Associate Director, Corporate Counsel – Pharmaceutical

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Our client, a publicly traded pharmaceutical company in New York, is seeking an experienced attorney for the position of Associate Director, Corporate Counsel. In this role you will negotiate and draft a wide range of contracts and will provide clients with related advice and counsel. Among other complex transactions, this role will be responsible for Research Collaboration Agreements, Sponsored Research Agreements, Material Transfer Agreements,, Master Services Agreements, Laboratory Services Agreements, Vendor Agreements, Statements of Work and License Agreements. The level of counseling requires a deep understanding of life sciences and general business transactions and related legal issues, as well as outstanding drafting and negotiation skills. The ideal candidate will have experience drafting, negotiating and advising regarding complex, strategic agreements facilitating science and research and in effectively and collaboratively counseling clients.

Qualified applicants should have:

a solid understanding of contracts and related law; Experience working in/with biotech/pharmaceutical industry; Experience with contracts related to clinical development of biologics and/or pharmaceuticals; Experience with contracts involving intellectual property; JD with excellent law school credentials; Licensed to practice law in New York or be eligible for licensure as a registered in-house counsel is preferred; At least 5 to 10 years of legal experience at a law firm and/or in-house, including biotech/pharmaceutical and/or health care experience.

Salary commensurate with experience. Bonus and equity eligible position.

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