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Legal Counsel - Clinical

Company: Molecular Templates, Inc.
Location: Jersey City
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

Company Description:Molecular Templates is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of differentiated, targeted, biologic therapeutics for cancer. We believe our proprietary biologic drug platform technology, referred to as engineered toxin bodies, or ETBs, provides a differentiated mechanism of action that may address some of the limitations associated with currently available cancer therapeutics. ETBs utilize a genetically engineered form of Shiga-like Toxin A subunit, or SLTA, a ribosome inactivating bacterial protein, that can be targeted to specifically destroy cancer cells. Additional information about Molecular Templates can be obtained at . Position Overview:Molecular Templates is seeking a highly-motived and dynamic legal professional to manage legal matters pertaining to the Company's clinical trials, regulatory affairs, compliance matters, and other areas. The Legal Counsel Clinical will be responsible for providing legal guidance for the Company for matters involving regulatory and compliance issues, drafting and negotiating agreements, as well as providing legal support generally, as needed. This position requires experience and skills in contract negotiation and drafting, particularly in the biotech/pharmaceutical/life science industry. This position will also require the ability to manage competing priorities and projects in a deadline-driven environment.Job Responsibilities will include:

  • Work very closely with internal business clients in structuring, negotiating and drafting a variety of commercial and technology agreements such as clinical trial agreements, pharma-related master services agreements, supply agreements, research and development agreements, licensing agreements, manufacturing agreements, consulting agreements, confidentiality agreements
  • Advise internal business clients on a wide range of compliance and regulatory matters, including FDA regulatory issues, state and federal legislation, data privacy regulation, informed consent forms, promotional materials
  • Develop policies and provide internal training on regulatory and compliance matters as needed, including in the area of data privacy
  • Improve our standard form agreements, policies and legal processes
  • Assist in the management of outside counsel
  • Provide support to the clinical department and other business teams on an as-needed basis Qualifications:
    • Law degree and member in good standing of a state bar, preferably NJ State Bar or NJ in house admission
    • Minimum of 3 years of experience in legal practice, with in house experience preferred
    • Experience in matters relating to the biotech/pharmaceutical industry, preferred
    • Experience working with clinical research organizations and other large institutions and universities
    • Demonstrated experience with drafting and negotiating contracts
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Excellent business judgement and strategic-thinking skills
    • Excellent organizational, time management, and multi-tasking skills
    • Ability to build strong and effective working relationships with internal and external stakeholders
    • Ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines
    • Ability to function independently and exercise good judgement, as well as to be a team-player Reporting Structure:This position currently has no supervisory responsibilities. This position reports to Director, Corporate Counsel.Molecular Templates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers competitive salaries and benefits.Molecular Templates Inc

Keywords: Molecular Templates, Inc., Jersey City , Legal Counsel - Clinical, Healthcare , Jersey City, New Jersey

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