Legal Fellow (Administrative Services Administrator 2) 75% FTE, 1 Year Fixed Term

May 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Stanford University

Legal Fellow (Administrative Services Administrator 2) 75% FTE, 1 Year Fixed Term

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The Center for Population Health Sciences (PHS) at the Stanford University School of Medicine invites applications for a Legal Fellow (Administrative Services Administrator 2), 75% FTE, 1 year fixed term with a possibility of a 10 month renewal to provide research support for a project relating to research data use agreements. The goal of the project is to study variability in how major providers of data, such as government agencies and large employers, draft and negotiate contracts with university researchers to permit use of their data; and to develop ideas for standardizing these contracts and streamlining the negotiation process. This position offers a suitable candidate the opportunity to apply his/her practice experience in reviewing, drafting, and negotiating legal agreements to a cutting-edge research project with strong potential to advance “Big Data” science at Stanford and beyond.
Responsibilities will include obtaining data use agreements from research institutions and data providers around the country; analyzing the structure and content of the agreements; developing a system for characterizing major provisions in the agreements and recognizing heterogeneity in those provisions; convening and participating in meetings of stakeholders to discuss findings; and generating recommendations for improving data use contracting. In all activities, the Legal Fellow will work closely with faculty experts in contracts and health law at Stanford Law School, as well as interact with faculty and staff at the Center for Population Health Sciences.

Duties include:
  • Lead the planning and operations for functions or programs that have significant business, regulatory and/or technical challenges requiring subject matter expertise.
  • Evaluate programs, policies and procedures. Identify issues, and develop alternative solutions which may include changes to programs, policies and procedures.
  • Review and analyze trends to advise and develop recommendations to achieve or modify the goals of the program or function.
  • Represent the program or function within the department, unit or school. Represents the program or function at the university level and/or to external constituencies.
  • Manage and contribute to the development of outreach strategy that may include relationship development, communications and compliance.
  • May development and/or oversee budgets; manage finances including monitoring, analyzing, forecasting, and reporting.
  • Assess training needs and may develop associated training.
  • May direct and/or supervise staff.
* - Other duties may also be assigned DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Applicants with a J.D. degree and at least 1 year of law practice experience in the U.S.
  • The ideal candidate will be experienced in the review, drafting, and negotiation of business contracts; have excellent legal writing skills; and have some prior exposure to research.
  • Candidates should be highly organized, detail oriented, comfortable working independently, collegial, and committed to meeting project milestones on schedule.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED): Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, manage shifting priorities, and handle numerous time-sensitive projects with multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to accomplish goals working through formal and informal channels, with diplomacy and tactfulness.
  • Demonstrated creativity, problem solving, critical analysis, initiative, judgment and, decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and meet budget goals.
  • Demonstrated solid planning and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong relevant subject matter knowledge.
  • Ability to direct the work of others, for jobs requiring supervision.
  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Occasionally use a telephone.
  • Rarely lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

Job: Administration

Location: School of Medicine
Schedule: Part-time
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Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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