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Attorney in Alameda, CA

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Feb 22, 2021

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3-5 yrs required


Alameda, CA, United States
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Corporate Counsel, Contracts
Duties: Draft, review and negotiate a wide range of contracts in support of the Research and Development organizations (which may include: confidentiality agreements, consulting agreements, materials transfer agreements, sponsored research agreements, license agreements, simple and complex clinical trial agreements, clinical advisory board agreements, and various vendor services agreements and master agreements). Review and provide input regarding clinical trial-related documents, such as informed consent forms and privacy documents, and serve as an internal legal resource to the discovery, development and clinical teams. Advise and troubleshoot on existing agreements and operational arrangements. Identify and define operational and legal risks and be able to communicate those risks to appropriate internal decision-makers for discussion and resolution. Interact with internal clients efficiently and effectively to address legal and business questions. Interface with clinical research organizations, hospitals and universities to facilitate clinical trials. Interface with research institutions and research vendors to facilitate materials transfers and sponsored research. Interface with discovery and development vendors to facilitate master services agreements and task orders. Advise contracts managers on their own work related to the above contract types. Handle miscellaneous legal tasks on an as needed basis under direction of senior attorneys.

Qualification and Experience

Qualifications: BS/BA degree, preferably in life sciences or a related field. JD degree required and must be admitted to practice, preferably in California. Must have 3-5 years of experience as an attorney in a law firm or in-house legal environment in the biotechnology or pharmaceuticals industry. Contract drafting and negotiation experience required. Clinical trial contract drafting and negotiation experience or research contract drafting and negotiation experience is desired. Possesses clear and concise verbal and written communication skills and must have excellent interpersonal communication skills. Strong computer skills (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), Litera, and Contract Management Systems). Must be detail-oriented and have strong organizational skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and with the ability to re-prioritize on short time frames. Acts responsibly and conscientiously. Works under pressure to meet specific deadlines. Works independently and in a team environment. Dedicated to quality, reliability, and highest professional standards in all work tasks. Must be a self-starter and quick learner. Must have good judgment.

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