At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.
For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.
Clinical research is a key pillar of MSK’s mission. The Staff Attorney plays a crucial role in this initiative. This new position is created to optimize our clinical research objectives.
As the Staff Attorney, you will:
Review, negotiate and manage the process of executing Clinical Trial Agreements (CTA) with industry partners and other academic medical centers.
Communicate with both business and legal contacts of not-for-profit and industry partners, as well as numerous internal stakeholders including colleagues in protocol development, the IRB, budgeting and compliance.
Draft, negotiate, and execute CTAs with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, adhering to standard MSK CTA terms and conditions.
Collaborate with protocol development, budget and compliance functions – as well as research staff, Principal Investigators and external sponsors – to understand key issues.
Enter CTA information into the appropriate database and maintain its accuracy.
Maintain and update CTA templates and standard operating procedures.
Draft, negotiate, and execute Subcontract Agreements with non-profit institutions for MSK-led or MSK-managed multi-center trials, adhering to standard MSK terms and conditions.
Enter Subcontract information into the appropriate database and maintain its accuracy.
Draft, negotiate, and execute other miscellaneous agreements.
Work independently on special contract-related or other legal projects involving and initiatives assigned by supervisor.
A Bachelor’s Degree and JD and a minimum of 4 years of experience.
State Bar Admission and a willingness to get licensed in New York.
Experience with clinical trials-related agreements or other research agreements including an understanding of industrial trials and industrial sponsor relationships. In lieu of clinical trials experience, comparable experience in contracts/ negotiations would be applicable.
Working knowledge of rules and regulations related to Human Subject Research, Good Clinical Practice, regulatory compliance and intellectual property.
Strong analytic and problem-solving skills; ability to work independently.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work on multiple projects, to prioritize and to meet deadlines.
Ability to work well with other members of OTD, other departments at MSK, and external parties.
MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.
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As one of the world's premier cancer centers, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center is committed to exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, a...nd superb educational programs. The close collaboration between our physicians and scientists is one of our unique strengths, enabling us to provide patients with the best care available today as we work to discover more effective strategies to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. Our education programs train future physicians and scientists, and the knowledge and experience they gain at Memorial Sloan-Kettering has an impact on cancer treatment and the biomedical research agenda around the world.