Your new company
OXGENE redefines possible in mammalian cell engineering. Our technology platforms and expert solutions accelerate the discovery, development and manufacture of cell and gene therapies. We address some of the most important and challenging questions in modern biology within gene therapy, antibody-based therapeutics and CRISPR / gene editing. Our technologies enable precise and robust mammalian cell engineering. Our automation and informatics driven approaches mean we solve the problems that no-one else can to advance the delivery of new therapeutics.
Your new role
Job opportunity: Legal Counsel
Hours: Full time flexible, Part time: 4 days a week)
Location: Office / Remote working flexibility
Salary: Competitive dependent on experience plus benefits
An exciting permanent opportunity has arisen for a 3-5+ year PQE UK qualified solicitor to join our legal department based in The Oxford Science Park.
/You will work closely with our General Counsel on all aspects of our legal services to both internal and external customers across our business. The ideal candidate will be a qualified solicitor with significant experience of contract drafting and negotiation (NDAs, MTAs, MSAs, IP licences, consultancy and reseller agreements, etc.) and intellectual property management. In addition, the candidate will display a willingness to turn a hand to other matters as and when they arise, including data protection and other regulatory work, corporate support and some HR support.
/ Experience of working for a fast-moving biotechnology, pharmaceutical or life sciences company and dealing with cross-border issues (including with the US and Asia) is desirable.
/ You will need to be a self-starter, who is independently minded and robust where necessary when dealing with internal and external clients.
What you'll need to succeed
The successful candidate will have:
/ UK qualified solicitor with 3-5 years+ PQE particularly in commercial and contract law
/ LPC and /or ILEX qualification
/ Technical/scientific background or significant experience working in a technical/scientific sector
/ Sound experience across multiple areas of law. Capable of analysing problems rigorously and from all angles, showing sound practical judgement as well as academic ability
/ Ability to grasp quickly and accurately new and complex concepts and areas of law
/ Proven track record of drafting and negotiating commercial agreements
/ Ability to provide sound practical commercial advice, underpinned by the law but avoiding complex legal jargon
/ Ability to work under pressure and as part of a team
/ Ability to balance priorities and co-ordinate work effectively to meet deadlines and deal with high workloads
/ Sound written and oral communication skills to give authoritative advice and influence colleagues and external stakeholders
/ Patent and intellectual property management experience
What you'll get in return
Developing our people has been one of the key factors in our success. Oxgene invests heavily in people and we are proud to have many employees in long service. Oxgene offer an excellent salary and benefits package. If you are interested in this role, apply today with your CV and/or covering letter to Monique Davis at Hays Legal.