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Formulation Chemist

Company: 1906 New Highs
Location: Denver
Posted on: July 13, 2019

Job Description:

SEEKING: Formulation Chemist We've assembled a rock-solid team with deep expertise in cannabis, chocolate, herbal medicine, nutrition, chemistry and manufacturing and are on the hunt for a fellow self-starter to join our passionate bunch as we expand distribution into new states and continue to usecutting-edge science to launch new delivery formats, explore new active ingredients, and upgrade the product experience. As the Formulation Chemist for 1906, you will lead the effort to enhance time to onset and overall efficacy of our benefit-driven formulations in various formats, including chocolates, gummies, beverages, vapes, topicals and tablets. You will research the influence of cannabinoids and other psychoactive plant-derived compounds on the central nervous and endocannabinoid systems, and develop profiles of active compounds that target specific benefits along with delivery technologies that enhance their absorption and ensure consistent dosing, effects and safety. Reporting to our Chief Science Officer, you will play a key role in building a robust product pipeline and portfolio of intellectual property, and will partner with cross-functional team members to optimize formulations in the desired format at the bench and in production. 1906 values people with great character, dedication, and commitment, and our company gives such individuals expansive opportunity for growth and development. WHAT YOU'LL DO ---Use a scientific approach to identify the optimal profile of cannabinoids andcomplementary natural compounds required to achieve desiredpharmacologic effects and develop/revise formulations in accordance with1906's innovation strategy.--- Screen, optimize, and develop technologies aimed at improving absorption,time release, solubility, stability, and organoleptic properties of cannabinoidsand complementary actives in various delivery formats.--- Source and evaluate new sources of active ingredients as required to formulatenew products or maintain product lifecycle.--- Maintain laboratory notebooks detailing results of experimental findings.--- Develop product specifications, dose, and safety rationales and otherdocumentation required for consistent product quality, efficacy, andcompliance with applicable regulations.--- Conduct stability studies to inform formulation and ensure potency throughexpiration date.--- Ensure successful transfer and scale up of new technologies and ingredientsinto the desired format; support process validation and productiontroubleshooting.--- Partner with Applications Scientist to ensure successfulincorporation of actives/technology in desired format.--- Partner with Analytical Chemist and external testing labs to ensuresuccessful testing of active profile in finished product.--- Identify equipment, tools, ingredients, and processes required for labset up and successful execution of workplan; maintain a cleanlaboratory environment.--- Manage projects and use product development briefs to align ondeliverables and timelines.--- Develop relationships and effectively collaborate with externalresearchers, technology partners and suppliers.--- Participate in development of product pipeline and clinical researchprogram.--- Remain current on cannabis science and technology, industry trends,safety, quality, and regulatory requirements. REQUIREMENTS ---Master's degree or PhD in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry,Pharmacology, Pharmacognosy or related field.--- 5+ years of experience in drug formulation work in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical,or cannabis industries.--- Experience working across a broad range of delivery formats including beverages,confections, tablets, topical, inhalation and sublingual. Cannabis and/or nutraceuticalexperience a plus.--- Deep understanding of applicable drug delivery technologies and ingredients includingmicroencapsulation, controlled release, nanotechology, and excipients. Experiencewith lipophilic actives preferred.--- Demonstrated ability to commercialize new products and technologies.--- Project management skills, including ability to define and meet key milestones andmanage multiple projects simultaneously.--- Authentic desire to create novel psychoactive products that enhance human health andwell-being.--- Excellent oral and written communication skills with proven ability to workcross-functionally.--- Experience working in GMP environment.

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