Assistant General Counsel I, Office of Technology Development (Clinical Research Contracts) (attorney/lawyer)
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Location: New York, New York
Internal Number: 2021-54709
Are you an experienced attorney 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! We seek an Assistant General Counsel who has broad experience supporting clinical research collaborations.
Review, negotiate and manage the process of executing Clinical Trial Agreements (CTA) with pharmaceutical and biotech industry partners and other academic medical centers.
Communicate with internal and external business and legal counterparts.
Collaborate with protocol operations, budget and compliance functions as well as research staff, Principal Investigators and external sponsors to understand key issues.
Collaborate with colleagues in OTD to ensure the institutions intellectual property interests are protected.
Collaborate with other members of the MSK Office of General Counsel regarding legal issues that impact the institution.
Review complex agreements to ensure that the terms comply with applicable laws & regulations, MSK policies, and pre-existing MSK obligations.
Draft, negotiate, and execute other complex clinical-trial related agreements.
Work independently on special contract-related or other legal projects involving and initiatives assigned by Chief IP Counsel.
Assist the other legal and contracting staff that works on clinical trial-related agreements including CTAs; Subcontracts for Multicenter clinical trials; Confidentiality Agreements (CDAs); Material Transfer Agreements (MTAs) and others.
A strong communicator, adept at building partnerships and working collaboratively across teams to meet shared objectives.
Capable of maneuvering through complex policy, process, and people-related organizational dynamics.
Adept at planning and prioritizing work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.
Highly analytical and possess excellent problem-solving abilities.
In possession of business acumen to ensure the institutions short and long term goals are met.
A Juris Doctorate (JD) and a minimum of 4 years of related experience.
New York State Bar Admission, or the ability to be licensed within a year.
Direct experience with clinical research agreements and an understanding of pharmaceutical and biotech sponsored clinical trials and industrial sponsor relationships is required.
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.