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Associate Corporate Counsel Transactions

Company name

Moderna Therapeutics

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Job Type


Date Last Verified

May 24,2019

Valid Through

Sep 06,2019

Posted on

May 02,2019

Years of Experience

6-10 yrs required


Cambridge, MA, United States

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Practice Area
Contract Law >> Contract Law
Intellectual Property >> Intellectual Property - Patent >> Intellectual Property - Patent - Life Sciences >> Biotechnology
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Associate Corporate Counsel, Transactions
The candidate will partner with internal business development, finance, research, manufacturing and other business teams to identify and understand their business requirements, and negotiate contracts in accordance with those requirements and the company’s overall objectives, priorities and policies. Provide post-execution relationship support by interpreting contract language for internal clients, drafting amendments and working to help avoid/resolve potential issues. Become proficient with the company’s integrated contract management system and work with other members of the legal group to continually improve the company’s templates and internal contracting process. Work closely with members of finance and other departments to help ensure compliance with cross-functional policies and procedures. Integrate contract assessment with our public company disclosure and review cycle; assess materiality; work with other members of the group to ensure timely and correct disclosure. Recognize high pressure, time sensitive situations and respond clearly and pragmatically with high quality and timeliness.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have a J.D. from an accredited law school. Admitted into practice and in good standing in at least one state is necessary. 6 - 10 years of experience drafting and negotiating a wide variety of contracts related to research, development, licensing, manufacturing and other business arrangements in the life sciences industry is required, ideally in both a law firm setting and as a member of a legal department in a pharmaceutical/biotech company. Strong drafting and communication skills, and an ability to maintain a high level of attention to detail without losing sight of the big picture is required. General understanding of the concepts, terminology and interdependencies that are important in the research-based pharmaceutical industry, including with respect to intellectual property rights is critical. Strong verbal and written communication skills are must. Experience managing the intake, processing, digital execution and tracking of a large number of agreements using a contract management software system is required.

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Company info

Hiring Coordinator
Moderna Therapeutics
161 First Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

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