Job description

At SKYMINT, we have one mission and one mission only: to change people's lives for the better.

Change your life. Change the world.        

Personal change. Social change. Political change. We want it all, and we’re committed to being trailblazers in the cannabis industry. By creating, developing, distributing, and selling the best cannabis products on the market, and by giving back to support positive change in our communities, we believe we cannot only change our customers’ lives for the better; we believe we can change the world.

At Skymint, we believe access to the best cannabis plants can help you live your best life.  So, we grow them right here in Michigan, giving farm-to-stash freshness at the best value around

We treat our teams like the modern-day cannabis sommeliers they are, giving them the resources, they need to create life-changing experiences for all. Why? Because we’ve seen what happens when happy people make happy plants.  We hope you’ll want to be a part of this team!


Position: Microbiologist

Reports To: Laboratory Supervisor/Manager

Location of Position: Skymint-HQ


Position Summary

The Microbiologist will be accountable for conducting tests and preparing documentation for Skymint Brands Internal Quality Laboratory. Under general supervision of the Lab Manager or supervisor, the Microbiologist will perform routine technical tasks in the lab and provides basic technical assistance in other areas to ensure throughput of samples through the Skymint Internal Quality Laboratory.  The Microbiologist will be solely responsible for any micro-related data collection in the lab to ensure efficiency and compliance.  Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to supporting daily operations of the lab and cultivation team as directed, preparing media, reagents and following standard operating procedures to provide data driven process decisions.

Microbiologist duties and Responsibilities

    Characterization of bacterial and fungal isolates.

    Utilize a variety of bioanalytical techniques, traditional culturing, and PCR techniques.

    Interpret and document test results according to standard operating procedures.

    Work with environmental monitoring of GMP areas and clean areas.

    Participate in investigations of QA &manufacturing products for out of trend items.

    Perform validation studies on new methods and assays in accordance with ISO 17025 requirements.

    Recommend and implement in-process improvements for the laboratory and GMP.

    Perform daily lab operations and data entry in an efficient and timely matter.

    Monitor product quality to ensure compliance to standards and specifications.

    Provide technical support and assistance to other lab personnel or internal staff.

    Write technical reports or prepare graphs and charts to document experimental results.

    Work with the Lab Manager to prepare and review SOPs and other controlled documentation

    Operate computer software and systems required to process and document data (METRC, LIMS, Microsoft Excel)

    Document instrumentation maintenance and recommended corrective action as directed.

    Assist in lab operations which take precedence at any given time.


Minimum Qualifications

·        Bachelor of Science in biology, chemistry, laboratory science or a related field or;

·        Associates degree in biology, chemistry, laboratory science or a related field and a minimum of two years laboratory experience; one year with a full-time microbiology focus.

·        Familiarity with molecular techniques and instrumentation.

·        Firm grasp on the fundamentals of microbiology.

·        Experience in a regulated environment (ISO17025, GLP, or A2LA)

·        Experience using aseptic technique and maintaining a sterile environment.

·        Ability to learn new techniques, multi-task, keep accurate records and comply with current company policies.

·        Accurate completion of mandated proficiency test within 90 days of hire.

·        Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

·        Experience performing DNA/RNA extractions, PCR-based assays.

·        Experience with qPCR Gene Expression assays.

·        Strong statistical skills.

·        Knowledge of allelic discrimination plotting, MMLM, Marker-trait Association.  


We offer

©      An Inspirational employee culture!

©      401(k), with industry setting company match!

©      Paid Time Off (PTO)

©      Generous store discounts

©      Health care plans (medical, dental, vision)

©      Disability insurance coverage (short and long term)

©      Company-paid life and accidental insurance

©      Career development, industry knowledge, and a differentiating cannabis education


Change the world with us!

Skymint Brands offer exciting and unique cannabis career opportunities across the state of Michigan in our retail stores, cannabis production facilities, and at our HQ office. Our strength is our people. We have a commitment to career growth and employee investment in an environment that values drive leadership, inclusion, and teamwork.

If you share our compassionate spirit and a passion for providing an industry-changing customer experience, take a moment to submit your resume today!

As an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), we are committed to equal opportunity for all employees and applicants. We do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual stereotyping, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, pregnancy (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), or any other federally, state and/or locally protected characteristic. Employment may be contingent upon receipt of a background check, a possible job-related drug test (excluding cannabis),and/or reference check, as applicable and permissible by law.

The information provided above indicates the general nature and level of work required of the position and is not a comprehensive list of all responsibilities or qualifications. The benefits list is only a highlight of some of the benefits offered; eligibility for certain benefits apply.



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