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Senior In-House Legal Counsel

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Dublin
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Job reference: SHLJHWE
  • Sector: Banking and Finance, Compliance, Selby Jennings
  • Date posted: 25/09/2017
A large specialty pharmaceutical company are looking for a candidate to join their In-House legal team. The role is based in Dublin, however, an exceptional candidate may have the opportunity to join one of their other offices.  

Purpose:
The role will focus on the legal support of our R&D activity, covering the whole spectrum of the pre-clinical and clinical trial process, as well as outsourcing and R&D collaborations. Responsibilities will involve the provision of legal advice on an international level. The successful candidate will have a positive and flexible approach to his/her work and already have a solid understanding of issues relating to the conduct of international clinical trials and interest for the R&D environment.
The role would be reporting to the General Counsel Europe, and the scope of work would be international.

Main Functions:
  • Providing in-house legal service and solutions to the European affiliates of the group in the area of research and development in the pharmaceutical industry, in particular with respect to clinical trials in Europe.
  • As a legal expert, you will manage all relevant legal work, in particular, the review, drafting, and negotiating agreements in the field of R&D and clinical trials.
  • Ensuring company compliance with legal policies, laws, and regulations
  • Identifying and monitor any potential legal issues related to proposed business practices and policies.
  • Advise clients on a broad array of issues relating to pharmaceutical regulations and product development.
  • Advise R&D on recent developments in risk management requirements.
Requirements: 
  • Irish or UK qualified lawyer background with at least 10 years' post-qualification experience gained in the legal department of an international law firm or an industrial company.
  • Solid experience and expertise in the field of clinical trials in the pharmaceuticals and healthcare industry, a strong commercial background and strong skills in the areas of contract drafting and negotiating of international contracts.
  • A high level of business acumen combined with strong analytical skills and are able to work well under pressure meeting tight deadlines.
  • Outstanding communication skills with the ability to influence both internal and external stakeholders from different cultural backgrounds at all levels.
  • Management experience is a must
  • Fluency in English is a must. Further languages skills would be beneficial but are not a must.
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