Principal Scientist/Engineer

Bend, Oregon /
Process and Product Development – Analytical /
Full-time Exempt
/ On-site
There’s a science to success.  At Serán BioScience our team of seasoned scientists use their expertise and data-based methodology to customize novel pharmaceutical development and delivery. Serán seeks curious and collaborative individuals to join our efforts to help solve the industries toughest drug product problems.  Want to have a global impact while being seen for your individual contributions? Imagine yourself in this valuable role on the Analytical Sciences group. The Principal Scientist/Engineer position supports scientific compliance within Analytical Sciences. The role will take ownership of the delivery of data, protocols, and reports while maintaining compliance with applicable regulations and internal procedures. This role requires excellent communication and problem-solving skills and works directly with internal and external clients.  

Supervisory Responsibilities

    • May oversee the daily workflow of the department
    • May provide constructive and timely performance evaluations
    • May coordinate the work of other team members
    • May provide technical guidance and direction
    • May provide mentorship
    • May have direct reports

Duties and Responsibilities

    • Independently develops experimental protocols and templates based on project need
    • Identifies and develops new technologies
    • Independently summarizes, reports, and analyzes data to draw conclusions and proposes next steps
    • Identifies out of trend data, forms hypothesis and investigates
    • Evaluates data and draws conclusions across data sets/projects     
    • Independently interfaces with client, project management & operations to manage timelines and workplans and to effectively communicate technical information
    • Acts as the technical point of contact for external partners
    • Independently leads projects and may act as SME to provide support and guidance for other projects
    • Independently authors technical reports and presentations
    • Independently defines problem statements and develops and manages workplans
    • Contributes to developing and executing cross-functional programs and product development strategy
    • Mentors or manages
    • Other duties and assigned

Required Skills and Abilities

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines
    • Excellent leadership and collaboration skills
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and work in cross-functional teams
    • Ability to function well in a high-paced and at times stressful environment
    • Scientific curiosity and willingness to learn
    • Demonstrated experience in technical focus area (formulation sciences, analytical sciences, process engineering, drug product development)
    • Demonstrated experience with advanced laboratory and data analysis skills
    • Demonstrated understanding of pharmaceutical process and/or product development
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate

Education and Experience

    • B.S. in Science or Engineering discipline with 10+ years experience
    • M.S. in Science or Engineering discipline with 8+ years experience
    • PhD in Science or Engineering discipline with 3+ years experience

Physical Requirements

    • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
    • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds regularly and up to 50 pounds occasionally
    • Motor skills required for basic laboratory operations (pouring liquids, using utensils to transfer powders, visual assessments)