The Gene Therapy Program is entering a new era of unprecedented opportunity with the high potential to reshape the face of medicine as we know it. Our discoveries have set the stage for successful treatments and possibly even cures for devastating genetic diseases.
The laboratory of Dr. James Wilson, M/d., Ph.D. has been a leader in the development of innovative vector technology for close to three decades. We have emerged as the ‘go-to’ organization for public and private partners, who want to participate in the gene therapy space. Currently, we are positioned to lead another round of vector innovation and establish pre-clinical and clinical proof-of-concept in therapeutic applications of in-vivo genome editing.
We are currently looking to add a Senior Director, Legal Affairs to drive strategic, deal-oriented projects.
GTP’s overall growth, strong performance, and focus on continued growth and development of its pipeline will continue to yield a steady flow of complex deal work that will be the focus of this person’s responsibilities. As the Senior Director, Legal Affairs, you will counsel GTP in business development and other areas of the program on the legal implications of transaction initiatives and strategies. You will provide professional legal advice and expertise in connection with the activities of the Office of General Counsel (OGC), the Office of Research Services (ORS), and other appropriate University offices, including the review, revision, negotiation and conclusion of complex clinical trial and sponsored research agreements from the corporate sector and materials transfer and other research-related contracts to ensure compliance with law and the University policy. Additional responsibilities include the review of conflict of interest policies and procedures, review of conflict of interest submissions by GTP staff/faculty, the development of systems to identify potential conflicts, coordinate with and provide advice to the University more broadly concerning conflict of interest issues. Signatory authority for research-related agreements.
Internal Number: 39729
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