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You will have the opportunity to work in an independent 17025 ISO-accredited laboratory that invests heavily in state of the art instrumentation and analytical technologies and works with a multitude of Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers (MMTC) to provide them with high quality analytical data.

Modern Canna Laboratories is seeking a microbiologist with qPCR experience. You would be joining our laboratory team in Lakeland FL that is responsible for analytical work in a fast paced, high throughput laboratory.



  • Perform analyses and/or aid other employees performing analyses utilizing standard method or equipment as appropriate
  • Maintain knowledge of the quality assurance manual and standard operating procedures required for performance of analyses
  • Participate in sample prep and compositing when workload allows
  • Maintain knowledge of chemicals utilized in analyses
  • Update standard operating procedures when necessary
  • Work with the lead analyst and/or Technical Director on analyses if questions or concerns arise
  • Contact¬†the QA Manager and/or Laboratory Director if the quality control on an analysis does not meet the requirements
  • Monitor microbial inventory
  • Perform basic daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly maintenance on instrumentation used for their corresponding analysis
  • Assist with instrument troubleshooting
  • Maintain knowledge of chemicals utilized in analyses



  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Biology or a related field
  • 2 or more years experience in an analytical laboratory preferred
  • Experience with the operation and maintenance of qPCR preferred
  • Experience pipetting and/or plating preferred
  • Experience working with a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) preferred
  • Experience working in an ISO 17025 environment preferred



  • The ability to prioritize daily tasks and meet the demands of multiple priorities
  • Self-motivation, accountability, adaptability, and a positive attitude
  • The availability to work flexible schedules when required
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • The ability to handle client records and data according to strict privacy and confidentiality guidelines
  • Focus and commitment to continuous quality, innovation, and learning to help drive future development and deliver greater value to our clients
  • Extremely detail oriented and able to perform high volume, precise analytical work under pressure with calm confidence, speed and accuracy
  • Superior organizational skills
Employment Type
Job Location
Lakeland, Florida
Date posted
February 19, 2023
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Thank you for applying to Modern Canna. We appreciate your interest in joining our team. Please be advised that we are currently reviewing a high volume of applications. While we cannot guarantee that you will be contacted for an interview, rest assured that if your experience and skillset align with our needs, we will reach out to schedule an initial interview. Your patience is greatly appreciated during this process.

Thank you once again for considering a career with Modern Canna.

Best regards,

Modern Canna Hiring Team