General Counsel

Location
Waltham, MA
Posted
Mar 12, 2018
Hotbed
Genetown
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time

Company Overview

Eloxx Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (http://www.eloxxpharma.com/) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel small molecule medicines to treat many rare and ultra-rare genetic diseases caused by nonsense mutations. Nonsense mutations are a class of genetic defects that result in premature termination of protein synthesis. These nonsense mutations have been identified in over 2,000 rare and ultra-rare diseases.  As a consequence, patients with a genetic disease caused by nonsense mutations have absent or truncated nonfunctional proteins, accounting for some of the most severe phenotypes in these genetic diseases. Eloxx’s lead product candidate, ELX-02, is an investigational, novel translational read-through inducing drug designed to restore synthesis of full-length functional proteins. ELX-02 is an investigational agent undergoing clinical trials and has not been approved by any global regulatory body. Eloxx was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Waltham, MA. with R&D operations in Rehovot, Israel.

This is an opportunity to join a growing and energetic team, build a high performing company, gain personal development and transform patient lives.

Job Summary

Top executive responsible for overseeing the legal function in Eloxx Pharma. As top in-house legal executive, responsible for setting global legal strategies and functional plans for the company. Responsible for overseeing all legal matters pertaining to the organization, including patent, copyright, intellectual property and employment law matters and the coordination of any legal matters handled by outside counsel. Develops functional plans for managing legal matters, including activities to be performed in-house or through third-party relationships to best manage the company’s legal activities and minimize risk for the business. Leads and coordinators all activities with external counsel.  Responsible for all legal functions on a global basis.

Qualifications/Experience

  • A law degree a with 15-20 years of pharma experience
  • Direct experience in working with and dealing with the BoD
  • Ability to travel 30%

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