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Counsel I - Clinical Contracts
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Counsel I - Clinical Contracts The candidate will take on a wide range of challenging areas within the legal department. Responsibilities will include drafting, negotiating and managing contracts and other legal documents for the company s Clinical Operations and Development group as well as a broad range of other internal clients (including facilities, R&D, corporate development and IT). Draft and negotiate a wide range of contracts, including clinical trial agreements, informed consent forms, confidentiality agreements, consulting agreements, materials transfer agreements, license agreements, supply and distribution agreements, and various vendor services agreements. Advise and troubleshoot on existing company agreements. Work with paralegals on the preparation and execution of form-based documents. Support other attorneys in the Corporate Legal Group on other departmental contract negotiations as needed. Willingness and ability to work with and coordinate activities across a large number of individuals in various departments not only within the Company s headquarters in Foster City, but also throughout the company s domestic and international subsidiaries in Europe, Latin America and Asia. Ability to develop, implement and manage effective corporate policies and procedures regarding clinical operations. Ability to effectively help manage the day-to-day operations of the Clinical Legal group, which has responsibility for review, negotiation and management of routine third party contracts entered into in support of the Company s clinical operations, as well as to provide assistance in managing day-to-day operations of the Corporate Contracts Group, which has similar responsibility for other areas of the Company s operations, including R&D, commercial, facilities, and G&A including IT and finance. Ability to assist other attorneys in providing effective legal support for corporate transactions and alliance management functions. Appropriately triage a heavy workflow, setting appropriate priorities with clients and delivering results within the reasonable agreed timelines. Demonstrate ability to think creatively and devise solutions to challenging problems. Ability to work effectively across multiple cultures and provide appropriate legal support to clients and business partners who work in resource-limited settings. Exercise mature and reliable judgment while enjoying the company's enthusiastic, informal and fast-paced environment. Juris Doctorate from a nationally recognized law school and admission to practice (preferably in California) required. 4+ years of law firm or in-house experience drafting and negotiating agreements including significant experience with transactions in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry required. Extensive experience: reviewing clinical trial agreements and informed consent forms; experience drafting and negotiating a wide range of legal documents including other clinical trial related agreements, and research and development, commercial, and vendor contracts; in developing, implementing, and managing legal policies and procedures within an international business organization; managing projects within an organization and a desire to become an expert in certain facets of law and practice required. Ability to manage and serve a wide range of client groups within the company by recognizing and responding quickly and pragmatically to urgent situations and demanding clients required. Exceptional and demonstrated written and verbal communication skills required.
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