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Associate General Counsel

Working from Home
Start date
Feb 23, 2024

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Administration, Regulatory, Legal/Compliance
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Details

A career at Resilience is more than just a job – it’s an opportunity to change the future.

Resilience is a technology-focused biomanufacturing company that’s changing the way medicine is made. We’re building a sustainable network of high-tech, end-to-end manufacturing solutions to better withstand disruptive events, serve scientific discovery, and reach those in need.

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Position Summary:

Resilience is seeking a transactional attorney with the skills and experience necessary to lead a team of in-house attorneys in support Resilience’s Commercial Sales and Business Development Teams and to manage and advance various legal-operations initiatives in support of such Teams. Key to this role are strong fundamentals in the areas of contract drafting, negotiation, deal management and risk management; development and implementation of contract templates and playbooks; an ability to analyze and synthesize complex matters into concise verbal and written communications; the provision of strategic and timely advice to key decision-makers; and management and development of a team of attorneys.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience in drafting and negotiating pharma or biopharma manufacturing services and supply agreements on behalf of contract manufacturers and a working understanding of one or more of the following modalities: gene therapies, cell therapies, nucleic acids, vaccines and biologics. Persons seeking to fill this role must be adept at providing timely, pragmatic and effective legal support while managing potential legal exposure and risk.

This is a remote-based role.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Provide legal services to meet the objectives of Resilience’s Commercial Sales and Business Development Teams, such as building and sustaining Resilience’s relationship with customers and strategic collaborators, while actively managing legal issues to minimize risk to Resilience.
  • 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.
  • Report to the Deputy General Counsel on the status of customer contract negotiations and other customer-related matters.
  • Manage, train and develop members of the Legal Team tasked with supporting Resilience’s Commercial Sales and Business Development Teams.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally to expand contract negotiation playbooks supporting Commercial and Business Development Teams.
  • Lead the development of policies and procedures relative to risk management and legal compliance in the context of customer contracts.
  • 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.
  • Assist with the timely review and resolution of customer inquiries, claims and complaints.
  • Educate and train Commercial and Business Development Team on contract principles, legal strategies, and compliance matters.
  • 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 transactions and legal matters.
  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Juris Doctorate and Bar admission.
  • 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.
  • Excellent communication, legal drafting, and analytical skills.
  • 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 projects happening simultaneously, often under time pressure.
  • Strong computer skills (i.e. MS Word, PPT, Excel)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10 years or more of relevant experience in Life Sciences industry, including manufacturing.
  • Large law firms and prior in-house experience.
  • Experience advising on, drafting and negotiating complex agreements involving scientific subject matter and/or intellectual property (including licensing, collaboration, and/or other corporate or commercial transactions).
  • Scientific background, with preference for persons with education and/or scientific experience in the areas of biotechnology, bioengineering, biological chemistry, gene therapy or cell therapy.
  • Familiarity with SharePoint, Litera and Ironclad.

Resilience is 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 or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state, and local laws. Requests for reasonable accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process.

Resilience offers employees a robust total rewards program including equity, an annual cash bonus program, a 401(k) plan with a generous company match and our benefits package which is thoughtfully designed to support our employees with great healthcare (including medical, dental and vision), family building benefits, life and disability insurance, flexible time off, paid holidays, other paid leaves of absence, tuition reimbursement and support for caregiving needs. Our target base pay hiring range for this position is $210,000.00 - $307,500.00 per year. Actual base pay is dependent upon a number of factors, including but not limited to, the candidate’s geographical location, relevant experience, qualifications, skills and knowledge. Excited about Resilience and the biomanufacturing revolution? We encourage you to apply and start a conversation with one of our recruiters.


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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