Licensing & Life Sciences Counsel

Twist Bioscience Corporation South San Francisco , CA 94080

Posted 3 weeks ago

To assist Twist's growth of its BioPharma Division, we are seeking a licensing and life sciences counsel. Reporting to the Intellectual Property Counsel, this role will be instrumental in advising Twist on a variety of pharma-related commercial, contractual, and marketing matters.

What You'll Be Doing

  • Responsible for drafting and negotiating contracts and other legal documents for Twist's BioPharma Division.

  • Developing standard terms and template language for pharma-related contracts.

  • Manage processes and workflows governing the intake, review, and approval of pharma-related contract requests.

  • Review of marketing material and advising the business on a variety of issues.

  • Assist on other projects as needed.

What You'll Bring to the Team

  • 4-7 years of relevant experience at a major law firm and/or in-house legal department with an emphasis on contracting and commercial experience in the life sciences.

  • Registered to practice in California or be eligible for Registered In-House Counsel (RIHC) status in California.

  • Experience drafting, negotiating and managing a high volume of pharma-related contracts (e.g., manufacturing, distribution, licensing, research collaboration, material transfer, supply chain, and pre-clinical agreements), and fostering strategic partnerships.

  • Familiarity with synthetic biology and sequencing products and processes, drug development landscape, antibody therapies, and personalized medicine.

  • The ability to manage outside counsel and assess when consultation with outside counsel is appropriate.

  • Strong interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills to maintain an effective working relationship with internal and external stakeholders at all levels.

  • The ability to prioritize and manage multiple tight deadlines in a fast-paced business environment.

  • Excellent judgment in assessing risks and benefits.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong background in the life sciences, with a B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. in molecular biology, chemistry, pharmacology or related fields preferred.
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Licensing & Life Sciences Counsel

Twist Bioscience Corporation