Contract Associate I

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 08/01/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Legal Job Number: 6624

Job Description

Our client is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. They are among the world' s leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline.


  • This position will report into the Research Contracts Group (RCG)
  • The successful candidate will draft and negotiate multiple Research agreements (pre-execution through post-execution) to assist with contract overflow work from the Research Contracts Group


Responsibilities may include:
  • Draft and negotiate amendments, SOWs, termination letters, consulting agreements and MTAs (and may occasionally handle laboratory service agreements and license agreements, if needed) to meet the scientific and business needs of the Research organization
  • This position will work closely with RCG team members and will regularly liaise with Research scientists, senior management, as well as external vendors, tech transfer and sponsored research offices
  • The successful contractor should have the ability to understand legal terminology and experience negotiating simple to moderately complex contracts
  • In addition, general administrative responsibilities may be required


Admin Duties:
  • Creating Shopping Carts and Payment requests
  • Tracking payments / shopping carts and following up as necessary
  • Creating Fed Ex shipments
  • Routing agreements for approvals


Job Requirements


  • Minimum 3 of years relevant work experience
  • Demonstrated contracting, drafting and negotiating skills
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be able to independently and creatively solve problems
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong time management, prioritization and organizational skills
  • Detail oriented, a team player attitude, reliable and a high work ethic are essential
  • Should be comfortable working with databases and enterprise business systems
  • Should be comfortable with standard office suites such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, etc.) and Google Applications (Mail, Calendar, Documents, etc.)



  • Scientific degree, business or legal discipline is preferred
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