part of this role is the intake of client test samples and inputting them into the Laboratory Information Management System as well as ensuring products are correctly labeled for testing by the Laboratory staff.

To maintain the independence of the laboratory, and under current regulations, laboratory staff can not be employed by or have ownership in any other cannabis license type.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Answer incoming calls, determine the purpose of calls and transfer calls as necessary.
  • Greet walk-in clients
  • Provide proper information about testing and our services to clients
  • Check in all client test samples and input them accurately into LIMS
  • Assist with integration of test samples and spreadsheet creation for test samples
  • Support Social Media efforts, posting and responding on behalf of the brand and creation of content for centralized social media efforts.
  • Sending new client welcome emails
  • Adding new client emails to the newsletter distribution list
  • Contributes to Monthly Newsletter
  • Clean floors, bathroom, dusting and empty trash
  • Track office supplies needed and report to Operations Manager
  • Refill office educational information as needed
  • Take and deliver messages
  • Monitors visitor access to the Laboratory
  • Interacts and coordinates with various vendors
  • Provides ongoing support to Laboratory staff
  • Receives, sorts and distributes mail; prepares outgoing mail and ensures it is mailed
  • Receives and processes deliveries
  • Drafts correspondence, generates reports and other documents
  • Attends industry events and mixers
  • Creates and maintains forms necessary to the operation of the Laboratory
  • Ensures reception area is well maintained, neat and clean
  • Performs a variety of other duties as assigned

Benefits include: Paid Time Off, Holiday Pay, Sick Pay, an exciting work atmosphere

As PharmLabs expands throughout California and the nation, opportunities for exceptional employees to relocate or advance may become available. Through science and strong leadership, we’re looking to make history.

If you have top-notch customer service skills, describe yourself as detailed oriented, have basic knowledgeable about the cannabis industry, and are interested in joining the front lines of this growing industry submit your resume and cover letter today.

Job Type: Full-time

Interested? Email us!