Proposal Manager | Celerion | Remote (US)

Proposal Manager | Celerion | Remote (US)

Remote US
Application ends: August 9, 2024
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Job Description

Celerion is committed to swift, exceptional clinical research through translational medicine.  Every day, we use our experience, agility, and innovative research strategies to help get drugs to market faster.  

We are seeking a Budget & Proposal Manager (Clinical Research) to join our Global Project Manager team. The role of the Proposal and Financial Manager is a critical one at Celerion as you will be responsible for managing multiple new business opportunities. You will focus on creating budgets utilizing an Excel-based bid tool, constructing detailed proposals, and managing awarded opportunities. You will collaborate with the responsible Business Development Director to provide high-end deliverables to our sponsors to win contracts.

Are you project-oriented, financially minded, and detail-driven? Do you find satisfaction in knowing the work you do supports growing our business and delighting our sponsors? If so, we can’t wait to hear from you!

This position will give you the opportunity to learn more about clinical research and the Celerion business than you could even imagine.

This full-time benefited position can be located in our Phoenix, AZ or Lincoln, NE locations or 100% remote.


  • Translate the protocol into our proprietary Excel-based proposal tool to calculate service and pass through fees for a comprehensive Phase I project budget including, but not limited to, clinical conduct, laboratory, bioanalytical, data management, biometrics, TMF, and Monitoring fees
  • Respond to proposal requests in a timely manner as requested in the RFI/RFP/RFQ
  • Work with VPs across all of our lines of business to ensure proposals are scoped and costed correctly
  • Schedule and/or participate in project scoping calls, bid defense meetings, and budget review calls with the sponsor and internal teams
  • Host Kick-Off, Official Award, and Handoff Meetings
  • Generate and submit contracting documents after projects are awarded as well as follow process through to signature
  • Assist in the evaluation of the implementation of continuous process improvement


  • BA/BS in business/finance/life sciences preferred or equivalent education and experience
  • 3-5 years of experience in clinical research preferred, including the ability to read and comprehend a protocol
  • Experience with budgeting of early phase clinical studies is a plus
  • Ability to build strong client relationships
  • Ability to multitask and work against strict deadlines
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to communicate competently with sponsors, as well as colleagues and superiors throughout Celerion.


Celerion Values:       Integrity   Trust   Teamwork   Respect

Celerion is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, qualified protected veteran status, or disability.