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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We currently are seeking an entry-level Manufacturing Engineer 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. Manufacturing Engineers are responsible for cleaning, assembling, and system testing equipment; execution of complex manufacturing processes in a clean room environment; participating in Technology Transfer exercises; review of batch documentation; and ultimately becoming a Subject Matter Expert on equipment and processes. The Engineer could potentially serve in the role as the technical lead for formulation and process development projects after showing practical hands-on experience with multiple unit operations. 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. The role of a Manufacturing Engineer at Serán demands an appreciation for, and commitment, to safety, precision, and quality. The Engineer must have a mechanical aptitude, be able to work while wearing appropriate personal protective gear, and occasionally assist with the movement of heavy materials and equipment.
This position requires a minimum a Bachelor of Science degree in an Engineering discipline. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is someone who thrives in a collaborative team setting, thinks like an owner, approaches their work with exceptional attention to detail and accountability, and has a passion for patient health.
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.
Serán seeks to hire an entry-level Scientist or Engineer to contribute to pharmaceutical R&D projects in the general area of drug delivery formulation and manufacturing processes. Candidates should posess a bachelor’s or master’s degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, biology, biological engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science and engineering, or physics. Demonstrated research experience is desirable.
The successful candidate will work in an interdisciplinary team to develop innovative technical capabilities for the company and support the deployment of these capabilities on programs for Serán’s clients. The role will require both strong hands-on laboratory skills and the ability to apply fundamental scientific principles to define and solve open-ended problem statements. Data analysis and technical communication are also important components of the desired skill set.
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.
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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.