Overview: BlueRock Therapeutics is seeking a highly skilled and motivated attorney, strong cultural leader, and strategic business partner to join their team as Vice President, General Counsel (“General Counsel”). Reporting to the company’s Chief Operating Officer, the General Counsel will have primary responsibility for the general legal affairs within the company with a focus on business development, licensing and other strategic transactions, intellectual property, corporate law matters, and contracts.
Company: BlueRock is a clinical-stage engineered cell therapy company leveraging its novel CELL+GENE™ platform to direct cellular differentiation and genetically engineer cells to create a new generation of cellular medicines that address large patient populations suffering from neurological, cardiovascular, and immunology diseases. BlueRock is headquartered in the heart of Kendall Square, Cambridge, with operations in NYC and Toronto. Founded in 2016 by Versant Ventures and capitalized with one of the largest-ever Series A financings in biotech history by Bayer AG and Versant, BlueRock was acquired in 2019 by Bayer AG and is operating as an independent, wholly-owned subsidiary of Bayer AG.
Compensation: A competitive compensation package will be offered.
Experience: The successful candidate will have a minimum of 15 years of business transactional experience, as well as significant experience and exposure to corporate, intellectual property, real estate, and/or employment law, including law firm training and in-house counsel roles of increasing responsibility in a biopharmaceutical company setting. An advanced scientific degree is strongly preferred, but not required. The ideal candidate will have experience contributing to business development activities such as in-licensing, outlicensing, mergers and acquisitions and partnering agreements, and will also be a strategic business-oriented team player and cultural leader for the company. The preferred candidate will also have strong understanding of intellectual property law in the context of biotechnology and clinical/commercial development of biopharmaceutical products.
Relocation: This is a national search, but local candidates are preferred.
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