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Legal Counsel

  • Switzerland, Basel
  • 100%
  • Genedata
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Genedata transforms data into intelligence with innovative software solutions that incorporate extensive biopharma R&D domain knowledge. Multinational biopharmaceutical organizations and cutting-edge biotechs around the globe rely on Genedata to digitalize and automate data-rich and complex R&D processes. From early discovery all the way to the clinic, Genedata solutions help maximize the ROI in R&D expenditure. Founded in 1997, Genedata is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland with additional offices in Boston, London, Munich, San Francisco, Singapore, and Tokyo.

About the Role

This position offers an exciting opportunity to support a successful, rapidly growing scientific software and consulting company. As Legal Counsel, you will be a part of Genedata’s legal team and be responsible for drafting and negotiating contracts (license, consulting services, collaboration etc.) with clients and partners, as well as local law matters. You will also have the opportunity to provide input on general legal matters, including legal aspects of business decisions, legal strategies, and representation for the senior management and business stakeholders.

This permanent position is based at our office in Basel, Switzerland.

Your Responsibilities

  • Drafting, revising, and reviewing license, service, and collaboration agreements together with internal business stakeholders
  • Participating in contract negotiations
  • Coordinating with and providing advice to business stakeholders on contracts, contract-related aspects and contract compliance
  • Continuous improvement of contract-related processes and policies as well as supporting business management in planning and implementing such improvements
  • Providing local law legal advisory services to and support departments and functions in all areas of the company
  • Providing internal training on contracts and compliance
  • Providing advice regarding compliance with policies and procedures, ethical practices, company values, and adherence to relevant laws and regulations

Skills & Experience

  • Swiss-qualified lawyer (mit CH-Anwaltspatent)
  • 2+ years’ post-qualification experience as an attorney, in-house legal counsel or in a similar role, ideally in an IT/ Software/IP driven industry
  • Track record in a consulting role (with management, clients and partners) as well as managing and solving a wide range of complex legal matters in a business context
  • Experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating bespoke complex commercial contracts
  • Excellent communication skills in both written and oral English and German
  • High levels of accuracy and attention to detail
What We Offer

Genedata is on a mission to accelerate the pace of biopharma R&D. Our enterprise software solutions digitalize and automate lab operations so scientists can discover insights faster, push scientific boundaries farther, and drive change right now. With over two decades of success due to closely-knit teams of scientists, software engineers, and business experts, Genedata has become the market-leading provider of enterprise software solutions for biopharma R&D.

As a private and majority employee-owned organization, we empower each employee to be a contributing voice in the company operations and evolution. Our collective expertise in scientific R&D informatics, combined with our open and scalable software platform, makes us the essential technology for the operations of top biopharma companies and innovative biotechs worldwide.

We are headquartered in Basel, Switzerland and have subsidiaries in the US, Germany, UK, Japan, and Singapore.

Genedata offers an attractive Total Reward Package comprised of a competitive salary and attractive benefits in return for your contribution to our success.

As an equal opportunity employer, Genedata proudly celebrates diversity and believes in an inclusive workplace.

Next Steps

Genedata does not accept applications from recruitment agencies.
If you are interested in this position, please apply directly here.

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