Job Opportunity

Corporate Counsel, Contracts

Location: San Diego, CA, US
Department: Legal
Employment Type: Full Time
Reference Number: 2019521

Job Description Summary

We are looking for a dynamic and skilled corporate and transactions attorney to help draft, review and negotiate a wide array of contracts for the company across various business areas, including clinical, commercial, CMC, and research. They will need a good understanding of the pharmaceutical industry and related legal issues, as well as outstanding drafting and negotiation skills. The ideal candidate should be able to effectively counsel and collaborate with various internal business partners. This role will report to the Director, Corporate Counsel.

Your Responsibilities

  • Review, draft, and negotiate contracts relating to the company's business needs, such as confidentiality agreements, services agreements, distribution agreements, lease agreements, manufacturing and supply agreements, global clinical trial agreements, commercial agreements, marketing agreements and consulting agreements.
  • Provide legal advice to internal teams on contract matters, including transaction structuring, contract interpretation and enforcement, risk assessment, legal and regulatory compliance, and corporate policies.
  • Coordinate and assist in developing policies, procedures, and systems to support and facilitate efficient contract development and analysis.
  • Keep abreast of current case law and trends.
  • Perform other duties as needed or assigned.

What is Required

  • Juris Doctorate degree from an ABA accredited law school.
  • Active member of the California State Bar or qualified as Registered In-house Counsel.
  • Three to five years of transactions experience in a law firm and/or in-house legal department.
  • Pharmaceutical industry experience; familiarity with clinical trial agreements and related documentation a plus.
  • Knowledge of securities, contract, commercial and general business laws, and regulations.
  • Excellent contract drafting and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to gain trust at, and work with, all levels of an organization.
  • High level of ethics and integrity with the ability to maintain the protection of proprietary and confidential information.
  • Resourceful, solutions-oriented team player with the ability to collaborate with other team members on challenging projects.
  • Self-directed, self-motivated, and detail-oriented nature; willing to proactively assume responsibility for and consistently follow through on assignments.
  • Good judgment and ability to operate in a fast-paced, small legal department on a broad range of legal matters.
  • Role will be based at Company HQ in San Diego and requires COVID-19 vaccination or weekly negative COVID-19 test results.

About Mirati Therapeutics

Mirati Therapeutics is a late-stage biotechnology company whose mission is to discover, design and deliver breakthrough therapies to transform the lives of patients with cancer and their loved ones. The company is relentlessly focused on bringing forward therapies that address areas of high unmet need, including lung cancer, and advancing a pipeline of novel therapeutics targeting the genetic and immunological drivers of cancer. Mirati is using its scientific expertise to develop novel solutions in two registration-enabling programs: adagrasib (MRTX849), an investigational small molecule, potent and selective KRASG12C inhibitor, as monotherapy and in combination with other agents, and sitravatinib, an investigational spectrum-selective inhibitor of receptor tyrosine kinases in combination with checkpoint inhibitor therapies. Mirati is also advancing its differentiated preclinical portfolio, including MRTX1133, an investigational KRASG12D inhibitor, and other oncology discovery programs. Unified for patients, Mirati's vision is to unlock the science behind the promise of a life beyond cancer.

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Why Join?

At Mirati, we have an unapologetic and relentless focus on our mission to transform the lives of patients with cancer and their loved ones. Patients and their families motivate us to work smarter, faster, and better. We are driven by the knowledge that our efforts can one-day deliver life-saving therapies for the people who need us most. Urgency, open-mindedness, accountability, and collaboration ground our work. These shared values are central to who we are, what we do and how we do it.

Our people fuel our success. They are fearless and passionate in their daily pursuit of our mission. We are committed to continuing to create a company and experience that attracts and keeps the best people. When you want your days to count and the work you do to matter, discovering and delivering potentially life-changing therapies is more than a job, it's the chance to be part of something bigger.

We believe diverse professional experiences and an inclusive culture can drive better outcomes for patients. We want employees to be authentic and use their perspectives to contribute to our mission in a meaningful way.

Mirati cultivates an environment where:

  • An entrepreneurial attitude is encouraged
  • Our people are empowered to speak up, embrace the gray and achieve solutions
  • Diverse experiences are an important of part making the best decisions
  • We laugh and have fun as a work family

No matter the role, we are unified by our passion for helping patients, and are inspired by a single vision - to unlock the science behind the promise of a life beyond cancer. Together, we own Mirati's success.

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Mirati is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) - we celebrate diverse experiences without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Notice to Third Party Agencies: Please note that Mirati Therapeutics Inc. does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies.