Careers at Serán

Serán is currently seeking motivated pharmaceutical professionals for the following positions:

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.

Senior Engineer/Engineer III

Serán has an opportunity for a Senior Engineer or Engineer III possessing broad experience in formulation composition selection, process development, and scale-up of immediate and modified release dosage forms.  Applicants should hold a degree in chemical engineering, biological engineering, mechanical engineering, or pharmaceutical science.  Applicants with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree should have at least 5 years of industry experience in formulation and process development of oral solid dosage forms.  Candidates holding a PhD and at least 2 years of relevant work experience may be considered.  The specific title and responsibilities of this role will reflect the experience and skill set of the successful candidate.

The engineer in this role will serve as the technical lead for formulation and process development projects.  Practical hands-on experience with multiple unit operations is essential.  Representative unit operations include blending, milling/micronizing, spray drying, dry granulation (e.g., slugging, roller compaction, and milling), wet granulation (e.g., high-shear or fluid-bed), tableting, pan and fluidized-bed tablet/minitablet/bead coating, extrusion (e.g., hot-melt or twin-screw wet granulation), and encapsulation.  Expertise in partial (select coupled unit operations) or full implementation of continuous drug product manufacturing is desirable but not required. 

Strong data analytic and technical communication skills, both written and oral, are necessary to effectively explain findings to both internal project teams and clients.  In addition to his/her technical contributions, the successful candidate will also have opportunities to mentor junior teammates and coordinate their activities.

As programs advance toward clinical manufacturing, the engineer will spearhead the transfer of technical knowledge from Research and Development to Clinical and Commercial Operations.  Experience writing comprehensive development reports, tech transfer documents, master batch records, and process validation documents (e.g., process design and process qualification) is critical to this role and expected of the successful candidate.

Validation Engineer

Serán is seeking a Validation Engineer to manage equipment and facility qualifications in support of production expansion efforts.  Competitive candidates will possess a strong engineering background in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry with specialized expertise in spray drying and solid dosage form applications and associated validation packages. 

Reporting to the Director of Operations, primary responsibilities of the Validation Engineer include but are not limited to i) development of complete validation lifecycle engineering and quality systems, ii) leadership of small, cross-functional teams in the design, sourcing, and commissioning of GMP production equipment and facilities, iii) oversight of calibration and maintenance programs, and iv) close collaboration with internal and external engineering parties to design and implement cutting edge production and laboratory facilities.

In addition to applying and developing his/her own technical expertise, the successful candidate will also have opportunities to mentor fellow team members and coordinate their activities.  This position requires at minimum a Bachelor’s degree in engineering and at least 5 years of relevant experience in validation engineering.

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