Careers at Serán

Serán is currently seeking motivated pharmaceutical professionals. If you would like to join us, we invite you to submit your resumé and a brief cover letter to careers@seranbio.com.

Serán Bioscience, LLC provides custom formulation, process development and clinical manufacturing services for the pharmaceutical and biotech industries. Challenging projects and our drive to deliver on clients’ timelines make for a fast-paced, collaborative and rewarding work environment. Serán is located on the eastern slopes of the Cascade mountains in Bend, Oregon, affording our employees unique options for recreation and relaxation outside of work.

9/15/2021
Engineering Technician

Serán seeks to hire an Engineering Technician to aid in pharmaceutical research and development projects pertaining to drug formulation and manufacturing. The Engineering Technician will support an interdisciplinary team of engineers and scientists in developing drug manufacturing processes. Duties will include assembly, operation, cleaning, and maintenance of process equipment, as well as proposing and implementing safety and workstream improvements. The ideal candidate will develop expertise in specific pharmaceutical manufacturing unit operations, take responsibility for equipment improvements, and execute experimental plans with minor supervision.

Candidates must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Preferred qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in an engineering or scientific discipline and/or experience in a laboratory or manufacturing facility. The candidate must be able to work off-hour shifts as required by project needs.

 

If you would like to join us as an Engineering Technician, we invite you to submit your resumé and a brief cover letter to careers@seranbio.com.

9/14/2021
Receptionist/Administrative Assistant

Serán is looking for a highly organized, detail-oriented receptionist/administrative assistant, to be a first point of contact for visitors and clients, and provide general administrative support to departments. We are a small, rapidly growing company, which means there's lots of room for growth and learning opportunities. 

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Monitor front door reception area and answer multiline phone system; greet/escort clients and other visitors
  • Keep departments stocked with office/laboratory supplies and order supplies via Amazon and Staples; maintain supply request forms
  • Assist facilities department with scheduling vendors
  • Monitor documents, including mail and packages, and transport to other Serán sites (within a couple block radius)
  • Assist in setting up onsite interviews and travel arrangements
  • Assist with scheduling meetings, general assistance with Directors' calendars as needed.
  • Maintain general cleanliness of reception areas and conference room.
  • Order catering for events.
  • Assist with general administrative tasks as needed.
  • May assist with new hire onboarding.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Require Skills/Abilities

  • Professional and friendly demeanor.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite or related software (3 years preferred).
  • Ability to learn quickly and respond/react to changing priorities, in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent time management skills and dedication to task completion.

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • At least one year of experience working in a client-facing administrative role.

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

If you would like to join us as a Receptionist/Admin Assistant, we invite you to submit your resumé and a brief cover letter to careers@seranbio.com.  (Please include Receptionist/Admin Assistant in the email subject line.)

9/13/2021
Project Manager

Serán is seeking a Project Manager to facilitate and guide various internal and client-facing efforts focused on drug development.  The ideal candidate will display a passion for pharmaceutical science and customer service.  Reporting to the Director of Project Management, the Project Manager will interact extensively with R&D, Quality Control, Operations, Quality Assurance and the client to coordinate a cross functional team tasked with achieving critical project milestones within the client’s stated timeline.

This role requires at minimum a bachelor’s degree, with an emphasis in chemistry, biology, engineering, materials science, physics or a closely related subject being preferred; at least 5 years of relevant experience is desired.  The Project Manager is responsible for relaying critical project status and technical updates to Serán’s clients; highly developed communication and writing skills are expected.

 

If you would like to join us as a Project Manager, we invite you to submit your resumé and a brief cover letter to careers@seranbio.com.

9/13/2021
Validation Engineer

Serán is seeking a Validation Engineer who is responsible for managing, scheduling, and executing qualification and validation activities. The successful candidate will support all facets of the validation life cycle including design, operation, continuous improvement and decommissioning.

 

Job Responsibilities

Develop and manage system lifecycle documentation consisting of User Requirements (URS), Functional and Design Specifications, Testing Protocols (Cx/IQ/OQ/PQ), Traceability Matrix, Qualification Summary Reports, Change Control, and Risk Assessments.

Assist with the generation and maintenance of SOPs and supporting documents.

Work with cross-functional teams to troubleshoot equipment, process, and validation issues.

Perform job responsibilities in compliance with applicable GMP regulations and guidelines as applied to the fields of Systems Qualification, Cleaning, and Process Validation.

Ensure equipment is released for GMP use within agreed-upon timelines following qualification and cleaning activities.

Perform investigations, CAPAs, change requests, and engineering projects.

 

Position Requirements

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree, preferably in a scientific discipline. Equivalent experience may be considered in lieu of degree.

3+ years previous GMP experience with background in the Pharmaceutical, Biotech, Chemical, Validation, or QA industry.

Must have a broad knowledge of Pharmaceutical GMP and FDA and international regulations.

General understanding of change control, CAPA programs, investigation and root cause analysis, and good documentation practices.

Must be organized and manage work responsibilities while working independently with minimal oversight. Time and project management skills with the ability to multi-task are essential.

 

If you would like to join us as a Validation Engineer, we invite you to submit your resumé and a brief cover letter to careers@seranbio.com.

9/13/2021
Operations Specialist I

We currently are seeking an entry-level Operations Specialist I to join Serán’s expanding GMP clinical manufacturing team.  The manufacturing team plays a critical role in bringing novel therapeutics to patients with unmet clinical needs.  Operations Specialists are responsible for cleaning, assembling, and system testing equipment; dispensing activities, execution of complex manufacturing processes in a clean room environment, and ultimately becoming a Subject Matter Expert on intricate equipment and processes. The role of an Operations Specialist I at Serán demands an appreciation for and commitment to safety, precision, teamwork, and quality.

The successful candidate must have a mechanical aptitude and be able to work while wearing appropriate personal protective equipment and occasionally assist with the movement of heavy materials and equipment. Prior GMP experience is not required.  Recent college graduates with Bachelor of Science degrees are encouraged to apply.  The successful candidate is someone who thrives in a collaborative team setting, approaches their work with exceptional attention to detail and accountability, and has a passion for patient health.

 

If you would like to join us as an Operations Specialist, we invite you to submit your resumé and a brief cover letter to careers@seranbio.com.

9/13/2021
Materials Specialist I

We currently are seeking entry-level Materials Specialist I to join Serán’s expanding Materials Management team. The successful candidate is someone who has a high attention to detail, works well with others often under tight timelines, and enjoys a dynamic daily schedule.  Individuals who thrive in a team setting and possess a passion for patient health are encouraged to apply. 

 

Essential Functions

Prepares shipments including critical documentation; coordinates shipments with couriers; acts as liaison between the project manager and the courier; and ships materials, including finished goods, ships domestic and international shipments.

Stages and handles shipping materials ensuring appropriate resources and supplies are onsite for shipments. Updates appropriate parties daily on all in-process shipments.

Receives inbound materials; unpackages and inspects deliveries received against receiving documents such as packing slips and purchase orders ensuring compliance with current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP); enters receiving information and scans documents into ERP system; places received materials in appropriate storage locations and notifies appropriate parties. Must be able to safely operate a forklift to unload materials and equipment from delivery trucks.  

Supports other Materials Management personnel assisting with material transfers; inventory cycle counts; maintaining warehouse organization and cleanliness; and other manufacturing support activities.

 

Physical Requirements

Work setting – Warehouse and Manufacturing Facilities. Position requires frequent standing; must be able to lift, carry, and move medium to heavy weights of 35-75 pounds, including ability to package and physically deliver packages from one destination to another, operate warehouse equipment and forklift.

 

If you would like to join us as a Materials Specialist, we invite you to submit your resumé and a brief cover letter to careers@seranbio.com.

9/13/2021
Operations Technician

We currently are seeking entry-level Operations Technicians to join Serán’s expanding GMP clinical manufacturing team. The manufacturing team plays a critical role in bringing novel therapeutics to patients with unmet clinical needs.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, equipment setup, staging of materials, and the disassembly and cleaning of equipment in accordance with standard operating procedures. The Operations Technician will assist in daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly cleaning of processing rooms and the manufacturing facility.  There is potential for Technicians who highly perform and thrive in the GMP environment to be further trained and expand their responsibilities to include participation in the execution of complex manufacturing processes.  The Operations Technician must be able to work in a clean room environment while wearing personal protective equipment and occasionally assist with the movement of heavy materials and equipment.

The role of the Operations Technician at Serán demands an appreciation for and commitment to safety, precision, and quality.  The successful candidate is someone who thinks like an owner and approaches his/her work with exceptional attention to detail and accountability.  Individuals who thrive in a team setting and possess a passion for patient health are encouraged to apply.

 

If you would like to join us as an Operations Technician, we invite you to submit your resumé and a brief cover letter to careers@seranbio.com.

9/13/2021
Quality Assurance Associate

As a Quality Assurance (QA) Associate, you will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day activities of the QA department at Serán.  Our Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facility currently manufactures clinical-stage pharmaceutical products, with plans to manufacture commercial batches in 2023. Tasks include production record review, analytical data review, internal QA document review, and support of the production floor.  Additional responsibilities include assisting in the maintenance of the electronic Quality Management System (QMS), conducting risk analyses and investigations, and participating in audits/inspections.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Implementation and continuous improvement of the company’s quality systems
  • Document authorship, review, and approval of SOPs, batch production and quality control (QC) records, certificates of analysis, method validations, and equipment qualifications
  • Oversight of investigations
  • Corrective and preventative actions (CAPA) program management
  • Support of internal audits, client audits and regulatory inspections, as needed

Position requirements:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree, preferably in a scientific discipline
  • 2+ years previous GMP, QC or QA experience
  • Knowledge of GMP and FDA regulations for clinical trial materials; commercial knowledge is desirable but not required
  • General understanding of change control procedures, CAPA program, investigation and root cause analysis, and good documentation practices
  • Strong written communication skills, attention to detail, and an ability to perform in a dynamic work environment
  • Competency in Microsoft Office applications

If you would like to join us as a Quality Assurance Associate, we invite you to submit your resumé and a brief cover letter to careers@seranbio.com.

Serán is a growing, science-focused company committed to its clients and dedicated to solving complex problems.  Our collaborative environment provides curious and motivated professionals the opportunity to explore new challenges and deepen their skills while being mentored by a team of industry experts.

If you would like to join us, we invite you to submit your resumé and a brief cover letter to careers@seranbio.com. Please include the name of the position in the email subject line.

 


Serán BioScience, LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other applicable characteristics protected by law.