Contracts Administrator

San Diego, CA
Sep 21, 2021
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type


Fate Therapeutics is currently seeking a motivated and skilled individual to join our legal team to administer corporate legal processes and manage company agreements. This position requires relevant in-house experience in the legal department of a biotech or pharmaceutical company, although experience with a law firm may be considered. The successful candidate will join a growing legal team in the support of all aspects of Fates business, clinical, and research goals. This is a full-time position and is located at our corporate headquarters in San Diego, California. Responsibilities include

  • Supports life cycle of contracts, from contract request through closure. Supports creation of contracts by gathering and vetting required inputs including but not o limited to business terms from business and functional owners Guides internal clients in the contract request process. o Performs review of expiring contracts and manages renewals and amendments. o
  • Supports contract management and administration. Inputs and updates Company contract records in contract management system. o Reviews contract records for completeness and accuracy. o Maintains contract lifecycle system. o
  • Acts as a liaison between internal clients and the legal department for timely processing of contracts.
  • Handles status inquiries, process questions, and directs inquiries to the appropriate attorney.
  • Administratively supports Company attorneys.
  • Maintains legal department forms and assists attorneys in updating all forms.
  • Formats documents for finalization.
  • Manages signature and transfer to company records and maintenance of fully executed agreements.


    • Bachelors degree preferred, paralegal certificate a plus.
    • 2+ years contract/budget management work experience.
    • High degree of adaptability and comfort with uncertainty.
    • Ability to prioritize requests and handle matters resourcefully and proactively to enable timely completion of assigned work.
    • Ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholders including internal clients, with vendors, with collaborators, and with clinical sites.
    • Speaks up regarding issues and errors so they can be addressed in a timely manner; suggests solutions for continuous improvement.
    • Familiarity with the biotech or life sciences industry, especially in early and clinical research.
    • Good time management and prioritization skills.
    • Superior attention to detail and nimbleness with new/evolving processes will be key.
    • Positive outlook, willingness to learn and contribute, and a team-oriented attitude.
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
    • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
    • Certified Notary Public a plus.

    Working conditions and physical requirements:

    • Occasional weekend and/or evening hours required
    • Some on site work at corporate headquarters in San Diego, CA

    The preceding job description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. Additional and incidental duties related to the primary duties may be required.

    About Fate Therapeutics, Inc.

    Fate Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of first-in- class cellular immunotherapies for patients with cancer. The Company has established a leadership position in the clinical development and manufacture of universal, off-the-shelf cell products using its proprietary induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) product platform. The Company’s immuno-oncology pipeline includes off-the-shelf, iPSC-derived natural killer (NK) cell and T-cell product candidates, which are designed to synergize with well-established cancer therapies, including immune checkpoint inhibitors and monoclonal antibodies, and to target tumor-associated antigens using chimeric antigen receptors (CARs). Fate Therapeutics is headquartered in San Diego, CA. For more information, please visit