At Genapsys we are working to transform the human condition by building an affordable, scalable genomic ecosystem that empowers research and diagnostics. Powered by semiconductor chip-based electronic sequencing technology, our platform will be a modular and accessible system that will enable highly accurate, scalable, and affordable sequencing for a variety of applications. We believe in a world where every researcher and clinician can perform their sequencing on-site, enabling easy and rapid access to actionable insights based on genomic data.  Join us and let’s work together to unlock universal access to genomic sequencing. 

About the Role: 

As Corporate Counsel, you will work collaboratively with the legal team and across all functions of the business to advise on a variety of cutting-edge legal issues, including business transactions, risk, and compliance. This is a career-catapulting opportunity as our company grows. This position reports directly to the General Counsel, who is based in the Washington, DC area (location is flexible). 

Responsibilities:  

  • Draft and negotiate complex agreements including technology, distribution, licensing, marketing, confidentiality, financing, and business transaction agreements
  • Develop and maintain corporate governance procedures, processes, and policies  
  • Grow and manage risk and compliance programs and training 
  • Prepare Board materials and presentations 
  • Provide counseling and guidance on legal disputes and inquiries

Qualifications:  

  • J.D. degree and membership in at least one state bar is required
  • 3+ years of general corporate transactional experience, either in a law firm, in-house, or a combination of both
  • Experience with life sciences and/or technology 
  • Able to work independently, self-motivated, proactive, while also a collaborative team player
  • Entrepreneurial, creative, and innovative problem solver  
  • Meticulous organizational skills and attention to detail, able to manage multiple projects, follow through, and meet deadlines
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Desired Qualities:  

  • Adaptable to fast-paced, dynamic work environments and shifting demands. 
  • Highly collaborative, team-oriented, and an effective communicator
  • Scrappy, willing to pitch in where needed.
  • Passion for making a difference in the world.
  • Able to work effectively in a matrix organization.

What we offer (US based-employees):

  • Competitive compensation and generous stock options.
  • Comprehensive, industry-leading medical, dental and vision benefits for employees and dependents.
  • Pre-tax savings plans for health care, child care, elder care, public transportation and parking expenses.
  • 401(k) retirement plan with matching employer contribution.
  • Free daily catered gourmet lunches and snacks.
  • For those emergency moments - long and short term disability, life insurance (2x salary) and an employee assistance program.
  • Work with driven and enthusiastic colleagues in a fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment, the opportunity to work on problems that matter in a highly collaborative environment.

The anticipated starting base pay for this position is: $155,000 to $175,000 per year.

Compensation for this role will depend on a number of factors, including a candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies, experience and geographic location, and may fall outside of the range shown. GenapSys offers a competitive total rewards package, which includes a 401k match, healthcare coverage, paid time off, holiday pay and a broad range of other benefits.


At this time, we can only consider applicants with authorization to work in the United States on a permanent, full-time basis; unfortunately, we cannot provide visa sponsorship.


A diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other is an integral part of GenapSys' culture. We actively welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities and perspectives. We are an equal opportunity employer and a great place to work. Join us and help us achieve our mission!

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