July 21, 2020

DEADLINE: Friday August 28, 2020.

AOAC INTERNATIONAL (AOAC) is recruiting expert volunteers for the launching of an Expert Review Panel (ERP) for Microbial Contaminant Methods for Cannabis & Hemp to review submitted candidate methods for adoption and published as Official Methods of Analysis of AOAC INTERNATIONAL. AOAC is actively recruiting international volunteers with experience and expertise to serve on this ERP.  Membership in this ERP is an opportunity to participate and lend your expertise and experience to the AOAC Official methodssm Program in evaluating methods for detection and identification of microbial contaminants in Cannabis and Hemp (Cannabis products).  If you are a subject matter expert and are interested in volunteering on this AOAC ERP, please complete the application below.

Current scope of the AOAC ERP for method

Individual sole-source methods are being submitted for the evaluation in the AOAC Officialmethodssm program.  AOAC uses standard method performance requirements (smprs®) and Appendix J of the Official Methods of Analysis of AOAC INTERNATIONAL as the acceptance criteria and primary guidance for the validation and evaluation of submitted methods for adoption.

Eligibility for Expert Review Panel membership

All applications will be screened and submitted to the AOAC Official Methods Board who will vet the candidates and form the ERP roster.  Ideal candidates for ERP Membership must:

  1. Submit an application including brief statement of experience and a two (2) page CV or resume
  2. Have experience and/or expertise in at least one of the following, but not limited to:
    • Detection, quantitation, and/or identification of microbial contaminants
    • Microbiological and molecular methodology for Cannabis and Cannabis products
    • Method development for microbial contaminants in Cannabis and Cannabis products
    • Current research on detection of microorganisms in Cannabis
    • Cannabis Science
  3. Deadline for submissions is FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 2020.

Application to be an ERP member