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Date Posted: 11/1/17

Legal Contracts Specialist II
Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Job Description

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 clinical research.

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 procedures.

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 things:
- This position is responsible for assisting corporate counsel in drafting and negotiating routine clinical trial agreements and other contracts and documents supporting clinical research.
- Responsibilities include interfacing with internal clients and attorneys as well as outside parties in connection with global clinical contracts matters.
- 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 attorneys appropriately.

- 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 fast-paced environment.
- 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 -driven environment.
- 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 timelines.
- Thorough understanding of the contract process including contract evaluation, negotiation, approval, tracking and close-out.
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Must be able to collaborate and work with other departments such as Clinical, Clinical Contracts and Finance, Risk Management, Regulatory, and Business Conduct.
- Must have excellent attention to detail and proficient in MS Office and document comparison programs.
- Strong oral and written communication skills.

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