Grant Writer

HTuO Biosciences is a rapidly growing company working at the interface of chemistry and computer programming. We are developing an advanced molecular modelling platform capable of accurately predicting the behaviour of molecules. Our technology will be a major advance in the field of drug discovery, significantly improving the rate at which we can develop new drugs.

The Grant Writer is to play a key role in the stewardship of prospective and existing grants. You will be responsible for identifying new opportunities for non-dilutive funding, coordinating applications for funding, and for the effective management, reporting and control of grants obtained by HTuO Biosciences.

As the Grant Writer, you will proactively develop strong relationships with key staff across the R&D, BD and Finance teams at HTuO Biosciences to ensure authentic and compelling proposals and reports, and facilitate appropriate grant submission, spending, and reporting. By using your strong scientific, business and technical writing background, you will become an expert on HTuO’s technology and business and facilitate our activities by sourcing creative funding opportunities. Lastly, you will play a key role in establishing research collaborations between HTuO and world-leading academic institutions. This will involve identifying potential collaborations, managing the communications between HTuO and the researchers, as well as identifying and securing granting options to fund the collaborations.

This role will serve as the Grant Writer, primary administrative contact, and internal coordinator of all grant activities. The goal is to create a seamless transition from the moment we identify a funding opportunity, to submitting a proposal until the investment is complete and final reports submitted.

The ideal candidate will grow with the company and take on increasing leadership and responsibilities as the company matures. Consequently, we are looking for a candidate who brings experience in grant writing, has a deep interest in pharmaceutical applications of sciences, and is comfortable with the fast-paced environment of a young biotech company.

What You’ll Do

  • Develop relationships and collaborate with key stakeholders at HTuO and granting agencies.
  • Maintain proficient knowledge of the organization’s history and programs.
  • Identify provincial, national, and international non-dilutive funding opportunities for HTuO.
  • Write, submit, and manage grant proposals.
  • Write interim and final reports to donors with guidance from the HTuO team.
  • Provide prospective funders with supporting documents.
  • Manage grant records in hard copy and computer databases.
  • Support the leadership team in identifying and securing grant opportunities to support research collaborations with world-leading academic institutions.
  • Manage relationships with academic partners and respective funding organizations.


  • MSc in a scientific field with 3+ years of experience. PhD in a related field would be preferred.
  • A track record of successful grant applications is essential.
  • Experience with NRC-IRAP, CIHR, NSERC, NIH, DoD, DARPA grant submission and reporting processes would be advantageous.
  • Demonstrated business acumen is needed to ensure grant writing is persuasive and business and competitive elements are accurately portrayed.
  • It would be an asset to have experience in grant writing in a start-up biotech environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of fundraising information sources.
  • Ability to identify and summarize relevant information.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills. You are an active listener who can communicate with different audiences in diverse situations.


  • Both qualified Canadian and international applicants are welcome to apply, but priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
  • We encourage diversity and will not tolerate discrimination in any form.
  • Only applicants that are selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • Additional incentives include participation in the company stock option plan, health benefits and relocation assistance.
  • Remote work is possible, but preference will be given to local candidates or candidates willing to relocate.

How to apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter to us at - we will only reply to applicants who are selected for interviews.

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