Senior Corporate Counsel

Cambridge, MA
Oct 10, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Why Join Intellia? 

Our mission is to develop curative genome editing treatments that can positively transform the lives of people living with severe and life-threatening diseases. 

Beyond our science, we live our four core values: One, Explore, Disrupt, Deliver and feel strongly that you can achieve more at Intellia. We have a single-minded determination to excel and succeed together. We believe in the power of curiosity and pushing boundaries. We welcome challenging thoughts and imagination to develop innovative solutions. And we know that patients are counting on us to make the promise a reality, so we must maintain high standards and get it done. 

We want all of our people to go beyond what is possible. We aren’t constrained by typical end rails, and we aren’t out to just “treat” people. We’re all in this for something more. We’re driven to cure and motivated for change. Just imagine the possibilities of what we can do together.   

How you will Achieve More with Intellia:

We are looking to hire a Senior Corporate Counsel to be an integral part of our legal team. This is an excellent opportunity for a life sciences attorney who wants to take a leadership role at a growing clinical-stage biotechnology company. 

Join our team, where you will play a leading role implementing and overseeing the company’s comprehensive contract lifecycle management, including:  

  • Coordinate and liaise with multiple internal stakeholders, outside counsel, and counterparties to ensure timely preparation, review, negotiation, execution, tracking, and management of a variety of contracts (e.g., confidentiality agreements, research agreements, material transfer agreements, master services agreements, consulting agreements, license agreements, clinical trial agreements, purchase agreements, and other business agreements)

  • Lead the negotiation, drafting, and execution of contracts across all functional groups within the company, including technical operations (manufacturing), supply chain, quality, research and development, clinical, medical affairs, regulatory, business development, and G&A functions

  • Provide practical, sound, risk-based, and business-oriented legal counsel regarding contracts to internal stakeholders at all levels and functions within the company

  • Manage and continuously improve the company’s contract lifecycle management processes and procedures, including developing, implementing, and improving templates, playbooks, and policies to support the continued growth of the company

  • Lead and mentor colleagues in the legal group, including contracts managers and legal operations managers


About You:

We are looking for an experienced JD with prior experience drafting and negotiating contracts (particularly related to pharmaceutical and/or biotechnology products and services), handling transactional and other corporate counseling matters. If you have excellent organization and communication skills, demonstrated attention to detail, and commitment to confidentiality, then this is the role for you! Additionally, the successful candidate must be able to interact professionally with all levels and functions within the company, as well as external partners, potential collaborators, and service providers.   Additional role requirements include: 

  • An understanding of licenses and intellectual property issues, regulatory issues, privacy and data security issues, and healthcare compliance issues related to life science contracts

  • Knowledge of and proven ability to manage contract lifecycle management technologies, e.g., CLM databases, workflow management systems, and electronic signature systems

  • Ability to handle multiple transactional and counseling matters at the same time, including planning, organizing, and executing multiple related assignments and effectively navigate a deadline-driven environment

  • This includes master service/supply agreements, material transfer agreements, research agreements, license agreements, clinical trial agreements, and technology collaboration and evaluation agreements

  • Ability to understand risk and risk mitigation in analyzing and providing business solutions and legal advice


Meet your future team 

This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing legal team in a highly collaborative organization. This position reports to the Vice President, Associate General Counsel. The contracts team at Intellia is an energetic and fun group of legal professionals. Our motto is “contracts are the atomic units of business.” We partner with teammates throughout the entire organization to negotiate, execute and manage contracts in a way that moves business forward while protecting Intellia’s interests. We are highly motivated in our work knowing that our efforts could make a difference for patients that hope to benefit from the treatments that Intellia is developing.

Our team values Collaboration, Excellence, Integrity, and Trust. Since our team is based in Cambridge, MA, we hope that you are in the Cambridge area or willing to relocate. If you decide to join us, you can expect to become a highly valued member of a hardworking and collaborative team. We look forward to fostering your skills, learning from your experiences, and building a larger team together to impact patients’ lives.


EEOC Statement: Intellia believes in a diverse environment, and is committed to equal employment opportunity for all its employees and qualified applicants. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Intellia will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.