At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), were not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, were driving excellence and improving outcomes. For the 30th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Beckers Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2019, as well as one of Glassdoors Employees Choice Best Place to Work for 2019. Were treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Staff Attorney to join the MSK legal team. This position will primarily support the Office of Technology Development (OTD), whose mission is to facilitate the research collaborations undertaken by MSKs world-class physicians and renowned scientists and to ensure that the inventions they make have the greatest chance of being developed and commercialized. Your work will be key in ensuring that these inventions both benefit patients and return the most value to MSK. You will work closely with our researchers to help maintain our status as a premier cancer research center by providing legal support to internal business clients.YOU WILL:Prepare, review, and negotiate research agreements, data transfer agreements, material transfer agreements, confidentiality agreements, and other transactional documentsWork with other members of the MSK legal team to advise internal clients on legal issues related to intellectual property and the conduct of non-clinical or pre-clinical researchTrain MSK employees on the use of OTDs systems and databasesPerform legal research and prepare memoranda of law on procedural and substantive areas of lawAs a member of the MSK legal team, keep abreast or ahead of industry standard practices in academic research and technology contractingYOU ARE:Experienced in the preparation and negotiation of contractsEfficient and adept at managing a large volume of diverse legal matters in a fast-paced environment
Excellent at building and maintaining strong customer relationships at every level and providing exemplary customer service
Able to communicate and present difficult concepts and legal information clearly
Adept at working both independently and collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives and goalsA quick learner, applying insights from past efforts to new situationsYOU HAVE:A Juris Doctor degree and admission to the New York State Bar (or willing to be admitted to practice law in New York)At least one years experience preparing and negotiating contracts; more than two years would be preferred The ability to understand scientific concepts and research plans
Preferably, a science background or substantial scientific coursework
MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.
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