Counsel, Clinical Contracts

Hayward, CA, United States
Nov 02, 2020
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
We're currently seeking an individual who thrives in a fast-paced and high-performing environment to join our company as Counsel, Clinical Contracts. Reporting to the General Counsel, the Clinical Contracts Counsel will support Arcus's global clinical contracting needs across all phases of development in order to advance the company's mission to develop innovative cancer immunotherapies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Draft and negotiate high-volume of specialized agreements necessary for the startup and conduct of clinical trials, including confidentiality, vendor/CRO services, clinical trial, investigator-initiated studies, informed consents and letters of indemnity
  • Ensure the consistent and timely delivery of high quality and compliant agreements while providing clear, practical and business-oriented guidance on all contracting issues through the entire contracting process
  • Establish strong, collaborative relationships with clinical department colleagues to support the training and education of internal clients on company policies and good contracting practices
  • Advise internal clients on contract interpretation, dispute resolutions and legal and business risk
  • Contributes to the establishment and ongoing improvement of contracting parameters and procedures, including template development across various jurisdictions worldwide and associated playbooks
  • Assist with ensuring contractual documents are processed and appropriately maintained in the company's contracts management system
  • May provide legal support for non-clinical contracting needs

  • J.D. degree from an ABA accredited law school; admission in good standing with any state bar (California preferred).
  • 4+ years of clinical contracts experience at a nationally recognized law firm or as in-house counsel
  • Ability to work independently, while meeting aggressive deadlines and juggling multiple matters
  • Knowledge of U.S. and foreign regulatory and compliance matters relevant to the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Enthusiastic and resourceful
  • Process oriented with attention to detail and strong analytical thinking skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written