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Lumen Bioscience

1441 N. 34th St, Ste 300

Seattle, WA 98103

Open Position:  Finance & Grant Analyst

STATUS:               Full-time, Regular

REPORTS TO:      Controller

TARGET START:    September

Job Description


We are currently seeking an experienced financial and budget analyst to join our growing team, working for both the Controller and the Chief Financial Officer. This is a high-visibility role covering development and management of grant budgets and program budgets, as well as the development and maintenance of company financial projection models. While accounting skills are important, the Finance and Grant analyst will be relying on excel modeling skills and personal interactions with key budget owners.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


The major tasks for this position are as follows:

  • Design, maintain, and update company financial forecast model with regular updates reflecting performance to date

  • Development of grant budget proposals, working closely with scientific and operational partners

  • As part of finance team, work with preparation of grant program reporting packages and review performance vs. budget

  • Become familiar with various required grant and reporting portals, reports, and terminology

  • Work pro-actively to identify and resolve BVA (budget vs. actual) variances

  • Increase productivity by developing automated reporting/forecasting tools

  • Work with budget owners and scientists to increase financial understanding

  • Guide cost analysis process and help establish and enforce policies for optimization

Desired Qualifications & Requirements


Education and experience requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business (Finance, Accounting, Economics)

  • Strong accounting knowledge

  • 3-5 years experience working in budgeting, accounting, financial forecasting or related areas

  • Strong fluency with Excel formulas and functions, demonstrated ability in financial modeling

  • Good business acumen


The successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Careful, with good and consistent attention to detail

  • Self-starter, able to discern problems in advance and work proactively toward resolution

  • Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented environment

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • High integrity and ethics

  • Commitment to quality and timely delivery of results


Physical requirements include:

  • Sit for extended periods of time (2 or more hours)

  • Occasionally lift or carry up to 20 kg

Application Instructions

​Please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@lumenbioscience.com with the position title in the subject title.


This position is available immediately. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Only successful applicants will be contacted.

About Lumen

Lumen Bioscience was founded in early 2017 to make and commercialize ultra-low-cost biologics, such as antibodies, in our proprietary spirulina expression platform. We design and manufacture therapeutics against disease targets that have been inaccessible to the pharmaceutical industry because of the astonishingly high cost of using traditional methods to make and deliver biologic drugs. Now, for the first time, Lumen can make antibodies and other biologics at a cost that allows for daily, high-dose, oral delivery.

Our current programs focus on diseases that can be prevented or treated by an orally delivered therapeutic; the target markets are enormous, the treatment modes of action are well-researched, and the unmet medical need is obvious. We have been fortunate to have earned financial support for these programs from groups like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the NIH.  In the longer term, we believe that our unique technology–––the ability to safely deliver frequent, large doses of a wide range of biologic compounds–––will become commonplace in biopharma as the science continues to advance and uncover new opportunities in the fields of microbiome signaling, metabolism, inflammation, and oral delivery of systemic biologics.

The Lumen team works out of a beautiful lab and office facility in Fremont, a picturesque neighborhood on the north shore of Lake Union in the heart of Seattle. At Lumen, you'll be challenged, you'll be inspired, and you'll be proud to be part of an innovative organization making a real impact on improving the quality of life globally.

Lumen is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against based on disability.

NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: Lumen values its relationships with recruitment partners and will only accept resumes from those partners that have been contracted by a member of the human resources team. Lumen is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited or are received by any employee of Lumen who is not a member of the human resources team.