Canada: Analyst – Cannabis Labstat International Inc. Kitchener, ON

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Certified Group is committed to delivering expert solutions and quality testing our customers can feel confident in – on time, every time – so the world can trust in what it consumes. As a leading North American provider of laboratory testing, regulatory consulting, and certification & audit services, Certified Group includes Food Safety Net Services (FSNS), FSNS Certification & Audit, Certified Laboratories, EAS Consulting Group, and Labstat International Inc. Certified Group provides analytical testing and regulatory guidance services in the food & beverage, dietary supplements & NHP, cosmetics, OTC, personal care, tobacco, nicotine, cannabis, and hemp industries.

We have embarked on an important journey to unify and strengthen our culture by living these core values: Start with the Customer, Drive to Deliver, Commit to Safety and Quality, and Believe in the Team — including believing in you.

We are currently looking for a Analyst, Cannabis to join our growing team in Kitchener!


Reporting to Manager, Cannabis, the Analyst is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance and operation of analytical equipment, as part of a team accountable for the generation of analytical results. This includes preparation of standards and solutions, calibration of instrument, chromatographic integration and interpretation, as well as, reporting and evaluation of results used in the analytical process.


Primary responsibilities of the job:

  • Run analytical samples on the required instrumentation ensuring:
  • Correct injection, proper integration, calculation and recording of sample results, etc.
  • equipment calibration and verification is performed prior to sample analysis.
  • Accuracy and precision in proper preparation of solutions, calibration standards, spike solutions, etc.
  • The Analytical Standards database is maintained, records of standards in use are filed and maintained, records of retained and discarded standards are updated.
  • Applicable QC charting for instrument calibration and control samples are updated to monitor instrument performance.
  • Quality control parameters are recorded by constantly monitoring/calculating/charting (where applicable) of LFB, LFM, standards run as samples and control brand results, during the instrument run in “real” time
  • Thorough QC investigations are conducted when instrument or control samples data fail to meet target values.
  • Generate reports that include relevant QC information (recoveries, standards as samples, etc.) and involve the combining of smoking data with instrument data including:
    • Reviewing the completeness of the data package, with records associated to any investigations of unexpected results, prior to submitting to the Scientist.
  • Perform derivatization, solid phase extractions (SPE) and/or final dilutions, of samples (or standards) to be run on the instrument, as required.
  • Ensure proper performance of instrumentation / equipment by:
    • Conducting certain maintenance and/or repairs, as well as, maintain communication with the instrument repair representative(s) during service calls.
    • Performing equipment verification (syringe, pipettor) and glassware verification.
  • The employee shall implement the Laboratory Quality Policy and perform their duties in accordance to existing project specific requirements, current Test Methods, study plans and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • Compliance to Health & Safety policies and procedures and wear required Personal Protective equipment at all times
  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

  • M.Sc. or B.Sc. (Chemistry, preferred)
  • Knowledgeable in using, handling and disposing of chemicals properly and safely
  • Understanding of chemical measurements and able to measure solutions properly
  • Thorough understanding of contamination
  • Able to prioritize to remain efficient


What we Offer:

  • Competitive wages
  • Benefits
  • RRSP Matching
  • TFSA’s
  • Training Programs
  • Social events


Labstat values a diverse workforce.


Labstat values Equal Opportunity and embraces diversity. Begin a dynamic and rewarding career by becoming a member of Labstat’s team of professionals!


Labstat is committed to meeting the accessibility requirements under the AODA and we invite applicants to contact us for specific requirements.

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