Engineer I

Bend, Oregon /
Process and Product Development – Process and Product Development /
Full-time Exempt
/ On-site
Serán seeks to hire an entry-level Engineer to contribute in an interdisciplinary team to develop and scale-up pharmaceutical manufacturing processes. The role requires strong hands-on laboratory skills and the ability to apply fundamental scientific principles to solve problems. Strengths in data collection, analysis, proactive communication, and continuous learning by textbooks, journals, and training will enable the successful candidate to thrive. Candidates should possess 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. Candidates with additional relevant experience are also invited to apply. 

Duties and Responsibilities

    • Work independently on experiments using basic laboratory skills while following written protocols
    • Work in a team to execute pharmaceutical unit operations with direction
    • Develop experimental plans with direction from project lead
    • Collect, analyze, and summarize data with direction
    • Develop skills in data analysis and reporting internally and to clients
    • Develop operating procedures and guidelines for process equipment
    • Perform routine equipment, laboratory, and instrument maintenance
    • Participate in tech transfers to GMP manufacturing, including executing on GMP batches

Required Skills and Abilities

    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong organization skills and attention to detail
    • Strong analytical and problem-solvent skills
    • Strong time management skills with ability to meet deadlines
    • Ability to prioritize and delegate tasks when appropriate
    • Ability to enjoy a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software

Education and Experience

    • Bachelor or Master’s degree in chemical engineering, pharmaceutics, chemistry, bioengineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, physics, or related field
    • Demonstrated research or product development experience is desirable

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