Jr Lab Technician Internship (Cannabis Testing Lab)

Encore Labs LLC

Quality Assurance Internship

6 - 9 month paid internship

Encore Labs is looking for a jr lab technician/lab assistant intern who has worked in previous laboratory environments, preferably in the cannabis testing environment, food testing or environmental background. Candidate must also be open to working in different job functions in a start up lab environment.

Intern will be assisting lead & jr technicians with sample preparation for cannabis testing attributes for all types of cannabis samples for the following testing methods: microbials, pesticides, potency, heavy metals, residual solvents, etc. Intern will also help with any lab duties that may include but not limited to: cleaning lab glassware, ordering lab supplies and keeping track of inventory, assisting with lab samples status checks and general admin lab duties.

Encore Labs is an ISO 17206 exciting cannabis testing laboratory that currently has a license granted by the city & State. We are looking for self-starters and leaders who are willing to work with us on the ground up in this new industry to explore unchartered territories in the science analytical field. Upon completion of internship, candidate has opportunity to be advanced to full-time role as well as a letter of recommendation.

General Duties:

  • Sample preparation for cannabis goods for all testing categories
  • Logging samples into LIMS system
  • Assist in cleaning lab glassware
  • Calibrating all lab instruments daily
  • Assist in ordering lab supplies, standards, solvents and tracking inventory
  • Ensure and work under frameworks of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and ISO 17025
  • Assist lead & jr lab technicians with administrative lab-related duties
  • Flexibility, preparedness to adjust to rapidly developing priorities and carry multiple responsibilities in a start-up environment


  • Attention to Detail
  • Cannabis sample processing and testing preferred or food safety/environmental lab background
  • Pursuing Bachelors in the Sciences Preferred or Recent College Graduate (preferably Biological Science, Organic Chemistry);
  • Background working environment in ISO 17025 laboratory a plus


  • Competitive Pay & Bonuses
  • Exciting Start Up Environment
  • Company Outings , Catered Lunches and Happy Hours

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Internship

Salary: $14.00 to $15.00 /hour


  • Administrative: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Laboratory: 1 year (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Pasadena, CA (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)

Working days:

  • Monday
  • Wednesday
  • Tuesday
  • Friday
  • Thursday

Hours per week:

  • 20-29
  • 30-39

Internship Compensation:

  • Pay
  • College Credit

This Company Describes Its Culture as:

  • Detail-oriented -- quality and precision-focused
  • Stable -- traditional, stable, strong processes
  • People-oriented -- supportive and fairness-focused
  • Team-oriented -- cooperative and collaborative