Immediate opening for a full-time attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at Stanford University. This is a Senior University Counsel position and reports to the Deputy General Counsel for Research and Medicine.
This attorney is primarily responsible for providing legal counsel to the Stanford University School of Medicine (SOM) Research Management Group (RMG), working with faculty and staff at SOM, but may also provide advice across the University. RMG serves as the central resource and expert partner across all Stanford School of Medicine departments and institutes for support and oversight of sponsored research and other sponsored projects domestically and internationally. This role also will support the future growth of impactful, collaborative research in the broader Stanford Medicine network and community. The attorney may also be asked to support and advise on other projects and issues at the School of Medicine and the University.
The attorney must have expertise and experience with drafting and negotiating research agreements, complying with federal grants and industry-sponsored research requirements, and data sharing including privacy laws and regulations. Other preferred areas of expertise include university or research institution experience, non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), services agreements, and familiarity with institutional review board oversight. The attorney will work closely with other University offices to provide analysis and advice on complex research projects, agreements, policy interpretation, and other issues.
The position requires discretion, flexibility, excellent judgment, collaboration, and the ability to understand and manage projects with competing interests in a constantly changing, cutting-edge research environment. The attorney must be able to work efficiently and independently, while also working collaboratively with other in-house attorneys and outside counsel.
Applicants should have a law degree from an accredited law school and a minimum of ten years of relevant experience, and be a member of the California Bar or able to become one shortly. Requirements include excellence in academic credentials, writing, analytical and communication skills as well as excellent judgment and a practical, efficient approach to solving legal problems. Applicants must be responsive, committed to teamwork, comfortable with technology, and have a proven record of providing the highest quality client service. This job requires the attorney to be in the office in person, currently for at least three days per week but this could change.
***The final candidate will need to successfully pass a background check to be considered for this position.
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching and clinical missions.
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