Careers at Serán

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

Serán BioScience, Inc. 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 Pharmaceutical Scientist/Scientist III

Serán is seeking a formulation scientist/engineer to assist in the development of novel therapeutic dosage forms.  Desired qualifications include a strong background in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry with technical expertise in an array of pharmaceutical formulations, including solid dosage forms, liquids and parenteral products; competency in quantitative analytical assessment is essential.

Reporting to the Director of Research and Development, primary responsibilities of the Senior Pharmaceutical Scientist/Scientist III include but are not limited to i) development of powders, capsules and tablets for novel chemical entities to enable desired in vivo performance, ii) management of R&D and clinical trial manufacturing activities, including the development of novel processes, methods and equipment, iii) authoring of equipment specifications, batch records, facility qualifications and maintenance documents which support our GMP operations and iv) delivering Serán’s high quality products and services to our broad range of customers.  The successful candidate will be a key individual contributor to the evolution of Serán’s formulation and dosage form capabilities and will also have the opportunity to play a leadership role in mentoring fellow members of the R&D team.

This position requires at minimum a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, physics, engineering or related scientific discipline and at least 5 years of relevant experience in pharmaceutical formulation development.  Candidates with a PhD in the physiochemical/pharmaceutical sciences and no industry experience are also encouraged to apply.  Strong consideration will be given to qualified individuals with advanced computational skills in experimental design and data modeling.

Senior Engineer/Engineer III

Serán seeks a Senior Engineer or Engineer III with a degree in chemical engineering, biological engineering or materials science and engineering. Applicants with a bachelor’s or master’s degree should have at least 4 years of relevant work experience, while candidates with a PhD may be considered without relevant work experience. The specific title and responsibilities will reflect the experience and skill set of the successful candidate.

The engineer in this role serves as the technical lead on pharmaceutical process engineering projects. As programs move toward clinical manufacturing, the Senior Engineer/Engineer III also spearheads the transfer of technical knowledge from the R&D team to the GMP Operations team. A parallel focus of this role is to internally develop innovative technical capabilities with the goal of rapid reduction-to-practice for Serán’s client programs.

Strong data analysis and technical communication skills are required to proactively explain findings to both the internal project team and the client. In addition to applying and developing his/her own technical expertise, the successful candidate will also have opportunities to mentor and coordinate the activities of fellow team members.

Quality Control Manager/Supervisor

Serán desires a highly qualified analytical scientist to serve as the Manager or Supervisor of our Quality Control laboratory.  Reporting to the Director of Quality Control and Analytical Sciences, the ideal candidate will possess at least a bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline and 5+ years of experience in a GMP QC laboratory. 

A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of GMP regulations and the USP/NF is essential.  The Manager/Supervisor will function as the primary person accountable for maintaining Serán's QC laboratory testing schedule and supplies.  This role will also require the individual to execute various analytical activities in the QC laboratory.  The exact title and responsibilities of the selected candidate will be determined by his/her relevant experience and skill set.

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.

Cleanroom Operators

We currently are seeking entry-level through highly experienced Cleanroom Operators to join Serán’s expanding clinical manufacturing team. Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Cleanroom Operator 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, execution of complex manufacturing processes and disassembly/cleaning of equipment in accordance with standard operating procedures.  The Operator must be able to work while wearing personal protective gear and occasionally assist with the movement of heavy materials and equipment.

The role of Operator 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 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'd like to join us, we invite you to submit your resumé and a brief cover letter to