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Contract Manager

GreenLight Biosciences, Inc.
Medford, MA
Start date
Jul 28, 2022

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Regulatory, Legal/Compliance
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
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At GreenLight we are working to solve two of the world's greatest problems: global food insecurity and equal access to vaccines and the associated health benefits. Unlike most corporations who can be required to put profits ahead of other principles, GreenLight is one of the first Public Benefit Corporations to be publicly traded and have a charter that requires a focus on how it benefits its employees, community and society and has a broad portfolio addressing key issues in plant health and human health (Nasdaq: GRNA) by leveraging the full potential of dsRNA and mRNA. The GreenLight team is over 300 people across our headquarters in Medford, MA, an R&D facility in Woburn, MA and an R&D facility in Research Triangle Park, NC. GreenLight also has a biomanufacturing plant in Rochester, NY. Initiatives include finding ways to support biodiversity, protect bees and other pollinators, treat rare diseases as well as develop vaccines.

At GreenLight, we believe inclusion is the way forward. We celebrate the power of working together to address humanity’s challenges, meet the needs of underserved populations, and push the boundaries of scientific discovery. Fueled by our aspiration for a true sense of belonging, our talented teams embody the principles of diversity and equality as we strive to bring food security, medicine, and healthcare to everyone—paving the way for a sustainable future. For more information, visit


GreenLight Biosciences is seeking an exceptional, initiative-taking Contract Manager to join our legal team. The successful candidate will manage contracts and serve as a business partner for various departments. Under the supervision of the General Counsel and the Assistant General Counsel, this individual will work with the business to identify and mitigate legal risk and manage a variety of contracts. This is an exciting opportunity to both strategically manage the legal and contracting needs of various departments at GreenLight and gain exposure to a wide variety of business and legal issues at a growing biotech company.


  • Independently draft, review, and negotiate a wide variety of agreements with minimal supervision, including confidential disclosure agreements, material transfer agreements, master services agreements, consulting agreements, software agreements, quality agreements, statements of work, and enterprise-wide agreements.
  • Support GreenLight’s initiatives by attending regular meetings with vendors, partners and other stakeholders to gain a comprehensive understanding of business needs and to inform contract review.
  • Use a strong understanding of best practices to independently evaluate and effectively manage business timelines and goals to ensure quality legal support.
  • Build strong relationships with internal clients and vendors.
  • Identify and address a broad range of legal and compliance risks, proactively suggest mitigation strategies for those risks, and independently implement solutions.
  • Collaborate with business development stakeholders on technology partnerships and other business alliance relationships, and draft and negotiate contracts related to same.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining contracts-related processes and procedures to scale with company’s growth, such as developing and maintaining playbook, standard forms, contract templates, contracts database, etc.
  • Liaise with finance, legal, operations, procurement, HR and other business units for approval of contractual terms and conditions on specific areas of expertise.
  • Act as legal point of contact for ad hoc legal inquiries and concerns and escalate as appropriate.
  • Manage and track contract lifecycles from initiation to execution and thereafter with renewals and terminations, as appropriate.
  • Work on corporate legal issues and special projects as they arise, including but not limited to, liaising with outside counsel, marketing, SEC filings, and policy review. 


  • Three years of experience drafting and negotiating contracts with experience supporting pharmaceutical, biotech, hospital or other life science organizations a plus.
  • Excellent execution and follow through skills
  • Outstanding attention to detail and ability to identify business and legal issues
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and project management skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Capable of managing competing priorities and timelines


  • Bachelor's degree

Greenlight Biosciences Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

GreenLight requires proof of COVID-19 vaccination for its employees.



GreenLight Biosciences is an integrated life sciences company with a cutting-edge platform to deliver higher-quality RNA at a lower cost and more quickly than was ever before possible.

GreenLight develops RNA products and collaborates with industry leaders to advance vaccine development, pandemic preparation, crop management, plant protection and support the health of bees and other pollinators. The GreenLight team values diversity, inclusion, and equality and promises to use collaboration to remain scientifically imaginative and passionately focused on making a difference in the world.

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