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Associate General Counsel

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Start date
Sep 23, 2022

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Administration, Regulatory, Legal/Compliance
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
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Job Details

Resilience is looking for an attorney with significant commercial contracting and deal management experience in the life sciences industry to support its diverse array of transactions with customers, strategic partners, innovators, and academic institutions. Key to this role are strong fundamentals in the areas of contract drafting, negotiation and deal management; an ability to analyze and synthesize complex matters into concise verbal and written communications; and the provision of strategic and timely advice to key decision-makers. The ideal candidate will have significant experience in negotiating pharma or biopharma manufacturing services and supply agreements and a working understanding of one or more of the following modalities: gene therapies, cell therapies, nucleic acids, vaccines and biologics.


  • Serve as legal counsel to Resilience’s Commercial and Business Development Teams, helping to build and sustain Resilience’s relationships with customers, strategic collaborators and technology partners.

  • Work closely with the heads of Resilience’s various franchises to structure and negotiate agreements for the manufacture and supply of material for research, clinical trials and commercial sale.

  • Draft, review and advise on all matter of business agreements relating to the establishment, expansion or change in customer relationships, such as customer proposals, letters of intent, term sheets, project agreements and change orders.

  • Draft, review and negotiate a variety of commercial agreements typical for the biotech and pharmaceutical manufacturing industry.

  • Support planning and procurement strategies to meet the needs of customers efficiently and effectively.

  • Support the integration of new manufacturing facilities into the Resilience network, including due diligence, implementation of network policies and procedures, and updating of form agreements.

  • Develop strong understanding of the various proprietary services and manufacturing technologies under development by Resilience and its collaborators and cooperate with IP counsel to consistently implement the company’s IP strategy across all contractual relationships.

  • Develop, share, and deploy knowledge and best practices for working with customers, strategic collaborators and innovators.

  • Manage outside counsel to ensure timely and knowledgeable support of critical deals.

  • Provide additional legal support on other matters and assume other responsibilities, as assigned, including but not limited to general support of the company’s other contracting matters.

Qualifications & Experience:

  • Juris Doctorate and Bar admission with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in Life Sciences industry, including manufacturing.

  • Large law firms and prior in-house experience preferred.

  • Scientific background, with preference for an advanced degree or equivalent combination of education and scientific experience in the areas of biotechnology, bioengineering, biological chemistry, gene therapy or cell therapy.

  • Significant experience advising on, drafting and negotiating GMP manufacturing agreements for the supply of clinical and commercial quantities of drug substance and/or drug product and other complex agreements involving scientific subject matter and/or intellectual property (including licensing, collaboration, and/or other corporate or commercial transactions).

  • Excellent communication, legal drafting, and analytical skills required.

  • Impeccable professional ethics, integrity, and judgment.

  • Detail-oriented, organized, efficient, and resourceful with strong follow-through skills.

  • Business-minded and practical in addressing legal issues. We don’t write memos; we solve problems and get things done.

  • Confident and sound judgment for risk assessment.

  • Thrive working on a team in a fast-paced environment with priorities that frequently change and occasionally compete.

  • Great communicator and solid project manager, able to effectively prioritize and advance many deals happening simultaneously, often under time pressure.

  • Strong computer skills, including MS Word, PPT, Excel, Litera and Smartsheet.

Equal Opportunity Statement

At Resilience we believe that the business of business is to improve the state of our world. We are committed to creating a workforce that reflects society, to maintaining inclusive programs and to providing equal opportunities to qualified individuals.

Resilienceis an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, disability status, physical or mental disability, genetic information or characteristic, or other non-job related characteristics protected by applicable law. Applicants who require reasonable accommodations for any portion of the job application process may contact careers@resilience.comfor assistance. Resilience welcomes all.

Resilience does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes. Resilience will not pay any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement withResilience.


Resilience is a technology-focused biomanufacturing company dedicated to broadening access to complex medicines. Founded in 2020, the company is building a sustainable network of high-tech, end-to-end manufacturing solutions to ensure the treatments of today and tomorrow can be made quickly, safely, and at scale. Resilience seeks to free its partners to focus on the discoveries that improve patients’ lives by continuously advancing the science of biopharmaceutical manufacturing and development. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter @IncResilience 

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9310 Athena Circles
La Jolla
United States
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