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

Serán is seeking a Senior Engineer with a degree (bachelor’s or advanced) in chemical engineering, biological engineering, or materials science and engineering.  Applicants should have at least 5 years of relevant industrial experience.

The engineer in this role will serve as the technical lead for pharmaceutical process engineering projects and will be expected to mentor and coordinate the activities of other team members.  The successful candidate will have the opportunity to grow Serán’s capabilities through his/her design of new equipment, work streams, and facilities.  As programs move toward clinical manufacturing, the Senior Engineer also will oversee the transfer of technical knowledge from the process development group to the clinical manufacturing team.  As the Senior Engineer will frequently interface with Serán’s customers as well as internal stakeholders, strong communication skills are essential for effective execution of this role.

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.

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

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