Legal Contracts Specialist II

Foster City, CA
Apr 27, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Gilead's Corporate Legal Group is seeking a Contracts Specialist who thrives in a high-volume, fast-paced, high-performing and collaborative corporate environment. This individual will work within Gilead's Clinical Legal team, which is responsible for the review, negotiation and management of a variety of agreements in support of Gilead's clinical trials. This individual will be part of a six-person team and will report to an attorney in Clinical Legal. This role will be based in our offices in Foster City, California. However, we are open to remote option for the right candidate.

Responsibilities and requirements include:
  • Review and negotiate day-to-day Company agreements including global clinical trial related agreements, informed consent forms, investigator sponsored research agreements, confidentiality, consulting and miscellaneous vendor agreements for a broad range of clients.
  • Draft, review and negotiate these agreements, handling all routine issues and consulting with attorneys in the group when complex legal questions arise.
  • Train clients and create resources to ensure internal compliance with Company processes.
  • Ability to quickly understand the business objectives of a transaction, identify legal issues, and facilitate a risk/benefit analysis.
  • Comfortable working within tight deadlines and assisting business owners to resolve issues and ensure completion of contracts.
  • Interact effectively and comfortably with all levels of management within the legal department and the business.
  • Possess a strong client service orientation while maintaining a high level of integrity and confidentiality.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Experience should include drafting and negotiating contracts in a bio-pharma company, university or Contract Research Organization
  • B.S./B.A. + 4 or more years of experience

Gilead Core Values:
  • Integrity (Doing What's Right)
  • Inclusion (Encouraging Diversity)
  • Teamwork (Working Together)
  • Excellence (Being Your Best)
  • Accountability (Taking Personal Responsibility)

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