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Clinical Contracts Senior Manager / Associate Director

Company: Jounce Therapeutics
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: December 5, 2019

Job Description:

This full-time position in the legal department at Jounce Therapeutics will support the company's contracting activities. The primary focus of this role is to provide legal contracting support, including project management, for Jounce's clinical trial activities. Responsibilities:

  • Reviewing, drafting and negotiating a variety of contracts with external parties to support the company's clinical and research operations, including clinical trial agreements, confidentiality agreements, service agreements, statements of work, consulting agreements, license agreements, amendments and change orders; reviewing and negotiating informed consent forms
  • Assisting in the preparation of clinical contract templates, including clinical trial agreements and informed consent forms
  • Establishing and managing workflows for confidentiality agreements needed for enrollment feasibility studies and site initiation, clinical trial agreements and informed consent forms
  • Acting as a single point of contact for, and providing sound guidance to, the clinical team, other internal stakeholders and external contract specialists on clinical contract matters, informed consent forms and Jounce contracting standards
  • Attending clinical team meetings as legal representative and proactively managing the contractual and related legal needs for the clinical trials
  • Performing timely and accurate tracking and record-keeping of contracts in the contract management system and document management system, and acting as a legal approver of contracts in the company's contract process
  • Collaborating cross-functionally to proactively manage and address the contractual needs of internal stakeholders in each contract
  • Coordinating with, and escalating issues to, the manager of contract operations as needed to ensure alignment with the company's contracting standards, timeliness of contracting activities and operational sufficiency
  • Assisting with special projects as needed, including compliance initiatives, implementation of contract process changes, development of contracting standards and contract project management
    • Bachelor's degree required
    • Paralegal certification / JD is helpful but not required
    • 8+ years of professional experience
    • 4+ years of experience reviewing, drafting and negotiating the legal provisions of contracts in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry for a pre-commercial company or supporting a pre-commercial product, including at least 3 years of experience focused on clinical trial agreements and informed consent forms; excellent drafting skills
    • Expertise in clinical contracting terms and legal requirements for clinical trials
    • Ability to understand and analyze legal contractual terms, accurately identify and assess the risks in a business arrangement, make decisions with respect to contract content that are in alignment with the company's risk tolerances and contracting standards, and offer a practical, business-minded approach to contract negotiation
    • Personable collaborator who can work successfully and build relationships with internal stakeholders and external parties to achieve Jounce's business goals while managing risk
    • Ability to work independently and negotiate contracts without a playbook
    • Flexible and adaptable to shifting deadlines and priorities; able to effectively prioritize and manage a large volume of contract assignments
    • A process-lover and an analytical thinker with enough creativity to synthesize new solutions to old problems
    • Strong organizational and administrative skills; must have attention to detail and excellent proofreading skills
    • Effective and professional verbal and written communication skills Jounce Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, religion, creed, sex, or political beliefs. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. All applicants should be legally entitled to work for any employer in the U.S. To apply, please visit https://careers-jouncetx.icims.com/. Jounce Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage immunotherapy company dedicated to transforming the treatment of cancer by developing therapies that enable the immune system to attack tumors and provide long lasting benefits to patients through a biomarker-driven approach. Through the use of its Translational Science Platform, Jounce first focuses on specific cell types within the human tumor microenvironment to prioritize targets, and then identifies related biomarkers designed to match the right immunotherapy to the right patient. Jounce is developing two clinical-stage programs as well as advancing and building out its broad and wholly-owned discovery pipeline of immuno-oncology targets, including those expressed on T-regulatory cells, macrophages and stromal cells. Jounce's lead product candidate, vopratelimab, is a monoclonal antibody that binds to and activates ICOS and is currently being assessed in a Phase 2 clinical trial. JTX-4014 is a PD-1 inhibitor intended for use in combination with future pipeline products, and Jounce has completed enrollment in the JTX-4014 Phase 1 clinical trial. In addition, Jounce has exclusively licensed worldwide rights to JTX-8064, a LILRB2 receptor antagonist, to Celgene. For more information, please visit www.jouncetx.com.

Keywords: Jounce Therapeutics, Boston , Clinical Contracts Senior Manager / Associate Director, Executive , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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