Research and Development Counsel, Business Development - United States
|External Posting Title||Research and Development Counsel, Business Development|
|Job Description||Biogen, a dynamic leading Cambridge based biopharma company seeks a highly qualified corporate attorney with 10 to 20+ years’ experience for a strategic, deal-oriented role. The best candidates will have strong academic performance and comprehensive experience in the practice of law with demonstrated legal capability in drafting, negotiating and closing licensing, collaboration, M&A and other similar strategic transactions in the biopharma or life-sciences industry.. This position will report to the Company’s Chief Research, Development and Operations Counsel and will sit in Biogen’s headquarters in Cambridge, MA. |
The Company’s overall growth, strong product performance, and focus on continued growth and development of its product pipeline will continue to yield a steady flow of complex deal work that will be the focus of this position’s responsibilities. The person who fills this position will counsel clients in business development and other areas of the company on the legal implications of transaction initiatives and strategies, with a focus on inbound and outbound licensing and collaboration agreements, strategic alliances, joint ventures, development agreements and mergers and acquisitions. Duties include acting as the primary responsible attorney on strategic transactions by leading legal due diligence, counseling on transaction structures and business terms, assisting with the preparation of non-binding term sheets, and ensuring the preparation and final negotiation of definitive, legally binding documentation manifesting Biogen’s business and legal objectives. An important element of this role will be collaborating with colleagues in the business development, finance, tax, research and development and commercial functional areas of the company, as well as with intellectual property attorneys and other subject matter experts in the legal department when their knowledge and expertise is required. The successful candidate will be expected to manage the effectiveness of Biogen’s outside law firms when engaged in strategic matters with ultimate accountability for the preparation of law firm budgets and the overall quality and timeliness of such firms’ output.
|Location||Cambridge, MA, US|
|Job Category||Legal & Compliance|
|Qualifications||Ideally candidates will have both in-house and law-firm experience - totaling at least fifteen years. The successful candidate will be an articulate and effective communicator and will be able to advise and operate on both a strategic and tactical level and to form and work effectively on cross functional teams.|
|About Biogen||Corporate Overview|
Through cutting-edge science and medicine, Biogen discovers, develops and delivers worldwide innovative therapies for people living with serious neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. Biogen is a pioneer in biotechnology and today the Company has the leading portfolio of medicines to treat multiple sclerosis (MS), has introduced the first and only approved treatment for spinal muscular atrophy, and is at the forefront of neurology research for conditions including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Biogen also manufactures and commercializes biosimilars of advanced biologics. Our global organization of nearly 7,000 employees is committed to a single mission: making a meaningful difference in the lives of patients with few or no treatment options.
We aspire to have the greatest impact on patients and science of any biotechnology company in the history of our industry. To us, that means creating novel medicines that benefit individuals and society, and bringing new scientific understanding to diseases for which there are no adequate treatments.
The same intellectual discipline and passion that drives our science is reflected in our corporate citizenship, environmental sustainability, and commitment to diversity and inclusion. As a company, we are focused on improving science education and limiting the impact of our company on the environment. In 2015, we became a carbon neutral company and ranked first place on Newsweek’s 2015 Green Rankings, and we are an industry leader on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. Biogen was named to Science’s list of Top Employers of 2015 and in 2017 received a perfect score of 100 for the fourth consecutive year on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, which also named Biogen as one of its Best Places to Work.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, race, color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, religion, age, veteran status, disability, genetic information or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. Biogen is an E-Verify Employer in the United States.
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