The Vice President and General Counsel (“General Counsel”) serves as Wistar’s Chief Legal Officer and as a member of Wistar’s Senior Management Team. The General Counsel manages Wistar’s legal affairs in support of its mission; identifies, assesses, and manages legal, regulatory risk, and related reputation risk; provides legal advice to Wistar’s President & CEO, Senior Management Team, and to the Board of Trustees and its committees on a wide range of legal and regulatory issues; provides legal advice and assistance to the business development team in connection with transactions and contracts; and advances Wistar’s goals of generating and disseminating Wistar science by providing advice and assistance on legal and policy matters.
The Wistar Institute is a world leader in early stage discovery science in the areas of cancer, immunology and infectious disease. Wistar is committed to accelerating research advances from bench to bedside through brilliant science and distinctive approaches to collaboration among scientific investigators and academic and industry partners. Wistar’s single-minded focus is on making discoveries that will change the future of human health.
The successful candidate should have at least 10 years of experience in a law firm or in the legal department of a for-profit or nonprofit institution (such as a university, hospital, or biomedical research institute). (Extraordinary candidates with less experience will be considered.)
Experience in the life sciences, biomedical, pharmaceutical, or academic research sectors, with a practice focused on transactional or intellectual property matters, or both, is prefered.
A highly competitive compensation package, including base salary, bonus, and excellent benefits will be offered for this position consistent with the candidate’s level of experience.
This is a national search but local/regional candidates preferred.
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