Immediate opening for a health care attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at Stanford University. This is a full time position, but we are open to considering somewhat less than 100% FTE.
The position provides the first-line legal support to the Stanford University School of Medicine and may also involve advising Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Childrens Hospital at Stanford. The position reports directly to the General Counsel.
Responsibilities include legal support in some or all of the following areas: health care, academic issues, business and transactional matters, compliance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations applicable to a major academic medical center (including responses to external agencies, conflict of interest issues, human subjects research, research animals, and scientific misconduct), recruitment, compensation, and setting reimbursement for faculty physicians; and legal advice on insurance coverage and risk management.
This position will also serve as the ex-officio nonvoting member to the universitys eight Institutional Review Boards for human subjects research, including Stem Cell Research Oversight, and one Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and will provide various ad hoc reviews of compliance matters related to these committees. This person would consult with the Vice Provost/Dean of Research Office on issues related to compliance with university research policies and intellectual property and technology licensing policies and issues.
The position requires discretion, flexibility, and the ability to understand and manage projects with competing interests in a constantly changing, cutting-edge environment. Must be able to work independently, while also partnering and working with outside counsel and other staff attorneys to manage a varied and sometimes heavy flow of work.
Applicants should have at least 8 years experience with at least 5 years health care practice experience and be a member of the California Bar. Requirements include excellence in academic credentials, judgment, writing, analytical and communication skills. Applicants must be comfortable with technology, committed to teamwork, responsive, and have a proven record of providing the highest quality service.
Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains d...edicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 9000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.