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Contracts Manager/Legal Counsel at Black Diamond Therapeutics
Cambridge, MA, US

Black Diamond Therapeutics is a precision oncology medicine company pioneering the discovery and development of small molecule, tumor-agnostic therapies. Black Diamond targets undrugged mutations in patients with genetically defined cancers for whom limited treatment options currently exist. Black Diamond is built upon a deep understanding of cancer genetics, protein structure and function, and medicinal chemistry. The Company’s proprietary technology platform, Mutation-Allostery-Pharmacology, or MAP, platform, is designed to allow Black Diamond to analyze population-level genetic sequencing data to identify oncogenic mutations that promote cancer across tumor types, group these mutations into families and develop a single small molecule therapy in a tumor-agnostic manner that targets a specific family of mutations.

This position will support the Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel and requires a high degree of flexibility, judgment, organizational and technical skills.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare and negotiate contracts, including but not limited to: CRO master service agreements, vendor agreements, statements of work/work orders, consulting agreements, clinical supply manufacturing agreements, confidential disclosure agreements, sponsored research agreements, and material transfer agreements.
  • Liaise with the finance department on financial matters as they pertain to contracts and statements of work
  • Monitor and advise department managers of contractual rights and obligations as they pertain to their specific agreements
  • Set up and manage the Contract Management System; to include maintaining life-cycle requirements, training, and alert internal clients to key contract dates and actions
  • Collaborate with finance department to establish terms & conditions to standardize purchase order documents and improve standardized form agreements
  • Analyze contracts to ensure compliance to company policy and regulations
  • Perform other contract related activities and projects, as assigned
  • Assist with corporate work and other legal tasks, as needed

Qualifications

  • Five + years’ professional experience, with experience in contracts negotiation and administration, with experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry required.
  • Contracts management software and/or database experience strongly preferred.
  • Strong work ethic and team player.
  • High degree of professionalism in a client-service-focused setting.
  • Ability to work sensitively with confidential material.
  • Strong interpersonal (verbal and written) communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate with various levels of the organization, including senior management.
  • Decision-making, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
  • Organizational, multi-tasking, and prioritization skills.

Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform he essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; used hands to fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb be stairs; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift or move office products and supplies, up to 20 lbs.