Celdara Medical is advancing Programs with the potential to transform human health in a creative, fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment.

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

Principal Scientist

Position Description

Celdara Medical, LLC (CM) is developing a portfolio of preclinical therapeutic assets, platforms, and companies. Each of these is at a different stage of development with a different development path, and we work with many different modalities, and in many different indications, but everything we do is singularly focused on saving lives and/or improving quality of life.

CM is seeking a seasoned life science professional to work as part of the management team on an array of cutting-edge scientific innovations. The successful candidate will be primarily responsible for maintaining rigorous science across the company, duties may also include project management, mentoring, preclinical advisory, or other roles.

We are an entrepreneurial company, which requires an interest in developing breadth. The position will require high-level leadership, domain expertise, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to be a general scientific resource for the team.

Key Result Areas:


  • Guide project teams, across CM, in the design, analysis, troubleshooting, and communication of science
    • Specifically, this will mean becoming a subject area expert on multiple and varied projects
  • Engage to optimize the path to IND
  • Act as a key member of the CM diligence team, by identifying and vetting assets and raising scientific risks during diligence
  • Work closely with the grant writing team to design and develop experiments and Approach sections
  • Domain expertise in infectious disease, PKPD, protein production, and manufacturing are all desirable

Program Management

  • Lead up to three program teams
    • Manage program progress and adherence to schedule and budget; includes program updates to the CEO, internal and external stakeholders, and partners


  • Integrity, i.e. commitments must be bankable
  • Strong publication record, or industry-equivalent, measurable contributions to science
  • Program Management experience
  • Evidence of broad scientific interest, capability, and productivity
  • Familiarity with the preclinical development of biologics
  • Industrial partnerships/alliances, FDA/regulatory, and intellectual property experience beneficial
  • Ownership mindset; self-motivated to engage with problems and actively mitigate risks
  • Strong sense of responsibility for deadlines and accurate data
  • Ability to deliver results in a highly independent environment
  • Rigor and attention to detail in all aspects of science
  • Flexibility and mental agility
  •  Enjoyment of diverse areas of science; curiosity
  •  Excellent time-management skills
  •  Strong spoken and written communication skills
  •  Terminal degree (Ph.D., MD, etc.) in life science or related business fields
  •  Enjoy collaboration and a team-based environment
  • Work authorization

How to apply

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and their CV to hr@celdaramedical.com.