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Corporate Counsel

Company: MCCA
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

PRACTICE AREAS: Corporate, Other
JOB TYPE: In-House Description: The Corporate Counsel position will join a subgroup of the Business Transactions legal team, a group of highly talented colleagues dedicated to providing legal support to Pfizer's Worldwide Research, Development and Medical (WRDM) organization. Support of the the WRDM client group would include, but not be limited to, the structuring, negotiation and execution of strategic R&D transactions (e.g., complex licenses, research collaborations, etc.) as well as general counseling. Responsibilities:

  • Serve as primary legal contact for assigned client groups within Pfizer's Worldwide Research, Development and Medical (WRDM) organization.
  • Provide proactive and readily-accessible legal counsel and support to assigned client groups, with a focus on protecting and enhancing business value and delivering breakthroughs that change patients' lives.
  • Apply exceptional legal acumen and sound judgment to identify innovative solutions for this fast-paced space that balance business opportunity with risk mitigation to ensure the long-term protection and success of Pfizer.
  • Establish and/or support external collaborations and research initiatives, including the structuring, negotiating and drafting of complex in-licensing agreements and research collaboration agreements.
  • Support alliance management activities and governance of programs.
  • Develop and implement training programs relating to potential risk areas for assigned client groups.
  • Partner collaboratively with other lawyers in Business Transactions and across the Legal Division as well as colleagues throughout the company to provide the most efficient and effective legal support.
  • Keen ability to network and build strong working relationships within a matrixed organization.
  • Promote company-wide standards of compliance, quality and risk management in drug research and development.
  • Support and actively contribute to Pfizer Legal Division projects and initiatives.
  • J.D. or equivalent law degree and a strong academic background.
  • Minimum -5 years' experience at large law firm, having handled pharmaceutical and/or biotech transactional matters that impact R&D (e.g., IP licensing, R&D collaborations, sponsored research, material transfer agreements, etc.).
  • Scientific background and previous in-house experience at a pharmaceutical and/or biotech company is a plus as is experience with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Good Clinical Practice (GCP), human subject protections and data privacy.
  • A thorough understanding of regulatory and legal frameworks governing the research, development and approval of new medicines.
  • Demonstrated ability to grasp scientific and technical concepts quickly.
  • Able to form strong, positive relationships with colleagues and operate efficiently and effectively in a fast paced, innovative business climate.
  • Fully accountable and able to exercise sound judgment, as well as common sense.
  • Ability to work independently under tight timelines and to plan, prioritize and organize cross-functional tasks.
  • Ability to proactively identify and analyze potential legal issues and develop creative, pragmatic and business-oriented legal advice and solutions.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, analytical, organizational and strategic thinking sills.
  • Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact. NON-STANDARD WORK SCHEDULE, TRAVEL OR ENVIRONMENT REQUIREMENTS Willingness to travel within the U.S. and on occasion internationally, as needed. Other Job Details: Last Date to Apply - 2/2/22 Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

Keywords: MCCA, Cambridge , Corporate Counsel, Legal , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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