This newly created role supporting the Clinical Diagnostics Division will work closely with the IP team and will be instrumental in driving strategic IP development and will be responsible for all inbound agreements pertaining to the Division. This will include agreements pertaining to R&D development, collaboration agreements, in-bound licensing agreements, material transfer agreements, manufacturing agreements and OEM arrangements. It is expected that this role will become the primary legal business partner to the Division and will partner with the dedicated legal IP lawyers to drive all legal initiatives across the Division. As this is a newly created role, job duties include the development of new forms, guidelines and policies, engagement in M&A and IP due diligence and policies pertaining to contract drafting and negotiation and contract management and over time the hiring and development of a team of lawyers. This position will report directly to the General Counsel.
Must have strong communication and negotiation skills and work well with clients and colleagues.
A JD from an accredited Law School is required
At least 15 years of experience in a law firm and a corporation
Previous in–house experience in a life science company and demonstrated understanding of the Company’s clinical diagnostics business
A scientific background
Patent law knowledge and experience with patent and other IP licensing.