Senior Legal Counsel
Sandoz Canada
Basel, Switzerland
vor 9 Tg.

Job Description

This position is responsible for providing leadership on legal and regulatory issues by providing independent, pro-active, in-

depth, business focused advice and counsel on legal and regulatory matters to the various stakeholders. In particular supporting the NIBR operations and European Legal team in Basel, including support of research and early clinical trial activities and drafting very complex contracts also related to research collaborations.

Provide objective, constructive, pragmatic, professional and solution oriented legal and regulatory advice and guidance to the various research areas and other support functions of the Novartis research organisation including the R&D IP organisation.

Substantiating recommendations allowing management to appreciate the Company’s contractual and statutory obligations and assisting in management decision processes with robust risk assessments.

Major Accountabilities :

  • Manage global and regional legal issues relating to research activities and direct engagement with internal clients and stakeholders
  • Providing General Legal support : contributing to research specific regulatory approaches / strategies
  • Act as a business partner regarding contractual negotiations & statutory obligation activities; in particular relating to the ownership, control and protection of inventions and confidential business information, including reviewing legal and business issues regarding the Company’s research collaborations and licensing activities, assist the Operational Alliances European Team in resolving business issues in on-
  • going and future third party relationships

  • Guide Translational Medicines in navigating patient rights and initiation of pre-clinical trials as well as early (Phase IIa) clinical trials activities
  • Providing General Legal support to Clinical Sourcing Teams and in particular the Operational Alliances Team in managing relationships with vendors and research organisations
  • Partner with R&D IP organisation with respect to intellectual property related matters
  • Draft research and collaboration agreements and all other types of agreements required in a research organisation
  • Assist with different reviews and remediation efforts
  • Staying abreast of key regulatory developments and communicating back to the organization as necessary
  • Provide training / involvement in trainings on regulatory compliance as required, to associates on legal matters of strategic importance
  • Minimum requirements

    Law school graduate & bar member or eligibility, science or medical background a plus

    Fluency and strong communication skills in English and German (oral and written, in particular contract drafting) essential; any other languages a plus

  • Minimum of 12 years post bar experience; ideally gained within a research organisation of a pharmaceutical / biotech / life sciences company, some time with a top-
  • tier law firm representing healthcare & technology clients a plus

  • Ability to analyse complex legal issues, in particular IP related, with high levels of analytical and conceptual competencies to structure business proposals and translate tem into suitable legal framework
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; together with potential to influence and negotiate
  • Proven ability to deal positively when working within tight deadlines & demanding clients
  • Strong experience in handling a high volume of activity involving multiple, often complex projects simultaneously in a challenging international environment
  • Demonstrate professional & culturally sensitive work ethic
  • Affinity to research and science
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