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Level II Biochemist - Cannabis Lab

Keystone State Testing
Harrisburg, PA
Closing date
Jun 26, 2022

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Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmaceutical, Laboratory
Organization Type
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Patients, Growers and Physicians rely on our analytical testing, information and services to help them make better decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It's about providing clarity and hope.

As a team member you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. You'll have a role where you can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve.

At KST, Our team members play an essential role in our success and in the services we provide. As a career, we offer a unique opportunity to develop your career with the #1 testing Lab in the US. We are tech driven, and we're creating the lab of the future - an environment where you can deliver cutting edge analytics and help us drive new discoveries and breakthroughs.

Basic Purpose:

The Biochemist position is a level II position for an individual with prior laboratory experience. The individual will perform routine and limited non-routine functions to aid in the preparation of and testing of samples.


Ability to follow Instruction (If you are not exceptional at following instruction, this is not for you)
Ability to travel / relocate as needed
Pass a full FBI background check


You can not follow instructions
If you are not willing to interview in person (We are not holding phone interviews at this time)
you can not relocate (we will provide assistance)

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Prepare samples for analysis using various methods in accordance with ISO standard operating procedures.
Data handling and report preparation.
Equipment familiarity preferred but not required (HPLC, LC-MS/MS, GC-MS/MS, ICPMS/MS)
Perform various microbiological tests for MMJ products such as total plate count, yeast and mold count, ecoli, salmonella, etc.
Perform various tests for pharmaceutical grade products such as Microbiological Examination of Non Sterile Products, Antimicrobial Effectiveness, Stability, Sterility Test, Environmental Monitoring, etc.
Work in fast paced, dynamic environment.
Visit client facilities to perform sampling.
Evaluate data

An ideal candidate would possess:

At Minimum a B.S in Bio-Physics, Bio-Chemistry, Micro-Bio, or Chemistry
At least 2 years of laboratory experience in a relevant field
Candidates with strong science backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Bio-Physics/ Chemistry/ Micro-Bio or General Lab experience is preferred.
Must be fluent with Microsoft Office, specifically Excel and Word.
Familiarization with a wide range of analysis methods, sampling equipment and instrumentation a plus.
Self-motivated, responsible individual with good communication skills and willingness to learn and progress over time through consistent dedication and training. The position requires the individual to multi-task, be independent/self-sufficient, and be flexible and participate in a team environment.
Quality Control experience.
High attention to detail.
Ability to work quickly and efficiently in a high pressure environment, while maintaining the highest level of quality.
Conscientious and responsible.

We Offer :

Opportunity for fast growth and advancement
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