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 a Lead Assistant General Counsel who has broad experience supporting research collaborations, intellectual property management, and publicity matters.
Lead the drafting and negotiation of licenses for MSKs scientific, digital, data, and copyrighted assets. These range from novel therapeutics to data licenses to software applications to branded clinical outcomes assessments.
Execute agreements ranging from simple letter agreements and material transfer agreements to complex research and development contracts
Support the Marketing and Communications team in their management and licensing of MSKs media library and use of copyrighted materials.
Liaise with MSK compliance, regulatory, and privacy teams to develop policies governing the conduct of research, licensing, and commercialization.
Report to leadership on the OTD Contracts team's key performance indicators, such as research contract submission and execution metrics.
Supervise a team of lawyers performing a variety of contracting functions.
Skilled in motivating and managing a team of legal professionals toward a common goal.
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.
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.
Prior management experience is strongly preferred.
Experience with research agreements and an understanding of industrial trials and industrial sponsor relationships is preferred.
A biological or chemical science background is a plus.
Competitive compensation packages | Generous Vacation, Sick time + 12 holidays to recharge & refuel | Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA & Dependent Care | 403b retirement savings plan match | Enticing Tuition Reimbursement | Paid Maternity/Paternity & Adoption Assistance | Fitness Discounts & Wellness Program | Resource Networks | Life Insurance & Disability | Individual mentoring and professional development support | Advanced degree award program eligibility
Internal Number: 2020-45933
About Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
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.