Oxford BioMedica (UK) Limited

Contracts Associate

05 Dec 2018
31 Jan 2019
R & D , Scientific

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Liaise with Senior Manager, Contracts, Contracts Manager and others relating to the preparation and dispatch of agreements with other parties
  • Liaise with Senior Manager, Contracts, Contracts Manager and others relating to the review of agreements provided by other parties
  • Draft, review and negotiate agreements with other parties (e.g. Consultancy, Services, Confidential Disclosure, Material Transfer, Research Collaboration), in accordance with company policies and procedures and business requirements
  • Assist the Senior Manager, Contracts and Contracts Manager with the management of processes and procedures relating to agreement request, drafting, negotiation and finalisation
  • With the assistance of the Senior Manager, Contracts or Contracts Manager, perform a risk assessment of proposed terms and conditions and develop strategies and recommendations to minimize potential risk to the business
  • Keep track of the status of unsigned agreements and follow up where necessary
  • Handover of agreement to internal contract requesters to explain obligations
  • Filing of electronic correspondence and agreements
  • Assist Contracts Manager in keeping Oxford BioMedica agreement templates up to date

Key skills and requirements:

  • A scientific, legal or other degree and experience working in a legal support role
  • Demonstrable experience of generation, review, negotiation, and management of basic agreements with other parties including confidential disclosure, consultancy and material transfer agreements
  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel and Adobe, with demonstrable database knowledge and understanding
  • Experience of working with internal and external customers

Person Specification:

  • Motivated, enthusiastic, and positive approach
  • A flexible and pragmatic “can do” approach and the ability to work collaboratively within the group and across the company at all levels
  • A keen eye for detail
  • Ability to prioritise workload, work under pressure and manage a high volume of work
  • Good organisational and time management skills
  • Confident communicator, able to interact at all levels both within the company and externally
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Service-focused

Oxford BioMedica is a pioneer of gene and cell therapy and our work is helping to deliver life changing treatments.

Gene and cell therapy is the treatment of disease by the delivery of therapeutic DNA into a patient’s cells, providing long term and potentially curative treatments for a wide range of diseases. With the potential to transform medicine, the sector holds significant promise with the first commercial products now launched and others rapidly approaching the market.

*no agencies please*

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