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ProfileAssociate Director, Legal Affairs The candidate will provide general legal support for company’s R&D and Commercial operations, primarily by handling a wide range of complex agreements for growing biotechnology company. Provide legal support and substantive advice primarily to company’s R&D functions, including Clinical Development, Clinical Operations, Translational Medicine, and Medical Affairs, and secondarily to the Commercial functions of the company, including Marketing, Project Management, IT, and Finance. Draft, review, negotiate, and manage a high volume of R&D-related agreements, including confidentiality, material transfer, services, consulting, sponsored research, clinical trial and investigator-initiated trial agreements. Draft, review, negotiate, and manage a variety of commercial agreements, including confidentiality, consulting, and services agreements. Support project management activities and governance of programs. Maintain frequent contact with all client functions within the company, managing requests and prioritization of projects.
Qualification and Experience
The candidate should have JD degree from an accredited law school. Science background a plus. Must be licensed to practice law in at least 1 state and in good standing. 3-6 years of relevant prior experience handling complex commercial contracts at a law firm with a nationally recognized Life Sciences/Pharma/Biotech practice or in-house at a pharma/biotech organization. Significant experience drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a wide variety of complex pharma-related R&D agreements. Excellent academic and law firm credentials required. Excellent skills in verbal and written communication, with ability to distill complex legal issues to essential elements for clients throughout the organization with different abilities and responsibilities. Strong organizational skills in order to prioritize and manage multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously; willingness to assume heavy workload to meet timing and project needs. Strong client-support skills. Attention to detail.