Date Posted: 11/1/17
Legal Contracts Specialist II
Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Specific Responsibilities and Skills
The Corporate Legal Group at Gilead is seeking an
experienced contracts specialist to join Gilead's
Clinical Legal Group, which is charged with the
timely and thorough review, negotiation and
management of Gilead templates and routine third
party contracts including clinical trial
agreements and informed consent forms supporting
This individual will: (i) review and negotiate
clinical trial related contracts for multiple
clinical trials conducted worldwide; (ii) provide
timely and appropriate escalation of issues to
the attorneys within the group; (iii) assist in
the continuing development and revision of
standard form agreements and implementation of
processes and procedures for review and approval
of clinical trial related agreements; and (iv)
train internal clients on contract forms and
This individual should also be familiar with
other standard operational agreements such as
confidentiality, consulting, IT, facilities,
manufacturing, commercial and marketing,
advertising/agency, learning and
development/staffing services, grant and
sponsored research, advisory, research and
development and general services agreements..
Essential Duties and Job Functions
The person in this position will, among other
- This position is responsible for assisting
corporate counsel in drafting and negotiating
routine clinical trial agreements and other
contracts and documents supporting clinical
- Responsibilities include interfacing with
internal clients and attorneys as well as outside
parties in connection with global clinical
- The person in this position will work in an
integrated team environment within the clinical
legal group while also demonstrating the ability
to work independently and escalate issues to
- Willingness and ability to work with and
coordinate activities across a large number of
individuals across various departments, not only
within the company's headquarters in Foster City,
but also throughout the company's domestic and
international subsidiaries in Europe, Latin
America and Asia.
- Appropriately triage a heavy workflow, setting
appropriate priorities with clients and
delivering results efficiently.
- Ability to think creatively, devise solutions
to challenging problems and effectively drive
issues to closure.
- Exercise mature and reliable judgment while
enjoying the company's enthusiastic, informal and
- Ability to work independently and as a team.
Education & Experience
- A Bachelor's degree is preferred with a minimum
4 years of relevant experience required. This
experience should include drafting and
negotiating contracts for clinical trial
agreements in a variety of countries worldwide.
- Experience with reviewing clinical trial
informed consent forms.
- Experience with or knowledge of Pharma contract
issues that overlap with FDA/pharmaceutical
regulation is desirable, but not required.
- Experience with or knowledge of data privacy
contract issues foreign and domestic is
desirable, but not required.
- Experience with or knowledge of intellectual
property contract issues.
- The ideal candidate will be flexible and
willing to learn new procedures and skill sets.
- Must have excellent organizational skills and
the ability to perform in a fast-paced, deadline
- Ability to multi-task and handle multiple
contract negotiations simultaneously.
- Must be able to set and appropriately modify
priorities with internal clients on an ongoing
basis, manage client and third party expectations
and deliver results within reasonably established
- Thorough understanding of the contract process
including contract evaluation, negotiation,
approval, tracking and close-out.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a
- Must be able to collaborate and work with other
departments such as Clinical, Clinical Contracts
and Finance, Risk Management, Regulatory, and
- Must have excellent attention to detail and
proficient in MS Office and document comparison
- Strong oral and written communication skills.
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