Senior/Principal Scientist

Bend, Oregon /
Process and Product Development – Process and Product Development /
Full-time Exempt
/ On-site
Serán BioScience is searching for an experienced modeling expert at the level of Senior or Principal Scientist. Specific areas of interest include physiologically based pharmacokinetic modeling (PBPK), thermodynamics of pharmaceutical formulations and manufacturing processes, computational fluid dynamics, and statistical process control/design of experiments.
The successful candidate will integrate into hands-on project teams in the areas of formulation science, process scale-up and validation, and equipment design, and will have the opportunity to participate in the experimental aspect of the work. Appropriate modeling techniques will vary by problem statement but may include the use of commercial or open-source software packages, development of fit-for-purpose algorithms in a preferred programming language, and the use of numerical and analytical techniques to solve governing equations.

Supervisory Responsibilities

    • May have direct reports
    • May recruit, interview, hire, and train new staff
    • May coordinate the work of other team members 
    • May provide technical guidance on specific projects 
    • May provide mentorship for team members 

Duties and Responsibilities

    • Perform computations, simulations, and data analysis as dictated by project needs
    • Work as part of a team to achieve project deliverables
    • Communicate results to internal and external stakeholders using a combination of slide presentations and written reports
    • Assess, adopt or develop, and disseminate new computational and simulation tools
    • Independently develops protocols and templates based on project need 
    • 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 
    • Communicates technical information to internal team 
    • Independently communicates technical information to external partners 
    • Independently leads projects 
    • Authors technical reports and presentations with minimal guidance 
    • Develops and manages workplans 
    • Performs other duties as assigned 

Required Skills and Abilities

    • Strong oral and written communication skills
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
    • Demonstrated application of modeling techniques to the pharmaceutical field
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail 
    • Excellent time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines 
    • 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 characterization and analytical techniques relevant to the pharmaceutical industry 
    • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate
    • Expertise in at least one of the following areas: Physiologically based pharmacokinetic modeling (PBPK), Thermodynamics of pharmaceutical formulations and manufacturing processes, Computational fluid dynamics (CFD), or Statistical process control/Design of experiments (SPC/DoE)

Education and Experience

    • Either a PhD in a science or engineering field or a bachelor’s or master’s degree with at least 5 years of relevant experience
    • Title and salary dependent on experience

Physical Requirements

    • Prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing at a desk and working on a computer