Full Job Description
Guardant Health is a leading precision oncology company focused on helping conquer cancer globally through use of its proprietary blood tests, vast data sets and advanced analytics. Guardant Health Oncology Platform is designed to leverage its capabilities in technology, clinical development, regulatory and reimbursement to drive commercial adoption, improve patient clinical outcomes and lower healthcare costs. In pursuit of its goal to manage cancer across all stages of the disease, Guardant Health has launched multiple liquid biopsy-based tests, Guardant360® and GuardantOMNI® , for advanced stage cancer patients, which fuel its LUNAR program, which aims to address the needs of early stage cancer patients with neoadjuvant and adjuvant treatment selection, cancer survivors with surveillance, asymptomatic individuals eligible for cancer screening and individuals at a higher risk for developing cancer with early detection. Since its launch in 2014, Guardant360® has been used by more than 7,000 oncologists, over 50 biopharmaceutical companies and all 27 of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network centers.
The Corporate Counsel reports to the Vice President, Legal Affairs, and will be instrumental in advancing the company’s strategic initiatives in cancer detection. The Corporate Counsel will provide legal support in areas such as drafting and negotiating a wide variety of contracts, managing the workflow of the contracting process, supporting business development and licensing. The ideal candidate will be looking to build on existing strengths, in one or more of these areas, to quickly develop a broad range of legal and business expertise to support a growing cancer diagnostics company.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Collaborate with members of the biopharma, clinical research, medical affairs, and supply chain teams to negotiate and advance key business partnerships to further Company’s interests.
Review, draft and negotiate a wide range of agreements, including: laboratory service agreements, clinical trial agreements, sponsored research agreements; master service agreements; supply agreements; master research collaboration agreements; and other strategic agreements.
Manage assignments and prioritize workload in line with the company’s objectives and departmental needs.
Be a strong contributor and a team player.
Negotiate research agreements with academic investigators and institutions.
Work collaboratively with internal clients by providing clear, practical and timely legal advice.
Advise on the interpretation of legal documents in a manner that provides accurate guidance and practical advice while properly managing risk to the organization.
Keep informed of new laws, regulations, and industry trends affecting the organization.
Interact with external vendors and business partners.
Work across all company departments to meet business objectives.
Thrive in a fast-paced environment while remaining proactive, resourceful, flexible and efficient, and maintaining high quality and ethical standards.
Excellent analytical and contract interpretation skills, and an ability to communicate complex issues in a simple way.
Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to develop relationships with key stakeholders, good conflict management and negotiation skills, and the ability to analyze complex issues to develop practical solutions and best outcomes.
J.D. from a nationally recognized law school and member of a state bar (California preferred).
A minimum of 3 years of legal experience (large law firm and/or in-house experience) with exposure to contracts, and licensing.
Demonstrated experience drafting and negotiating contracts, with an emphasis on understanding life sciences transactions and associated intellectual property issues.
Experience working as in-house or external counsel in the biotechnology industry; bachelor/graduate degree in the biological sciences; and/or excellent academic credentials in intellectual property, and contracts law.
Ability to work independently and apply good business and legal judgement in assessing contract terms.
Familiarity with HIPAA and HITECH laws, healthcare fraud and abuse laws desired, but not necessary.
Personal integrity and ethics in business conduct.
Sound business judgment and strategic thinking, with the ability to define business tradeoffs, generate creative solutions and anticipate the impact of decisions.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to form quality working relationships with other employees and partners.
Well-organized, responsive and hardworking, with the capacity to handle a variety of complex matters and ability to manage projects under deadline pressure.
Willing to accept full ownership of work product and deliver the highest quality results.
Flexibility working on a variety of legal matters to understand and advise across company functions, effectively present ideas and contribute to decision making.
Employee may be required to lift routine office supplies and use office equipment. Majority of the work is performed in a desk/office environment; however, there may be exposure to high noise levels, fumes, and biohazard material in the laboratory environment. Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
Guardant Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.
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