Paralegal/Senior Paralegal, Clinical R&D and HEOR Research

Lake County, IL, US
Jun 10, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
This position supports AbbVie's R&D and Healthcare Economics Outcomes Research (HEOR) organizations and will interact with attorneys in the Legal Division and R&D/HEOR business teams. The position reports to Counsel, Clinical R&D Legal.

Key Responsibilities Include:
  • Exercise discretion, independent judgment and critical thinking skills to negotiate, draft, and review clinical study-related agreements including, but not limited to, Services Agreements, Clinical Study Agreements, and other research related agreements to support R&D and HEOR research based in the U.S. and ex-U.S.
  • Escalate legal matters to senior attorneys as appropriate.
  • Possess strong communication skills required to effectively gather relevant information from R&D business contacts and contract management support functions and interact and negotiate with individuals inside and outside AbbVie.
  • Develop knowledge of AbbVie's R&D and HEOR business and supported client areas. At senior attorney direction, keep abreast of changes in laws that affect client areas.
  • Coordinate with AbbVie legal specialists on intellectual property and privacy law.
  • Possess organizational, project management and multitasking skills to manage multiple matters, set own work priorities and meet required work deadlines.
  • Have flexibility to take on special projects and/or additional responsibilities as needed.
  • Advise legal department managers of project developments.

  • Bachelor's Degree and ABA approved Paralegal Certificate, preferred
  • Understanding of health care/research laws and regulations and industry guidance, preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience. In-house legal experience preferred, working in pharmaceutical industry, CRO, or health care institution involved in clinical trials.
  • Foreign language skills a plus