SomaLogic, Inc. In-House Counsel, Senior Counsel in Boulder, Colorado
SomaLogic is a privately-owned bioinformation company that developed a revolutionary proteomics technology capable of measuring thousands of different human proteins in a small sample of blood or other sample type. We are a dedicated team of colleagues now moving towards commercializing the health-related information derived from our platform to help people worldwide proactively manage their health. As a part of our commercialization effort, we are seeking additional legal and contracts expertise to join our dedicated team and help us realize that vision.
Key Job Responsibilities:
Draft, review, and revise contracts and advise on contracts and other transactional documents in the context of both domestic and foreign companies and universities, including services agreements, license agreements, data privacy agreements, business associate agreements, collaborations and joint ventures, material transfer agreements, nondisclosure agreements, and other business documents
Advise and draft agreements with an in-depth understanding of privacy laws and regulations, including HIPAA, GDPR and CCPA
Advise the business on contract terms, issues, risks and negotiating strategies, protecting confidential and privileged information and protecting company IP and other assets.
Attend meetings as necessary to assist in legal planning, strategies and drafting, and participate in contract and other business negotiations
Maintain a professional level of legal services to SomaLogic by using effective communication skills, promptly responding to and completing requests for legal work, facilitating completion of legal documents and other projects, and communicating with employees, customers, and business collaborators to facilitate timely movement of projects to completion and to provide information on project status and deadlines
Assist in improving and maintaining contract workflows, document management databases, and document retention procedures for contracts and other company records
Bachelor’s Degree (BS, BA) with a preference in Life Sciences, BioTechnology or Chemistry fields.
J.D., LLB or higher legal degree
Licensed to practice law in Colorado or at least one U.S. state
If no current Colorado license, will need to promptly obtain a Colorado single client or general license
Courses in or practical knowledge of chemistry, biology, or other science are desirableSkills and experience
Minimum three years of current legal and contract management practice in an in-house legal department, preferably with experience in a technical corporate environment, such as a biotechnology company, engineering firm, or science organization
Substantial experience in drafting and negotiating simple and complex contracts and other legal transactional work
Cross-functional relationship management skills with both internal and external stakeholders for successful contract execution.
In-depth knowledge and practical experience around data privacy laws
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Advanced level of business computer user skills, including use of email and Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
Detail oriented, particularly in preparing, reviewing and evaluating contracts and other documents, with the ability to use clear, consistent and unambiguous language
Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments; efficiency in expediting and completing projects; adherence to deadlines
Passion for continuous learning and improvement
Work from home or office environment