R&D Edibles Specialist

Date: Mar 24, 2024

Location: Midway, FL, US, 32343

Company: Trulieve


“Trulieve Grows One Patient at a Time”

If you have an interest in being part of one of the fastest growing industries in the nation in you may consider wanting to work for Trulieve! If you have a desire to help others in need through your efforts, this may be the role for you! 

At Trulieve, we strive to bring our patients the relief they need in a product they can trust. Our plants are hand-grown in an environment specially designed to reduce unwanted chemicals and pests, keeping the process as natural as possible at every turn.

Our products are designed to alleviate seizures, severe and persistent muscle spasms, pain, nausea, loss of appetite, and other symptoms associated with serious medical conditions such as cancer.

Our specially trained staff works hand-in-hand with physicians to provide the right products and the correct dosage to ensure patients get the compassionate care they need.

To learn more about our company, please visit our website; 




Requisition ID:  8668 


Remote Work Available: No 


R&D Edibles Specialist

Location: Tallahassee, FL 

Department: R&D

Reporting to: Director of Research & Development 



Job Summary:

The Research and Development Edibles Specialist is responsible Cannabis edibles formulation work at Trulieve’s Research and Development product development team. Working closely with the operations and marketing team, the Edibles Specialist conducts technical research on industry products and techniques while concurrently evaluating the company’s ability and desire to implement all enhancements to the company’s product line and manufacturing capabilities.  The R&D Edibles Specialist is expected to have a strong understanding of technology. This person will keep current the latest research and trends in order to innovate, develop and implement new products.  This person will consult with colleagues such as analytical lab manager, facilities, and cultivation personnel to facilitate product development and to streamline processes and update outdated processes. This position will report to the Director of Research and development.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides the resources and leadership for the successful manufacturing implementation of new products.
  • Develops new products based on consumer trends and company strategy and capabilities.
  • Provide input for labeling for all R&D products.
  • Collaborates with senior management, Marketing, and Operations to collaborate and devise new products and mechanisms.
  • Responsible for generating manufacturing specifications including submission of new or updated information to costing.
  • Confers with Quality colleagues to ensure quality and safety standards are met during commercial expansion plan.
  • Reviews critical data involving product and ingredient concerns and resolves issues to support company business objectives.
  • Monitors technologies used by other manufacturers.
  • Develops and verifies customer specifications including shelf life and handling procedures.
  • Collaborate with Quality and regulatory on compliance and technical documents.
  • Works closely with operations, purchasing and quality assurance to consolidate the use of existing raw materials to optimize costs. Collaborates with the evaluation of new ingredients and suppliers.
  • Produces and verifies Ingredients Statements and Nutritional information for each product.
  • Supports company strategic planning establishing priorities for product development team.
  • Engages direct reports in developmental and leadership opportunities.
  • Attends classes and seminars to improve technical skills and industry knowledge.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions

  • Travel to other states to facilitate new R&D initiatives.
  • Will spend many hours working on a computer.
  • Constant walking and standing on hard surfaces. Need to be able to climb and descend steps.
  • Frequent bending, pulling, pushing, and lifting up to 50 lbs.
  • Exposed to cool and hot temperatures in addition to noise.


Qualifications and Skills:

  • B.S. Level Education in Technology, Chemistry or Biochemistry.
  • 5- 10 years of demonstrated experience in R&D, QA, and chemistry.
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes.
  • Must have the ability to manage new and multiple projects from concept to commercialization.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and leadership experience.
  • High level of integrity and work ethic.
  • Ability to use existing resources to troubleshoot and resolve issues.
  • Ability to interpret statistics and research data.
  • Must have proficient problem-solving skills.
  • Must have proficient training, coaching, and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be self-motivated, an excellent team player, and able to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent computer skills – Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, Program Management tools, etc.

Salary will be commensurate with experience.   A comprehensive benefits package including paid time off is offered with this position. This position will work an average of 40 hours per week and will be available “after hours” if an emergency situation should arise.

Trulieve provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee