Associate Director, Clinical Contracts Counsel

Brisbane, California
Jun 28, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type

Locations: Brisbane, California | Hayward, California | Remote, United States

Associate Director, Clinical Contracts Counsel

Legal · Remote, Brisbane or Hayward, California




Reporting to the General Counsel, the Associate Director, Clinical Contracts Counsel will support Arcus’s global clinical contracting needs across all phases of development to advance the company’s mission to develop innovative cancer immunotherapies.




  • 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
  • Process oriented with attention to detail and strong analytical thinking skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

Arcus Biosciences is an equal opportunity employer.