Scholar Rock is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of innovative medicines for the treatment of serious diseases in which signaling by protein growth factors plays a fundamental role.
Our most advanced investigational product candidate, apitegromab (SRK-015), a selective inhibitor of the activation of the growth factor myostatin in skeletal muscle, is in development for the treatment of spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA. Following positive results from the TOPAZ Phase 2 trial in patients with Type 2 and Type 3 SMA, we are planning to advance to a Phase 3 trial by year-end. In addition, we are conducting our DRAGON Phase 1 proof-of-concept trial for SRK-181, a selective inhibitor of latent TGFβ1 activation, in patients with locally advanced and metastatic solid tumors.
By combining our deep structural insights with antibody drug discovery, Scholar Rock is creating a pipeline of novel product candidates with the potential to transform the lives of patients suffering from a wide range of serious diseases, including neuromuscular disorders, cancer, and fibrosis.
Summary of Position:
Scholar Rock seeks a contracts specialist who enjoys working in a collaborative, team-oriented environment to engage in a wide variety of responsibilities, including drafting and negotiating biotechnology related agreements, managing the contracts management system, and implementing processes, trainings and systems related to managing the company’s agreements. The individual will also assist with other legal matters as they arise. The primary responsibility of this individual will be contracting, so experience drafting and negotiating biotechnology related agreements is required.
This individual will be an integral member of a small but growing legal team at Scholar Rock. The successful candidate is someone who is capable of working independently, exercises sound judgment and enjoys engaging with many different functions across the company.
Drafting, negotiating and executing biotechnology related contracts, including master service agreements, material transfer agreements, consulting agreements, confidentiality agreements, research agreements and clinical trial site agreements and related statements of work
Manage, implement and maintain contracts management system and associated contracting processes, including providing company-wide trainings
Collaborate cross-functionally with internal business owners to provide practical advice on potential business and legal risks of various contracts
Coordinate with the finance and procurement teams to ensure compliance with internal contracts approval procedures and SOX controls
Demonstrate strong organizational and prioritization skills needed to manage multiple, parallel contracts processes at any given time
Assist on an ad hoc basis with other legal matters as they arise
Bachelor’s degree from accredited university required
Candidates with or without J.D. will be considered
Five or more years’ experience drafting and negotiating agreements, including master service agreements, research agreements, clinical trial agreements and manufacturing or supply chain agreements, in the life sciences/pharma industry
Familiarity managing contracts management systems such as DocuSign CLM preferred
Ability to work independently with strong attention to detail, organization and time management skills required
Strong interpersonal skills and desire to engage collaboratively required
Strong oral and written communication skills required
Scholar Rock is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.