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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Assistant General Counsel I (Clinical Research Contracts) in New York, New York

Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes. For the 30th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2019, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2019. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time.Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

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!

We Are:

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.

You will:

  • 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 institution’s 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.

You are:

  • 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 institution’s short and long term goals are met.

You Have:

  • 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.



MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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Job LocationsUSA-NY-New York

Posted Date6 days ago(2/17/2021 11:31 AM)

Requisition ID2020-46287

CategoryProfessional - Other