Are you an experienced paralegal passionate about being part of a team dedicated to supporting the research mission of Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK)? Are you ready to help shape the future of our technology transfer efforts? If so, the Office of Technology Development (OTD) legal team has an exciting opportunity for you!
As an academic technology transfer office, we are committed to promoting the application of scientific research results for the public good. We work closely with our colleagues to help MSK achieve its overall mission of conquering cancer! OTD is seeking Paralegals to join their growing team.
Conduct intake on requests for research-related agreements.
Review, draft, and negotiate agreements, including confidentiality agreements, data transfer agreements, and amendments to research-related agreements, under the supervision of the OTD legal team.
Support in-house counsel, management and outside law firms in handling actual and potential contracts.
Assist counsel in the drafting and preparation of legal documents, including work processing, editing, and proofreading.
Using extant software maintain and supervise the maintenance of up-to-date contracts databases including database entry, data validation and production of reports which include current lists of open, closed and potential transactions. Maintain statistics for trending purposes.
Maintain calendars for Assistant General Counsels.
Maintains paper and electronic legal files. Assist attorneys in the management of transactions. Assist in the development of OTD policies and procedures.
Gather information from the Clinical Research Administration, CR operations, Privacy, and Regulatory Affairs, and other areas as necessary, for review and evaluation of contracts and queries related to research. Provide required follow-up and coordination in response to legal documents, including obtaining required signatures for verification and certification.
Assist in the review of legal documents related to research. Notify appropriate departments and employees, and provided information regarding policy and procedure, and required response.
You may handle the negotiation of simple agreements in coordination with MSK scientists.
Experience working in the healthcare environment.
Excellent word-processing, typing, and computer skills.
Outstanding communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
The ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive data pertaining to ongoing contract negotiations and other sensitive matters.
2 years of paralegal experience.
Experience in transactions and contract drafting preferred.
Please submit cover letter in addition to your resume to be considered for this position
Internal Number: 2021-48602
About Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.