THE ROLE 

We’re looking to hire a Life Sciences Attorney to join us in our mission to improve human health and quality of life through the development, distribution, and application of advanced computational methods.

We are a rapidly growing life sciences company, with both a technology business and a drug discovery business, searching for counsel with initiative, determination and focus who will be a significant contributor to the Company’s business and corporate objectives. 

This role will report into our General Counsel responsible for supporting our drug discovery business.  This position is based in our Boston or New York office.

 RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Drafting and negotiating drug discovery, research and other related agreements with sophisticated counterparties, such as biotechs, pharmaceutical companies academic institutions and contract research organizations
  • Drafting and negotiating pharma and biotech collaborations, licensing deals, joint ventures as well as other operational agreements typical for life sciences companies
  • Drafting, and negotiating a variety of commercial contracts relevant to our drug discovery business, including but not limited to: vendor agreements, licensing agreements, confidentiality agreements, master service agreements, statements of work
  • Drafting and negotiating sponsored research agreements and materials transfer agreements
  • Updating and developing contract templates for life science transactions
  • Working with and advising the business team and scientists directly, as well as providing guidance and practical solutions, relating to business transactions and policies relevant to our drug discovery business. 

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • 10 to 15 years of broad based experience with a variety of deal types in the life sciences space and strong experience with pre-clincial stage drug discovery transactions
  • Relevant experience in a top law firm required, with focus on the life sciences or healthcare industry strongly preferred. In-house experience at a biotech or pharma is also preferred. Science background is a plus, but not required
  • Excellent judgment, communication, collaboration, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work in cross-functional teams to progress projects 
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and work streams simultaneously
  • Active membership in a state bar required
 
Pay and perks:
Schrödinger understands it’s people that make a company great. Because of this, we’re prepared to offer a competitive salary, stock options, and a wide range of benefits that include healthcare (with dental and vision), a 401k, pre-tax commuter benefits, a flexible work schedule, and a parental leave program. We have catered meals in the office every day, a company culture that is relaxed but engaged, and over a month of paid vacation time.  Our Administrative and Human Resources departments also plan a myriad of fun company-wide events. New York is home to our largest office, but we have teams all over the world. Schrödinger is honored to have been selected as one of Crain's New York Best Places to Work for the past three years running.
 
Sound exciting? Apply today and join us!
 
As an equal opportunity employer, Schrödinger hires outstanding individuals into every position in the company. People who work with us have a high degree of engagement, a commitment to working effectively in teams, and a passion for the company's mission. We place the highest value on creating a safe environment where our employees can grow and contribute, and refuse to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious belief, sex, age, disability, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, partnership status, caregiver status, sexual and reproductive health decisions, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. To us, "diversity" isn't just a buzzword, but an important element of our core principles and key business practices. We believe that diverse companies innovate better and think more creatively than homogenous ones because they take into account a wide range of viewpoints. For us, greater diversity doesn't mean better headlines or public images - it means increased adaptability and profitability.

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