AbbVie Legal Counsel, Clinical R&D. Global role located in Montreal area. Extented until July 2 in St. Laurent, Canada
Legal Counsel, Clinical R&D. Global role located in Montreal area. Extented until July 2
Canada, Quebec, St. Laurent
The Clinical R&D Legal Counsel role is responsible for providing strategic legal counsel and contracting support for AbbVie’s global clinical research-based pharmaceutical business.
Core Job Responsibilities:
-- Provide legal counsel to clients, including senior management, in AbbVie's R&D organization on issues impacting clinical research and development, such as informed consent, CRO arrangements, patient recruitment activities, contract arrangements with investigators and clinical research vendors, and other collaborative research relationships.
-- Contribute to strategic planning with clients and colleagues to optimize the implementation of AbbVie clinical studies and other medical research activities.
-- Identify and analyze complex legal issues related to AbbVie’s clinical study programs, develop solutions and implement resolutions.
-- Negotiate, draft, and review an extensive range of clinical study-related agreements.
-- Supervise paralegal staff and contractor attorneys responsible for clinical study documentation
-- Develop knowledge of AbbVie’s business and supported client areas. Keep abreast of changes in laws that affect client areas.
-- Resolve legal issues using negotiation skills and legal expertise. Advise legal department managers of project developments in a timely manner. Execute core job responsibilities in a timely manner.
-- Help select and direct the work of outside counsel, define project objectives, manage project and budget.
-- Coordinate with AbbVie legal specialists on patent law, privacy law, and regulatory matters.
• Position supports AbbVie’s entire global R&D organization and will interact with senior leaders in the Legal Division and R&D business, including Global Medical Affairs. The position reports to Division Counsel, Clinical R&D Legal.
• This position can be based either in AbbVie’s North Chicago, Illinois office or AbbVie’s office in Montreal, Canada.
JD/Law degree and appropriate licensure to practice law in Illinois or Quebec/Canada as applicable.
Strong understanding of health care/research laws and regulations and industry guidance.
Experience drafting and negotiating clinical research related agreements.
Minimum of 5+ years of legal practice. In-house legal experience strongly preferred, working in pharmaceutical industry, CRO, or health care institution involved in clinical trials.
French language speaking skills an asset