Product Development Technologist

by Justyn Bostic
02.08.2022

THE COMPANY

Headquartered in Roxboro, N.C., Open Book Extracts is a cGMP-certified manufacturer of premium plant-based cannabinoid products, aiming to be the industry’s true north by delivering premium products, exceptional service, and industry-leading transparency. With control of the entire supply chain, a state-of-the-art extraction campus near North Carolina’s Research Triangle, proprietary refinement and conversion methods backed by a growing IP portfolio, and a team of PhD chemists and seasoned business leaders, OBX is positioned to be the trusted partner for global brands seeking to enter the marketplace. OBX Asia, with its headquarters in Hong Kong, provides strategic guidance and on-the-ground support for our Asia customers.

THE POSITION

We are seeking an entry level Product Formulation Technologist who will be responsible for assisting the development of new products from concept to commercialization that support company growth. Position will also assist enhancement and improvement upon current products. Serves as a technical aid that supports product development and improvements, quality improvements, and customer requests. Assist the R&D team with the activities and operations required to complete the functions of the research and development department. Study and comprehend all policies, procedures and operational guidelines set by the management team. Is responsible for generation of representative pilot samples and production batches for internal and external customer evaluations through the use of appropriate scale-down process models. Other duties include assisting process optimization and product enhancement activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists new product process from development to commercialization, within defined company, industry, and regulatory parameters*
  • Executes lab scale and small batch experimentation to support all levels of formulation, analytics, and processing for multiple cannabis-based research.
  • Assists in new research and development procedures and techniques under the supervision of the Senior Formulation Scientists
  • Executes individual project goals and follows outlined priorities for research and development endeavors.
  • Records and aids maintenance of technical documents, databases, and reports.
  • Follows SOPs, formulation spreadsheets, inventories, traceability logs, tracking logs, etc.
  • Aids in the maintenance of inventories for research and developments raw materials, chemicals, and equipment.
  • Follows complex instructions and formulations in the preparation of cannabis extract, concentrates, and infused products.
  • Follows guidelines for acceptance and testing of chemical raw-materials in finished blends
  • Operates within company’s Quality Management System
  • Participates in team driven activities to facilitate on- going production improvements or new product development projects.
  • Familiarity with scientific principles and research and development laboratory experience. Can follow written direction and maintain a laboratory notebook.
  • Practices highly sterile laboratory cleaning procedures throughout the facility with focus and personal contributions towards a clean and organized assigned work area at the end of the assigned shift.
  • Capability of troubleshooting, fixing, and services a wide range of equipment and software with little to no assistance.
  • Promotes a positive can-do attitude
  • Communicates effectively and consistently in writing and verbally with all levels of staff
  • Collaborates in cross functional teams to meet research and development schedules.
  • Understands and meets daily goals, expectations, and deadlines.
  • Consistently enforces all company policies & procedures.
  • Conducts stability studies on formulations
  • Writes necessary documents for manufacturing feasibility
  • Prepares product registration documentation and product chemistry packages to meet regulatory requirements.
  • Responsible for batch production from pilot scale to process validation.
  • Performs additional special projects as assigned.

EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent experience in research and development, chemical or pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Experience with HPLC testing and other stability testing methods.
  • Proven problem-solving skills and track record of successful technical accomplishments
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all employees.
  • Ability to take direction and initiative.
  • Skills in intermediate math.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with coworkers and management.
  • Enthusiasm for research and formulating/improving product formulations.
  • Ability to be detail oriented, multi-task and produce results.
  • Superior organizational skills.
  • Strong understanding of cGMP guidelines and FDA regulations related to the pharmaceutical industry *
  • Proficient using MS Office applications.*
  • Experience with FDA and other regulatory agency requirements

OTHER DETAILS

  • This is a full-time position based out of Roxboro, NC or Raleigh/Durham, NC.
  • Compensation commensurate with experience.
  • Background and reference checks required.
  • Periodically required to be available to virtually meet with international clients during non-traditional business hours.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

  • Must be able to lift, carry and balance up to 50 pounds
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
  • Ability to walk and stand for long periods of time (4-6 hours) with frequent kneeling and bending.
  • Working in limited climate-controlled facilities and may experience extreme heat or cold
  • Work with heavy fumes, plants, airborne particles and chemicals
  • Must be comfortable working with and around heavy machinery
  • May experience moderately high noise levels

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

Open Book Extracts is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and
skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

APPLY NOW: 

Apply Here: [email protected] 

Rhonda Coates, HR Director, Open Book Extracts

THE COMPANY

Headquartered in Roxboro, N.C., Open Book Extracts is a cGMP-certified manufacturer of premium plant-based cannabinoid products, aiming to be the industry’s true north by delivering premium products, exceptional service, and industry-leading transparency. With control of the entire supply chain, a state-of-the-art extraction campus near North Carolina’s Research Triangle, proprietary refinement and conversion methods backed by a growing IP portfolio, and a team of PhD chemists and seasoned business leaders, OBX is positioned to be the trusted partner for global brands seeking to enter the marketplace. OBX Asia, with its headquarters in Hong Kong, provides strategic guidance and on-the-ground support for our Asia customers.

THE POSITION

We are seeking an entry level Product Formulation Technologist who will be responsible for assisting the development of new products from concept to commercialization that support company growth. Position will also assist enhancement and improvement upon current products. Serves as a technical aid that supports product development and improvements, quality improvements, and customer requests. Assist the R&D team with the activities and operations required to complete the functions of the research and development department. Study and comprehend all policies, procedures and operational guidelines set by the management team. Is responsible for generation of representative pilot samples and production batches for internal and external customer evaluations through the use of appropriate scale-down process models. Other duties include assisting process optimization and product enhancement activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assists new product process from development to commercialization, within defined company, industry, and regulatory parameters*
  • Executes lab scale and small batch experimentation to support all levels of formulation, analytics, and processing for multiple cannabis-based research.
  • Assists in new research and development procedures and techniques under the supervision of the Senior Formulation Scientists
  • Executes individual project goals and follows outlined priorities for research and development endeavors.
  • Records and aids maintenance of technical documents, databases, and reports.
  • Follows SOPs, formulation spreadsheets, inventories, traceability logs, tracking logs, etc.
  • Aids in the maintenance of inventories for research and developments raw materials, chemicals, and equipment.
  • Follows complex instructions and formulations in the preparation of cannabis extract, concentrates, and infused products.
  • Follows guidelines for acceptance and testing of chemical raw-materials in finished blends
  • Operates within company’s Quality Management System
  • Participates in team driven activities to facilitate on- going production improvements or new product development projects.
  • Familiarity with scientific principles and research and development laboratory experience. Can follow written direction and maintain a laboratory notebook.
  • Practices highly sterile laboratory cleaning procedures throughout the facility with focus and personal contributions towards a clean and organized assigned work area at the end of the assigned shift.
  • Capability of troubleshooting, fixing, and services a wide range of equipment and software with little to no assistance.
  • Promotes a positive can-do attitude
  • Communicates effectively and consistently in writing and verbally with all levels of staff
  • Collaborates in cross functional teams to meet research and development schedules.
  • Understands and meets daily goals, expectations, and deadlines.
  • Consistently enforces all company policies & procedures.
  • Conducts stability studies on formulations
  • Writes necessary documents for manufacturing feasibility
  • Prepares product registration documentation and product chemistry packages to meet regulatory requirements.
  • Responsible for batch production from pilot scale to process validation.
  • Performs additional special projects as assigned.

EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent experience in research and development, chemical or pharmaceutical manufacturing
  • Experience with HPLC testing and other stability testing methods.
  • Proven problem-solving skills and track record of successful technical accomplishments
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all employees.
  • Ability to take direction and initiative.
  • Skills in intermediate math.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with coworkers and management.
  • Enthusiasm for research and formulating/improving product formulations.
  • Ability to be detail oriented, multi-task and produce results.
  • Superior organizational skills.
  • Strong understanding of cGMP guidelines and FDA regulations related to the pharmaceutical industry *
  • Proficient using MS Office applications.*
  • Experience with FDA and other regulatory agency requirements

OTHER DETAILS

  • This is a full-time position based out of Roxboro, NC or Raleigh/Durham, NC.
  • Compensation commensurate with experience.
  • Background and reference checks required.
  • Periodically required to be available to virtually meet with international clients during non-traditional business hours.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

  • Must be able to lift, carry and balance up to 50 pounds
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to perform grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.
  • Ability to walk and stand for long periods of time (4-6 hours) with frequent kneeling and bending.
  • Working in limited climate-controlled facilities and may experience extreme heat or cold
  • Work with heavy fumes, plants, airborne particles and chemicals
  • Must be comfortable working with and around heavy machinery
  • May experience moderately high noise levels

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT

Open Book Extracts is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We embrace diversity and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and
skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

APPLY NOW: 

Apply Here: [email protected]extracts.com 

Rhonda Coates, HR Director, Open Book Extracts

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