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Contracts Counsel, Genetic Sciences Division
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Contracts Counsel, Genetic Sciences Division The candidate will perform the critical tasks of drafting, reviewing, negotiating, helping close, and maintaining signed commercial and intellectual property agreements supporting the Human Identification (HID), Agribusiness and Reproductive Health business units within the complex and dynamic Genetic Sciences Division (GSD) of firm, a global industry science leader. Will draft and negotiate agreements with large industry-leading pharmaceutical, agricultural, biopharmaceutical, research and manufacturing companies, research institutes and also start-ups that enable the HID, Agribusiness and Reproductive Health business units within GSD to sell products and perform services; exploit opportunities based on technology owned by our Company or third parties; purchase raw materials and services, and resolve commercial or other legal disputes. Support the Division Counsel and work with others in the Life Sciences Solutions Group Legal Department to provide guidance to the HID, Agribusiness and Reproductive Health business executives as well as global team members on a range of substantive legal areas. Serve as central point of contact for the HID, Agribusiness and Reproductive Health business units of GSD, support and provide legal expertise to enable the business to grow. Draft, negotiate, and, if appropriate, seek approval for the execution of a range of commercial contracts, including third parties OEM and supply contracts, technology in-licenses, out-licenses, technical collaborations, joint development agreements, quality agreements, term sheets and other commercial agreements of varying complexity, as needed. Seek and provide appropriate guidance and involvement of/to other relevant functions, such as regulatory, intellectual property, licensing, business development, purchasing, accounting, sales, product management and marketing, and facilitate the approval of the appropriate management. Draft contract amendments and negotiate directly with external customers, interfacing with internal counsel as required. Perform analysis on legal rights, obligations, and strategies to help the Company achieve its commercial goals and objectives. Participate in due diligence and other activities relating to M&A and integration activities. Develop new and update existing contractual documents and constantly work with the business on improving processes to ensure efficient support. Train internal clients on risk management and how to effectively engage with the Legal team.

The candidate should have J.D. degree and admission to State Bar. A degree or significant experience working in life sciences is preferred, as is a basic working knowledge of patent law. Must have 3 years of relevant legal experience, including contract preparation, negotiation and related activities resulting in a strong, experienced working knowledge of contract law and risk allocation. Commercial experience and working knowledge of standard business processes is essential. Excellent writing, negotiation and communication skills are required.
 
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