Our science is cannabis. It’s the only thing we study and test, so we literally know it inside and out. Our co-founder Jonathan Page was the first person to map the plant’s genome, after all. Together, we’re a group of people who are as passionate about the science behind better cannabis and testing it as we are about its potential to improve lives.
Looking for purpose in every day
Ours is to test, advance, and share
what we know.
With a 20-year history of cannabis research, we’re no strangers to the plant and its benefits. By sharing this knowledge, we hope to break down old stereotypes, legitimize its ability to improve lives, and ensure consumers have access to safe cannabis products in a newly regulated environment.
We do this from Canada’s West Coast, with our headquarters and testing labs in Vancouver and soon our world-leading, Cannabis Innovation Centre, focused on cannabis breeding and genetics, in Comox.
Science is obviously big with us. Among our staff of 52, we have 31 scientists who are a mix of biochemists, microbiologists, biotechnologists, and geneticists. Nine have PhDs.
Our founders – Jonathan Page and John Coleman – have decades of research and knowledge between them. Forgive us the plant analogy, but their combined backgrounds and expertise are the roots to Anandia’s strong scientific foundation and budding future.
Cannabis Innovation Centre
Opening in 2019, our Cannabis Innovation Centre on Vancouver Island will be the world’s first advanced breeding centre for cannabis. It will be home to our disease and insect-containment facilities as well as our phenotyping laboratory. Phase 1 includes a 22,500-square-foot greenhouse with 10,000 square feet of laboratory space, and phase 2 will add even more research, cultivation, and laboratory space.
Close to scenic False Creek, in the Great Northern Way community, our new headquarters has been custom-designed and -built specifically for cannabis testing. These state-of-the-art testing labs not only expand our current testing capacity, they will help our R&D into new testing methods.
Current career openings
Analytical Chemist – Stability Testing
Results-oriented proactive Analytical Chemist / Project Manager to coordinate cannabis stability testing with our award-winning team of cannabis science experts. For this new position at Anandia, we are looking for a combination hands-on chemist & project manager who can multi-task and can thrive in a dynamic laboratory environment.
Manager – Research & Development
Focused and organized Manager – Research & Development to lead Anandia’s method development team. With a focus on analytical chemistry, this position will lead a team developing test methods for a wide range of new cannabis products. Efficiency and strong leadership are a must for this role. If you’re passionate about the potential in cannabis and you can see yourself in this role, we want to meet you.
Technician – Microbiology
Team-oriented, meticulous Technician – Microbiology to conduct cannabis testing with our award-winning team of cannabis science experts. This position will apply aseptic techniques to carry out the performance of routine tests for a range of microorganism contaminants in raw and processed cannabis products. Joining a strong team of microbiologists and analytical chemists, the successful candidate will demonstrate precise techniques and a collaborative nature.