Calico (Calico Life Sciences LLC) is an Alphabet-founded research and development company whose mission is to harness advanced technologies and model systems to increase our understanding of the biology that controls human aging. Calico will use that knowledge to devise interventions that enable people to lead longer and healthier lives.
Calico seeks an exceptional candidate for a Contracts Associate/Manager. The successful candidate will possess significant experience in drafting and negotiating a high volume of life sciences contracts for a biotechnology or pharmaceuticals company or academic institution. The Contracts Associate/Manager will work across functions and teams at Calico as a trusted partner to proactively facilitate the efficient negotiation, execution and tracking of contracts with a focus on internal stakeholder relationship building, professionalism, superior organizational and prioritization skills, and a high level of attention to detail.
As part of Calico’s Business Development team, draft and negotiate a high volume of contracts, including services agreements, statements of work, confidentiality agreements, research agreements, consulting agreements, material transfer agreements and amendments to support the company’s R&D organization, working with outside counsel as needed
Act as a liaison between internal business partners and external vendors/collaborators as necessary for contract initiation, drafting, negotiations, processes and inquiries, as well as contract maintenance, amendments and terminations
Master and help drive improvements for Calico’s internal contracting process, including administering and managing an integrated contracts management system and electronic signature system, and provide related periodic reporting
Ensure fully executed contracts are properly entered into the contracts management system and update information, as required
Assist patent counsel with legal forms, which may include powers of attorney, declarations, and assignments
Help develop and implement new policies, procedures and contract templates and provide education and training to internal stakeholders.
Work with members of finance and other departments to help ensure that Calico’s contracts are in compliance with applicable policies, procedures and reporting requirements
Complete special projects as requested, such as collaborating on department-wide or company-wide initiatives
3-5+ years of experience in the life sciences industry or academia, or 2+ years experience as a paralegal, drafting and negotiating a variety of contracts
Strong experience with contract management systems, electronic signature systems and other legal software and systems
Prior in-house experience as a member of a contracts or legal department in a biotechnology or pharmaceuticals company strongly preferred
Exceptional contract drafting and negotiation skills
Demonstrated ability to multitask, problem-solve, triage priorities and operate in a dynamic environment
Strong verbal and written communication skills, including proven ability to interact and communicate effectively with individuals from multiple departments at all levels of the organization.
Calico requires all new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Calico will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.