Legal Counsel (80-100%), Genedata, Basel, Switzerland

The Position

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 corporate team and be responsible for drafting and negotiating contracts (license, consulting services, collaboration etc) with clients and partners. You will provide legal advice, guidance, and representation for the senior management and business stakeholders. This also includes providing input on business decisions as well as legal strategies for legal activities such as patent filing.

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

Key Responsibilities

  • Drafting, revising, and reviewing license, service and collaboration agreements together with internal business stakeholders
  • Maintaining and administrating contract templates for software license, professional services and consulting agreements
  • Participating in contract negotiations and providing advice to business stakeholders on contracts and contract compliance
  • Coordinating with internal stakeholders on various contract-related aspects
  • Provide internal training on contracts and compliance
  • Ensuring compliance with policies and procedures, ethical practices, company values, and adherence to relevant laws and regulations
  • Continuous improvement of contract-related processes and policies as well as supporting business management in planning and implementing such improvements
  • Providing legal advisory services to all departments and functions in general legal matters
  • Legal monitoring with respect to changes and regulatory updates

Your Profile

  • University degree or Master-in-law
  • 5+ years’ experience as attorney, legal consultant or in a similar role, ideally in an IT/ Software/IP driven industry
  • Proven track record in a consulting role (with management, clients and partners) as well as managing and solving complex legal matters in a business context
  • Deep knowledge and understanding of contract law (ideally Switzerland, EU, US and JP)
  • Excellent communication skills in both written and oral English; knowledge of German language is a plus
  • High levels of accuracy and attention to detail

The ideal candidate is an analytical thinker and self-motivated team player who can also work independently. The position requires the candidate’s ability to be organized, to meet deadlines and to prioritize tasks based upon deadlines and level of importance. As Legal Counsel you are trustworthy, and you demonstrate a high degree of integrity, reliability and responsibility at any time.

The Company

Genedata is an exceptional company. With over two decades of success in research informatics due to closely-knit teams of scientists, developers and business experts, Genedata has achieved steady and continuous growth since inception. 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 research informatics, combined with our open and scalable computational solutions, makes us the leading software provider in R&D informatics for biotech, pharmaceuticals, and related life sciences. We are headquartered in Basel, Switzerland and have subsidiaries in Germany, US, UK, Japan and Singapore.

Are You Interested?

If you are interested in this position, please submit us your resume and motivation letter.

Genedata is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Genedata only accepts CVs and resumes directly from candidates. Personnel recruitment agencies need not respond.