Contract Administrator

San Diego, California
Jun 04, 2022
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Company Overview


Avidity Biosciences is pioneering a new class of oligonucleotide-based therapies called AOCs designed to overcome the current limitations of oligonucleotide therapies in order to treat a wide range of serious diseases. We utilize our proprietary AOC platform to design, engineer and develop therapeutics that combine the tissue selectivity of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and the precision of oligonucleotide-based therapies in order to access previously undruggable tissue and cell types and more effectively target underlying genetic drivers of diseases. We are passionate about the impact of every employee in bringing these potentially transformative therapeutics to patients in need. Make a difference with us.

Job Summary

Avidity’s Legal Team is looking for a Contracts Administrator to assist with day-to-day duties. This position will support the contract process. This position will focus on submitting contract requests for the organization. Previous knowledge of contracts is required.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


  • Triage new requests for accuracy, missing information, etc. from the business
  • Process new contract requests in contract system
  • Act as liaison with the business, legal (and possibly outside parties) re the drafts, redline, etc.
  • Confirm compliance with Legal, Finance and Signature requirements
  • Monitor progress of pending contract requests
  • Obtain signatures of all parties on contracts through DocuSign
  • Create records for all completed requests
  • Monitor and follow-up on expiration alerts with the business
  • Possibly draft/negotiate low-level contracts
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate excellent attention to detail
  • Proficient in contract management systems
  • Understand legal terminology
  • Ability to act as a liaison between clients and Legal Department
  • Knowledge of contract language, types and relationships
  • Ability to work with a team at all organization levels
  • Ability to draft and edit low-level contracts (CDAs)