Lead Analytical Chemist

Your job will involve performing analysis of beer, phytocannabinoids, terpenes, alcohol, calories, etc. If it involves analytics, you have to be able to do it. Familiarity with a myriad of instrumentation and techniques including HPLC, analytical SFC, ELSD, GCMS, LCMS, ICPMS, etc. will be necessary. This role is for a seasoned scientist, and will involve developing and optimizing new methods and critically evaluating relevant scientific advances and integrating that knowledge.

This is a full-time position. You'll be working from our (fully legal) R&D lab. Start immediately.

Typical tasks include:

  • Analytical evaluation of biological materials that includes: extraction of samples for chemical analyses and performing routine testing using standard operating protocols (SOPs).

  • Obtaining well-documented, reproducible and reliable results with limited supervision.

  • Developing and implementing appropriate analytical methodology and procedures following US FDA, Canada, and standard global guidelines/methods.

  • Managing external analytical testing.

  • Performing instrument set-up, operation, and maintenance. Requires competency in common laboratory skills, and method development

  • Advancing the technical capabilities of the department by evaluating, recommending and implementing new technologies to meet business needs.

  • Presenting project results and recommendations to senior management.

  • Providing guidance (scientific and administrative) for junior analytical scientists.

  • Maintaining and meeting the highest standards in quality and regulatory compliance.

  • Developing alternatives and solutions for a range of complex problems. Solutions require creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration, considering a broad range of potential impacts, including those that are downstream.

  • Proactively seeking out new information in the literature, regulations or other sources.


  • Experience with HPLC, analytical SFC and chromatography

  • Detail oriented documentation skills

  • Ability to review, compile, and communicate sample analysis results

  • Must have performed a similar function in the past

  • 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.


  • Ability to work legally in Canada – but if not, it’s OK. We’ll cover your immigration.

  • Preferred experience in analytical testing of medical cannabis.

  • Experience in preparing regulatory submissions.


  • 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.


  • Ivy League graduates


  • Grimsby, Ontario


  • To apply, send your resume and cover letter to jobs@provincebrands.com. Please use the position your are applying for as the subject of your email.