Senior Contracts Associate, Legal

Calithera Biosciences, Inc. South San Francisco , CA 94080

Posted 1 week ago

Senior Contracts Associate, Legal

Calithera Biosciences, Inc. is seeking a highly motivated Senior Contracts Associate to join its Legal Department.


Calithera Biosciences is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering the discovery and development of targeted therapies that disrupt cellular metabolic pathways to preferentially starve tumor cells and enhance immune-cell activity. Driven by a commitment to rigorous science and a passion for improving the lives of people impacted by cancer and other life-threatening diseases, Calithera is advancing a pipeline of first-in-clinic, oral therapeutics to meaningfully expand treatment options available to patients. Calithera is headquartered in South San Francisco, California.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, redline, negotiate and manage agreements and other documents with vendors, CROs, and other third parties, including clinical trial agreements, statements of work, etc.

  • Maintain and manage contracts database in an organized, current, and searchable manner.

  • Partner closely with internal and external teams including clinical operations, and third party CROs, clinical sites, and vendors to ensure timely clinical contracts turnaround and negotiations for start-up of study sites.

  • Draft, redline and negotiate a variety of business related contracts including confidentiality agreements, consulting and services agreements, statements of work, material transfer agreements, collaboration agreements, advisor agreements, and various vendor services agreements in support of Calithera Biosciences, including as appropriate in collaboration with attorneys and collaboration partners.

  • Critically evaluate complex contractual terms, identify legal risks and propose alternate contractual solutions.

  • Assist with the contracts management process, including intake and triage of contractual matters, to enhance the efficient delivery of fully executed agreements.

  • Work independently without close supervision, proactively initiating projects and identifying ways to continuously improve templates, streamline processes and operations while exercising strong judgment.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree required.

  • At least 10 years of relevant experience as a contracts associate/ manager and/or corporate paralegal, including in-house in the biotech, pharmaceutical or related industry.

  • Excellent project management and record keeping skills.

  • Extensive experience drafting and negotiating a wide range of agreements.

  • Experience managing a contracts database and related projects within an organization.

  • Strong organizational and planning skills and a meticulous attention to detail.

  • Ability to effectively prioritize and multi-task, and remain focused in a fast paced, high volume work environment.

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently while exercising initiative, flexibility and good judgment with a desire to identify needs, improve and streamline processes.

Calithera Biosciences, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital and veteran status.

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