Assistant General Counsel II - Office of Technology Development
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Location: New York, New York
Internal Number: 73663
The people of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) are united by a singular mission: ending cancer for life. Our specialized care teams provide personalized, compassionate, expert care to patients of all ages. Informed by basic research done at our Sloan Kettering Institute, scientists across MSK collaborate to conduct innovative translational and clinical research that is driving a revolution in our understanding of cancer as a disease and improving the ability to prevent, diagnose, and treat it. MSK is dedicated to training the next generation of scientists and clinicians, who go on to pursue our mission at MSK and around the globe. One of the world's most respected comprehensive centers devoted exclusively to cancer, we have been recognized as one of the top two cancer hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report for more than 30 years.
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The Office of Technology Development is staffed by technology transfer professionals with backgrounds in science, intellectual property, and business development. We are seeking an experienced attorney to join our legal team. Do you want to join a world-class hospital and research institution?
The Assistant General Counsel II will:
Draft, review, and negotiate agreements related to research and development with pharmaceutical and biotech industry partners (both startups and large corporations) as well as other academic medical centers and nonprofit organizations, including Sponsored Research Agreements, Collaboration Agreements, Data Transfer Agreements, Inter-Institutional Agreements, Clinical Trial Agreements, Material Transfer Agreements, and other complex transactions, ensuring compliance with MSK policies and third party obligations.
Partner with tech transfer colleagues, MSK researchers, and other internal business clients to ensure MSK's intellectual property interests are protected and to generate revenue through intellectual property commercialization.
Assist in the development of policies, platforms, and procedures for new transactions and business models.
A Juris Doctorate (JD) with active bar membership in good standing.
Approximately 7-10 years of experience as transactional counsel, including healthcare scientific research and development-related agreements. In-house experience preferred.
Direct experience with drafting and negotiating technology transfer agreements and familiarity with scientific research and pharmaceutical and biotech industry-sponsored transactions and relationships.
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, adept at building partnerships and working collaboratively across teams to meet shared objectives, and flexibility to ensure that client needs are met.
Strong project management and prioritization skills, ability to effectively manage multiple tasks and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
Exceptional client service skills and professionalism, including discretion, diplomacy, and sound judgment.
Skill in effective management of direct reports and a strong interest in training junior attorneys and contract analysts.
Please note, that this position is on-site in Manhattan a minimum of 2 days/week.
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Pay Range: $159,200-$262,600/annually
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MSK is the world's oldest and largest private institution devoted to the prevention, treatment, and cure of cancer. Founded in 1884, MSK has long been a leader in early detection, precise diagnosis, and individually tailored treatments for cancer. We continue to drive innovations as one of 52 National Cancer Institute–designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, with state-of-the-art science flourishing side by side with clinical studies and treatment.
The close collaboration between our scientists and physicians is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available as we work to discover more-effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future scientists and physicians, and the knowledge and experience they gain at MSK has an impact on cancer treatment and biomedical research around the world.