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Contracts Specialist

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Law Firm

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Date Last Verified

Jan 12,2019

Valid Through

Apr 27,2019

Posted on

Mar 15,2018

Years of Experience

Min 5 yrs required


Oakland, CA, United States

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Practice Area
Contract Law >> Contract Law
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Contracts Specialist
Candidate will have extensive front-line interaction with clients and will handle, with attorney supervision, the negotiation, drafting and management of a high-volume of specialized agreements necessary for the day-to-day R&D operations of dynamic life sciences companies and research institutions. These agreements include clinical trial, confidentiality, consulting, evaluation, material transfer, research collaboration and services agreements. Will assist clients in developing improved efficiencies in their internal contract administration processes.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: BA or BS degree required. Law degree or paralegal certificate but valued. 5+ years of experience negotiating contracts for life sciences organizations is required. Excellent legal drafting ability is critical and must be accompanied by strong word processing and spreadsheet skills, and database knowledge. Familiarity with US and international clinical trial contracting practices, as well as common intellectual property, regulatory, data privacy, liability and insurance issues, is expected. Extensive client contact experience and must possess the highest caliber of professionalism and client management skills. Must be effective in helping clients identify strategic goals, prioritize key issues, and find (and document) pragmatic solutions to these issues, for multiple forms of transactions. Sophisticated communication skills, and comfort and confidence to interact directly with clinical operations management (and other R&D management) at biotech and pharmaceutical companies, CROs, and academic institutions and research hospitals, are crucial. The ability to prioritize and manage multiple tight deadlines in a frequently high-paced environment is necessary to achieve the productivity demanded by our service model. Well-versed in industry standards and key issues in these types of agreements, and who is familiar with policies and practices of leading non-profit academic institutions and research hospitals.

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Hiring Coordinator
Faber Daeufer & Itrato PC
1901 Harrison Street
Suite 1100
Oakland, CA 94612

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