Director, Formulations Chemistry and Pharmacology
This role isn’t a traditional formulations chemistry job. We’re looking for creative, innovative thinkers to work on our most ambitious and exciting research and development projects. A strong understanding of pharmacology, neurobiology, and how the body processes phytocannabinoids and lipophyllic compounds is a big plus for us.
Also in the short term you’ll help us put together our lab. We’re moving into a new facility and you’ll help us design and outfit the phytocannabinoid research lab of the future.
This is a full time position. You'll be working from our (fully legal) R&D lab. Start immediately.
Typical tasks include:
Working with different excipients to devise different accelerant and decelerant options and preparing batches for testing by our pharmacology department
Planning and overseeing PK studies and other clinical research dedicated towards identifying new exciting approaches to manipulate the dose-response curve of edible cannabis.
Hiring and managing our formulations chemistry & pharmacology teams (as time and resources permit)
Integrating with our purifications team and other aspects of our R&D infrastructure
A strong understanding of pharmacology, biology, and how the body processes phytocannabinoids and lipophyllic compounds.
Must have worked with lipophyllic compounds in the past.
Should be a pharmokineticist or a pharmokinetics expert.
Must have performed a similar function in the past.
Experience with analytical HPLC, LCMS, SFC is a plus.
Experience in some aspect of human studies.
Must be willing to roll up sleeves and do work yourself since we are a startup and will not have much in the way of support staff for a while.
An understanding of how startups work.
Masters or Ph.D. in a related field.
Ability to manage, lead and inspire others.
NICE TO HAVE
Ability to work legally in Canada – but if not, it’s OK. We’ll cover your immigration.
TEAM KEY COMPETENCIES
Flexibility/adaptability. Copes effectively with complexity and change. Comfortable with ambiguity. Experience in a startup environment is preferred.
Able to produce significant output with minimal wasted effort.
Attention to detail. Organized, methodical, and meticulous.
Acts without being told what to do. Brings new ideas to the company.
Team-oriented style and strong work ethic. Possesses a strong willingness to work hard to get the job done and setting an example for the team. Has a track record of delivering on ambitious goals.
Appropriate balance of confidence and humility.
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