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Guardant Health // rare-cell diagnostics
, Full Time       Posted: Friday, February 28, 2020
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Company Description


We believe conquering cancer is a big data problem. That's why we built the world's leading comprehensive liquid biopsy. This non-invasive tool for accessing & sequencing tumor DNA is used by thousands of oncologists to help tens of thousands of advanced cancer patients. We believe the boom in cancer data acquisition we helped launch will drive important discoveries & new products. We're working on some exciting ones, including in early detection, where the impact on patients can be profound. We've raised more than $500 million from investors including Sequoia Capital, Khosla Ventures, OrbiMed, & SoftBank.

Job Description

The Corporate ContractsCounsel reports to the Vice President, Legal Affairs, & will be instrumental in advancing the company's strategic initiatives in cancer detection. The Corporate Counsel will provide legal support in areas such as drafting & negotiating a wide variety of contracts, managing the workflow of the contracting process, supporting business development & licensing, & assisting with compliance matters. The ideal candidate will be looking to build on existing strengths, in one or more of these areas, to quickly develop a broad range of legal & business expertise to support a growing cancer diagnostics company.

Collaborate with members of the legal & clinical operations teams to manage & negotiate clinical trial agreements & vendor contracts for the Company's clinical evidence collection programs.
Review, draft & negotiate a wide range of agreements, including: clinical trial agreements; master service agreements; supply agreements; consulting & confidentiality agreements; research collaborations; & other strategic agreements. Manage contracts workflow & prioritization in line with the company's objectives.
Serve as internal point of contact for document management activities.

Work closely with research & supply chain groups to advance the key business partnerships. Negotiate research agreements with academic investigators & institutions.
Assist on compliance matters as needed - including privacy laws, healthcare fraud & abuse laws. Provide a wide range of general corporate legal services to in-house clients. Work collaboratively with internal clients by providing clear, practical & timely legal advice.

Advise on the interpretation of legal documents in a manner that provides accurate guidance & practical advice while properly managing risk to the organization.
Keep informed of new laws, regulations, & industry trends affecting the organization.
Assist with development of policies & employee training as needed.
Interact with external counsel, external vendors & business partners.
Work across all company departments to meet business objectives.


Thrive in a fast-paced environment while remaining proactive, resourceful, flexible & efficient, & maintaining high quality & ethical standards. Excellent analytical & contract interpretation skills, & an ability to communicate complex issues in a simple way. Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to develop relationships with key stakeholders, good conflict management & negotiation skills, & the ability to analyze complex issues to develop practical solutions & best outcomes.

J.D. from a nationally recognized law school & member of a state bar (California preferred).
At least 3 to 5 years of legal experience (large law firm and/or in-house experience) with exposure to contracts, licensing. Demonstrated experience drafting & negotiating contracts, with an emphasis on understanding life sciences transactions & associated intellectual property issues.
Experience working as in-house or external counsel in the biotechnology industry; bachelor/graduate degree in the biological sciences; and/or excellent academic credentials in intellectual property, & contracts law. Familiarity with HIPAA & HITECH laws, healthcare fraud & abuse laws desired, but not necessary.
Personal integrity & ethics in business conduct.
Sound business judgment & strategic thinking, with the ability to define business tradeoffs, generate creative solutions & anticipate the impact of decisions.

Strong written & verbal communication skills.
Ability to form quality working relationships with other employees & partners.
Well-organized, responsive & hardworking, with the capacity to handle a variety of complex matters & ability to manage projects under deadline pressure.
Willing to accept full ownership of work product & deliver the highest quality results.
Flexibility working on a variety of legal matters to understand & advise across company functions, effectively present ideas & contribute to decision making.

Additional Information

Allyour information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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