Job Description :
Staff Attorney - Clinical
6+ MONTHS
San Rafael,CA

Duties:
Independently draft, review, negotiate and approve clinical trial agreements, material transfer agreements, sponsored research agreements, service agreements, collaboration agreements, and other contracts to meet the scientific and business objectives of Development Sciences functional groups.
Engage and interact directly with scientists, researchers, and clinical operations personnel to discuss current and future programs and projects in order to provide appropriate contractual and other legal support.
Intimate knowledge of critical research and development contract provisions, relating to intellectual property, publications, indemnity, and confidentiality.
Support senior level counsel in providing general legal advice and training to the Development Sciences functional groups on a wide range of legal and compliance matters.
Training/monitoring of client personnel with respect to client’s policies and procedures, including contracting, financial approval and signature policies.
Ability and willingness to learn other substantive contracting areas based upon demonstrated familiarity with common contract terms.
Timely track and monitor all aspects of the contracting process through clients contract lifecycle management system.
Provide contracting and other legal support for other functional groups, as needed.
Liaise with internal clients and respond to inquiries regarding contracts and other matters.
Provide support for other Legal Department projects, including legal research and due diligence.
Appropriately manage a heavy workflow, setting priorities with internal clients and meeting deliverable timelines.

Skills:
Two to four years prior experience in a biotech/pharma legal department or major law firm, demonstrating growth and ability to succeed.
Experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating a wide variety of research and clinical agreements, including material transfer agreements, collaboration agreement, research agreements, sponsored research agreements and/or clinical trial agreement is required.
Experience advising pharmaceutical companies in research and development matters is desirable but not essential.
Excellent organization and time-management skills required. Must be able to manage heavy workload and aggressive timelines in a timely manner, prioritize and work under pressure.
Exceptional written and communication skills required, including strong

Education:
J.D. required from a nationally recognized law school. Current bar admission required. B.S. and/or post-graduate degree in biological sciences preferred.