Grant Manager


Position Description

Celdara Medical, LLC (CM) is a fast-growing, progressive, entrepreneurial company that is advancing a portfolio of early-stage biotech assets. Each of these is at a different stage of development with a different development path, but all aim to save lives and/or dramatically improve quality of life. We primarily source innovation from academic institutions and medical centers, hence our pipeline and its management are critical to our success. CM is seeking a seasoned grant writer and manager to work with our development teams on a wide array of cutting edge scientific innovations. Location is flexible between any of our sites (DC area, NYC, Boston, and Lebanon, NH).

The Grant Manager is responsible for leading the full range of activities required to prepare, submit, and manage CM’s granting efforts. A track record of success with NIH funding is required, DoD highly preferred, and foundations and other government agencies beneficial. The grant manager will source new funding opportunities for CM Programs and collaborate with the development teams, including the academic inventors, to produce high quality funding applications, with a primary focus on writing and editing grant proposals. The ability to write persuasively regarding cutting-edge science is paramount.

Key Result Areas

Identify relevant non-dilutive grant opportunities.

Articulate fit between granting agencies; RFPs and CM Programs.

Work closely with technical and business staff to map development plans to grant proposals.

Manage deadlines and deliverables through the application process, i.e. manage teams, keeping on schedule while maintaining outstanding quality of output.

Draft highly persuasive grant applications, and edit the work of others to improve clarity, rhetoric, and persuasiveness. Scientific writing is the focus; competency in the business of science is a plus.

Manage post-grant activities, including information requests from granting institutions, subaward and related agreements with partners, progress reports and any other federally required reporting



Integrity, i.e. commitments must be bankable.

Rigor and attention to detail in all aspects of science and business.

Advanced scientific degree (Ph.D. or MD) in biology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, or equivalent experience.

Excellent persuasive skills both written and verbal (e.g. team management).

Proven experience writing grants, including NIH SBIR proposals, and/or a track record of success with other funding mechanisms.

Ability to deliver results in a highly independent, dynamic and entrepreneurial environment.

Excellent project management skills and problem-solving abilities.

Proven ability to prioritize and handle multiple priorities without compromising delivery quality or timelines.

Work authorization.


About Celdara Medical

Celdara builds academic and early-stage inventions into high-potential medical companies. We identify technologies with exceptional clinical potential, build businesses around them in close collaboration with their inventor(s), and spin out daughter companies for trade sale or A round investment.


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Celdara Medical is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women and members of minority groups.