Senior Contracts Manager

San Diego, CA G&A - Legal Full Time
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Element Biosciences is a multi-disciplinary startup focused on innovating genetic analysis tools for the research and clinical markets. The Company's technology will broaden the end user experience through improved data quality and simplified workflows to benefit discoveries and diagnosis in healthcare. This position seeks an exceptional candidate with a strong background as a contracts manager.  You will join our growing legal team, reporting to our Director of Commercial Law, and work across the company to assist with a full range of legal services. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: ·       Draft, review, and negotiate a wide range of day-to-day contracts including NDAs, Material Transfer Agreements, Master Service Agreements, Consulting Agreements, Manufacturing and Supply Agreements, Terms and Conditions of Sale and Purchase, and Research Collaboration Agreements. ·       Work closely with internal business clients to advise of potential risks and mitigation strategies. ·       Assist with managing contracting processes, facilitating contracting workflow, tracking contract negotiation and execution, and filing completed contracts. ·       Support the design and administration of the company’s contract lifecycle management system. ·       Provide day-to-day support to the company’s legal department, including assistance with the company’s intellectual property prosecution and litigation activities. ·       Interface with teams across the company to gauge and anticipate legal needs. ·       Provide a high level of client satisfaction. ·      Other duties as assigned. REQUIRED SKILLS/ABILITIES: ·       Highly organized and detail-oriented, comfortable handling multiple and shifting priorities in a fast-paced environment. ·       Self-directed and enterprising. ·       Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate with and support colleagues and clients, including senior leadership. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: ·       Bachelor’s degree or Associate’s degree with at least 6 or more years experience as a contracts manager or paralegal in the life sciences or biotechnology industry, (an equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered) ·       Experience with compliance matters, including data privacy, a plus. ·       Paralegal certificate preferred; California notary preferred. ·       CEDS and/or PMP certificates and corporate in-house experience are all pluses. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: ·       must be able to lift 15 pounds TRAVEL:  ·       Negligible
We are passionate about our mission to develop high performing products to study genomics in an unprecedented flexibility and to understand biology for the improvement of healthcare. We have built a highly efficient product-driven organization where employees can learn, grow and thrive in a challenging but encouraging environment.  We are committed to scientific integrity, collegiality, honesty, objectivity, and openness.   We offer excellent benefits, which include a 401K plan, competitive health benefits, flexible vacation, and equity incentives.  We foster an environment such that all people are afforded the freedom to pursue their passions without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.