Laboratory Manager, Frederick


Curaleaf is a leading vertically integrated medical and wellness cannabis operator in the United States whose shares are publicly traded on the Canadian Stock Exchange under the symbol CURA. Curaleaf is committed to being the industry’s leading resource in education and advancement through research and advocacy. Curaleaf leverages its extensive research and development capabilities to distribute cannabis products in multiple formats with the highest standard for safety, effectiveness, consistent quality and customer care.

The Lab Manager oversees and manages personnel to perform all the tasks necessary to process CO2 extraction. Oversees and maintains quality control measures to ensure high quality product and carries out day-to-day tasks including: prepping, extracting, and packaging. Additional duties include monitoring and maintaining production facility in accordance with the State of Maryland and standards set by Curaleaf Inc.


  • Oversees production by creating and reviewing production schedule; studying and clarifying specifications; calculating requirements; assembling and weighing plant materials and supplies for extraction
  • QA/QC duties that require analytical testing for quality and consistency; data review
  • Operating highly sophisticated extraction equipment; Processing concentrates and extracts
  • Cleaning and maintenance of extraction equipment and laboratory facility following current good manufacturing practices (cGMP), and standard operating procedures; complying with legal regulations; monitoring environment
  • Operating, maintaining, and making adjustments and repairs to laboratory equipment such as liquid chromatography systems, pumps, microscopes, balances, centrifuges, and other laboratory equipment
  • Maintaining inventory records of supplies, materials, and equipment
  • Storing supplies and equipment, disposal of waste according to guidelines, and keeping laboratory, storerooms and working areas immaculate
  • Washing and sterilizing laboratory glassware
  • Creation of SOPs, training records, and related documentation
  • Maintaining material safety data sheets for all department chemicals and products
  • Reports to Executive Director on a bi-monthly basis with updates regarding production and processing schedule
  • Maintaining highest level of compliance to ensure processing operation is fully compliant with state regulations, federal and state laws
  • Assures that operation adheres to all business and industry license requirements-able to produce documents as proof immediately upon request


  • Knowledge of and hands on experience with Supercritical Extraction and Rotary Evaporation
  • Able to perform metabolic analysis HPLC and GC instrumentation
  • Able to process samples by collection, extraction, preparing for analysis, and quantifying results.
  • Familiar use of a wide range of pipettes and knowing their volume capabilities
  • Scientific laboratory procedures and techniques as used in a chemistry laboratory
  • Scientific laboratory equipment and apparatus
  • Scientific methods of measurements
  • Health and safety practices and precautions applicable to a chemistry laboratory
  • Proper and safe handling and disposal of harmful chemicals, substances, and hazardous wastes
  • Capabilities with computer systems, software, and hardware common to laboratories Record keeping procedures

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to perform repetitive techniques accurately and consistently
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, along with frequent bending
  • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, work with fingers
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and push up to 100 pounds with assistance


  • BS/BA Degree or greater with at least 4 years’ experience in a lab or manufacturing setting required
  • QA/QC experience with HPLC and GC analysis highly preferred
  • Scientific writing for processes, training, and procedures that require documentation
  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • Ability to pass a comprehensive background check through the State of Maryland

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