Associate Director, Legal Affairs

Boulder, CO | Legal

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Job Description

Job Summary

The Associate Director –Legal Affairs will provide general legal support for Clovis Oncology’s R&D and Commercial operations, primarily by handling a wide range of complex agreements for our growing biotechnology company.

Job Responsibilities

  • Provide legal support and substantive advice primarily to Clovis Oncology’s R&D functions, including Clinical Development, Clinical Operations, Translational Medicine, and Medical Affairs, and secondarily to the Commercial functions of the company, including Marketing, Project Management, IT, and Finance.
  •  Draft, review, negotiate, and manage a high volume of R&D-related agreements, including confidentiality, material transfer, services, consulting, sponsored research, clinical trial and investigator-initiated trial agreements.
  • Draft, review, negotiate, and manage a variety of commercial agreements, including confidentiality, consulting, and services agreements.
  • Support project management activities and governance of programs.
  • Maintain frequent contact with all client functions within the company, managing requests and prioritization of projects.

Skills & Requirements


  • Significant experience drafting, reviewing, and negotiating a wide variety of complex pharma-related R&D agreements.
  • Excellent skills in verbal and written communication, with ability to distill complex legal issues to essential elements for clients throughout the organization with different abilities and responsibilities.
  • Strong organizational skills in order to prioritize and manage multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously; willingness to assume heavy workload to meet timing and project needs.
  • A demonstrated ability to grasp scientific and technical concepts quickly.
  • Ability to collaborate, as well as work independently, balancing competing priorities.
  • Strong client-support skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • High business acumen with the ability to appropriately balance legal and business risks in an ethical and compliant manner.

Education and Experience

  • JD degree from an accredited law school.
  • Excellent academic and law firm credentials.
  • Must have 3 – 6 years of relevant prior experience handling complex commercial contracts at a law firm with a nationally recognized Life Sciences/Pharma/Biotech practice or in-house at a pharma/biotech organization.
  • Science background a plus.
  • Must be licensed to practice law in at least (1) state and in good standing.