A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Commercial/ IP Senior Legal Counsel with a Life Sciences background to join a major research funder and life sciences powerhouse.
Responsibilities will include drafting and negotiating complex life sciences agreements with a licensing focus, as well as creating spin-out companies and doing the deals that take them towards listing. You will also get involved in collaboration, licensing, and funding agreements, but also longer-term (and increasingly large-scale) strategic alliances. You will also be involved in data, research sharing, tech, AI and government interaction. You will be working on international deals across the US, India, Spain, Italy, Canada, and other jurisdictions. As a senior member of the team, you will be involved in mentoring and developing others.
To be successful in this role, you must have a strong academic background with relevant qualification either as a solicitor or barrister or equivalent overseas (common law) qualification. You will have excellent working knowledge of commercial law and intellectual property law (particularly patents). You must have a track record of successfully negotiating and drafting a wide range of agreements (especially with an intellectual property dimension, including high value and complicated licence and collaboration agreements). You will have the ability to demonstrate a good understanding of company law and the regulatory environment relating to life sciences and pharmaceutical product development
You will be someone who seeks responsibility, is a team player, and has a positive attitude. You will have the ability to work autonomously, think strategically and creatively and communicate clearly and precisely. You must be enthusiastic, proactive, enjoy working hard and being challenged, and demonstrate sound judgment even in ambiguous situations.
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