Sr. Contracts Paralegal

Seattle, WA, United States
Feb 26, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Sr. Contracts Paralegal

The Sr. Contracts Paralegal will be responsible for the preparation, negotiation and administration of the Company's legal agreements.

Good things are happening at Omeros!

Come join our Omeros Legal Team!

Who is Omeros?

Omeros is a commercial-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing and commercializing small-molecule and protein therapeutics for large-market and orphan indications targeting inflammation, complement-mediated diseases, disorders of the central nervous system and immune-related diseases, including cancers. In addition to its commercial product OMIDRIA (phenylephrine and ketorolac intraocular solution) 1%/0.3%, Omeros has multiple phase 3 and phase 2 clinical-stage development programs focused on complement-mediated disorders and substance abuse. Omeros also has a diverse group of preclinical programs including GPR174, a novel target in immuno-oncology that modulates a new cancer immunity axis recently discovered by Omeros. Small-molecule inhibitors of GPR174 are part of Omeros' proprietary G proteincoupled receptor (GPCR) platform through which it controls 54 new GPCR drug targets and their corresponding compounds. The company also exclusively possesses a novel antibody-generating platform.

What are your job responsibilities?

  • Using independent judgment, draft standard agreements based on the Company's templates, including non-disclosure agreements, master service agreements, consulting agreements, material transfer agreement, clinical trial agreements, and related amendments, customizing agreement templates as needed
  • Review legal provisions in documents related to clinical trials, including informed consent forms
  • Using independent judgment, review proposed agreements from third parties and revisions of agreements from third parties, escalating as necessary for review by Company's attorneys
  • Assist the Company's attorneys with updating agreement templates and alternate clause library
  • Using independent judgment, draft contract-related notices and other correspondence
  • Review agreements to provide information to the Company's attorneys and other Company staff related to agreement administration, including milestone requirements and reporting obligations
  • Track changes to laws related to performance of clinical trials, including those concerning privacy
  • Assist in document production and due diligence activities
  • Train Company staff on contract processes
  • Assist contracts administrator with input of contracts and contract provisions into contract lifecycle management (CLM) system; spot check entries for accuracy and completeness
  • Work with material that is generally of a critical or confidential nature
  • Interact with Company employees at all organizational levels to gather information
  • Prepare, edit and proof documents, reports and presentations
What education and experience do you need?

  • AA degree or paralegal certificate and a minimum of 15 years of legal contract drafting and negotiation experience, OR BA/BS degree and a minimum of 10 years of legal contract drafting and negotiation, OR equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Minimum of 5 years of negotiating clinical trial agreements
  • Strong computer skills required in applications used in general office settings including word processing, spreadsheet, data base management, presentation software and Internet search engines
  • CLM system experience
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently in a fast-paced environment
  • Must be capable of working with minimal supervision, exercising independent judgment; able to escalate issues to Company's attorneys when appropriate
  • Must display strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent grammatical and proofreading skills
  • Requires good interpersonal skills
  • Must represent Omeros in a professional manner
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
Behavioral Competencies Required:

  • Able to build and maintain positive relationships with management, peers, and subordinates
Physical Demands Required:

  • Intermittent physical activity including bending, reaching, pushing, pulling, or lifting
  • May encounter prolonged periods of sitting
If you have the experience, skills and knowledge we are seeking, we'd love to hear from you! This is an exciting opportunity for the right person!

Omeros is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to status as a protected veteran or a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected status such as race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, or any other factor determined to be unlawful by federal, state, or local statutes.

It is our policy to provide reasonable accommodation to anyone with a disability who needs assistance completing the job application process. If you need assistance, you can either send an e-mail to or contact Omeros, asking for Human Resources, at (206) 676-5000