Full Job Description
Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries
Our location in Abbott Park, IL currently has an opportunity for an experienced Senior Paralegal. The Senior Paralegal will focus on clinical research to support Abbott’s global clinical research divisions and provide legal review of research-related contracts and issues in direct support of clinical research teams. The experienced Senior Paralegal will be responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures. This is an intermediate individual contributor position with potential for management opportunity within Abbott’s Legal Division.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Drafts, reviews, and negotiates a variety of research-related contracts, including clinical research, services, consultants, confidentiality and other standard contracts;
Reviews and responds to proposed contract revisions from clinical research and service providers and negotiates directly with third parties;
Drafts and maintains research-related contract templates for utilization by Abbott’s global research divisions;
Interacts with various levels of management and a variety of functional areas within the company;
Coordinates solutions with clients and local attorneys in other countries;
Assists in development and presentation of training for global client groups;
Performs independent analysis of legal issues and proposes solutions to legal counsel;
Stays abreast of legal and regulatory developments that impact areas of client concern;
Represents Abbott externally to research partners, service providers, and outside legal counsel;
Coaches and directs assigned support staff in their responsibilities. Serves as a role model for other paralegals;
Typically reports to Paralegal Supervisor or Senior Counsel;
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING
Bachelor’s Degree, Paralegal certification or equivalent experience.
3+ years of contract negotiation experience.
Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
Working knowledge of general legal concepts, terminology and principles related to contracts.
Attention to detail, good judgment, and solid organization skills.
Corporate law department experience.
WHAT WE OFFER
At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
Paid time off
401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities
Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: www.abbottbenefits.com
Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.
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