Research and Development Technologist

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We are seeking a Research and Development Technologist to report directly to the Head of Research and Development that will be responsible for leading various types of R&D projects, including those related to formulation, product development, process development and stability studies. R&D Technicians will work closely with the Head of R&D and the R&D Project Manager to establish project timelines and to ensure these timelines are met. Collaboration with operations, quality and marketing departments will also be required to ensure R&D projects align with company goals. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and have a strong passion for research.



    • Plan and execute on R&D projects as directed by the Head of R&D
    • Develop project timelines and work efficiently to ensure timelines are met
    • Perform experiments and data analysis, document the experimental observations and calculations, and summarize the findings
    • Apply Design of Experiments (DoE) approach to experimental design
    • Assist with the installation, qualification and commissioning of R&D equipment
    • Operate and maintain R&D equipment
    • Find suppliers of raw materials and assist in the vendor/material qualification process
    • Utilize a legible R&D notebook to document R&D activities and adhere to company and regulatory standards for controlled notebooks
    • Write SOPs, batch records and other technical documents
    • Present findings to the R&D team during team meetings
    • Contribute to a positive team environment that promotes hard work, curiosity, innovation and execution
    • Adhere to all company policies and SOPs


    • Bachelor’s Degree in science or engineering
      • Master’s degree is considered an asset
    • 3+ years R&D experience in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical or food and beverage industries (preferred)
    • R&D experience in the cannabis industry is considered an asset
    • Experience using Design of Experiments (DoE) approach to R&D
    • Knowledge of analytical testing methods and ability to interpret analytical data
    • Ability to write high quality technical documents (R&D reports, SOPs, batch records)
    • Self-motivated and passionate about R&D
    • Demonstrated leadership skills
    • Impeccable verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent project and time management skills
    • Strong attention to detail with an ability to stay on the critical path and execute
    • Ability to manage more than one project at a time
    • Proven ability to plan, organize, and execute development projects

If your experience and skill set aligns with the above please submit your resume to with subject line ‘Research and Development Technologist application.’


About The Valens Company

The Valens Company is a global leader in the end-to-end development and manufacturing of innovative, cannabinoid-based products. The Company is focused on being the partner of choice for leading Canadian and international cannabis brands by providing best-in-class, proprietary services including CO2, ethanol, hydrocarbon, solvent-less and terpene extraction, analytical testing, formulation and white-label product development and manufacturing. Valens is the largest third-party extraction Company in Canada with an annual capacity of 425,000 kg of dried cannabis and hemp biomass at our purpose-built facility in Kelowna, British Columbia which is in the process of becoming European Union (EU) Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) compliant. The Valens Company currently offers a wide range of product formats, including tinctures, two-piece caps, soft gels, oral sprays and vape pens as well as beverages, concentrates, topicals, edibles, injectables, natural health products and has a strong pipeline of next-generation products in development for future release. Finally, the Company’s wholly-owned subsidiary Valens Labs is a Health Canada licensed ISO 17025 accredited cannabis testing lab providing sector-leading analytical services and has partnered with Thermo Fisher Scientific to develop a Centre of Excellence in Plant-Based Science. For more information, please visit The Company’s investor deck can be found specifically at

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