Flagship Pioneering, Inc. has engaged Major, Lindsey & Africa on an exclusive basis to conduct a search for a VP, Intellectual Property. Flagship is an equal opportunity employer. Please do not contact Flagship directly; all resumes sent to Flagship will be routed to MLA for handling and may cause delays.
Overview: Flagship Pioneering is seeking an experienced, business savvy, creative, hands-on and strategic IP attorney with significant transactional experience who will work closely with the cross-functional teams of an early stage Flagship company to build value through developing and executing IP strategy for the company’s innovative therapeutic technologies and platforms.
Company: Led by its founder and CEO Noubar Afeyan, Flagship Pioneering (“Flagship”) conceives and develops first-in-category life sciences companies to transform human health and sustainability. Flagship has developed over 100 scientific ventures, resulting in more than $80 billion in aggregate value. Flagship seeks to change the world by addressing some of humanity’s most urgent challenges: curing intractable diseases, improving human health, and feeding the world by advancing the resiliency and sustainability of agriculture.
Experience:The successful candidate will have a minimum of 15 years of life science/biopharmaceutical IP advisor experience (prosecution, opinion work, strategic development, transactional work) including at least 5 years of in-house IP experience and extensive knowledge of patent law and procedure, including international and foreign patent prosecution procedure. An advanced graduate science degree (Ph.D. in biological field preferred) and fluency with molecular biology technologies required.
Compensation: Highly competitive compensation package, consisting of a base salary, bonus, and equity, consistent with the candidate’s level of experience.
Internal Number: 124793
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