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Licensing and Contracts Manager

Codex DNA
Job Location
9535 Waples Street, Ste 100
San Diego, CA 92121
United States

Medical, Dental, Vision, 401k

Job Description

This position is located onsite at our  San Diego office - A hybrid remote work and onsite would be considered, and full remote work would be considered for the Bay Area or CA candidates.

 Summary of Role:

The Licensing and Contracts Manager will ensure that contract terms meet company compliance requirements and business goals and standards through effective drafting, negotiation and coordination. This role is responsible for collaborating with various levels of the organization preparing contract documents that protect the interests of the company, and will serve as a liaison between operations, sales, client services and finance in the review, prioritization, and oversight of the contracting process. Must efficiently manage a variety of contracts and agreements. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Reviews contracts to ensure accuracy of preparation of company contracts, necessary clauses, compliance with company requirements.
  • Attends meetings/calls for internal discussion on contract matters to resolve questions and find resolution.
  • Coordinates with other departments to ensure approvals and contract requirements are being addressed.
  • Drafts, edits and negotiates various contracts confidentiality agreements (CDA/NDA), supply contracts, licenses, permits, Master Service Agreements (MSA) and Amendments etc.
  • Uses an array of business software applications (e.g., Word, Access, Salesforce, contract life cycle management software, PowerPoint, SharePoint etc).
  • Follows up on redlines sent out to client or internal to ensure timeline and objectives are met.
  • Flexible to do a variety of task as assigned, assist with business development deals.
  • Builds positive relationships and partnerships across the functional teams.
  • Provides escalation assistance to team members; recommends potential solutions to issues.
  • Meets deadlines while producing quality results.
  • Demonstrates and promotes the company vision.
  • Life science tools and pharmaceutical experience a plus.

The Ideal Candidate would possess:

  • In-house corporate business development experience
  • Patent and paralegal experience
  • Law firm, in and out licensing, Technology Transfer experience

Basic Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • 8+ years’ experience with minimum of 4 years’ experience with contract review and negotiation, preferably in a corporate setting.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications- Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, SharePoint.
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking capability, ability to manage multiple contracts and projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong time management, organizational and knowledge management skills.
  • Superior problem-solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to interpret complex information.
  • Hands-on experience reviewing, drafting and negotiating a variety of contracts.
  • Self-motivated individual who has the adaptability to work effectively as part of a team and as an individual.
  • Has broad knowledge of legal principles and procedures as they relate to contracts requiring attention to detail.
  • Understands the requirement of and maintains highly confidential information.
  • Team player, high level of responsiveness and exceptional customer service with strong work ethic and sense of urgency.
  • Pharma Drug Discovery services/Life Science industry experiences a plus.
About Our Organization

Codex DNA is a pioneer in synthetic Biology. We’ve commercialized the world's first fully automated biologics printer. It harnesses the power and precision of the Gibson Assembly® method to synthesize genes in a single overnight operation on the benchtop. Our vision is to bridge the gap between the digital and biological worlds by developing revolutionary synthetic genomics platforms that accelerate advances in drug discovery, precision medicine, DNA data storage, and industrial design.