ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF LEGAL AFFAIRS
Duties: Responsible for delivering the following outcomes to enable rapid activation of clinical trials in accordance with the Perelman School of Medicine and Penn policy;
1. Review, negotiation and conclusion of complex corporate funded, clinical trial sponsored research and other related agreements; (e.g confidentiality agreements)
2. Coordination and problem-solving within the Abramson Cancer Center and with other Perelman School of Medicine and Penn research administration function offices regarding issues associated with the above function;
3. Provision of effective direction and guidance to colleagues and stakeholders regarding navigating Penn's research administration function.
4. Acting as a resource for the ACC legal office, as needed, including directing and guiding a Senior Contracts Administrator and a Contract Administrator.
Qualifications: The minimum of a Master's degree and 3 years to 5 years of relevant experience (e.g., contract negotiation, management in an academic/not-for-profit environment), or an equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. JD , Law degree or equivalent doctoral degree highly preferred. Demonstrated success or strong indicia of potential for success in managing high volume, complex projects in an efficient and customer oriented manner; initiative; organizational skills; team player.
Preferred knowledge of pharma/device business; clinical trials and other sponsored research; relevant legal background (e.g., FDA regulatory; intellectual property; contracts), conversant with Perelman School of Medicine/Penn research administration systems and processes, including electronic research administration systems (e.g., SOMERA, Penn ERA and the Research Inventory System).
Reference Number: 40-27415
Salary Grade: 029
Employment Type: Exempt
Org: CC-Cancer Center
Job Family: B-Executive/Managerial Administration