Counsel - Contracts

La Jolla, CA 92037

Posted: 01/13/2022 Job Category: Legal Job Number: 2531

Job Description

Commercial Contracts Counsel
Industry: Biotechnology
Status: Full-Time Employee
Location: San Diego



  • You will draft, review, negotiate and finalize a high volume of commercial contracts including NDA’s, clinical trial, research and collaboration, vendor and services and consulting agreements..
  • You will create, update and implement agreement templates, policies and trainings, as needed.
  • You will help manage contract workflow process as well as the approval process, all while training and guiding business teams on the use of contract templates, relevant legal issues and good contracting processes..
  • You will partner with the GC, providing counsel on business opportunities, product developments, as well as IP and licensing matters.


  • Be a part of a growing company and fantastic team passionate about eradicating serious illness due to skin cancer, and developing new diagnostic tests for the early detection of other skin disorders.
  • Opportunities to learn and contribute to creative solutions.
  • Highly competitive compensation package including long-term incentives and a substantial stock and equity package.
  • Flexible hybrid schedule.


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in-house at a pharmaceutical/biotech company, drafting, reviewing and negotiating contractual agreements, with a strong preference for candidates with IVD/molecular diagnostics/CLIA regulations experience.
  • Experience with agreements for a commercial-stage company required..
  • Exceptional communication skills needed, with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities.


At ABA Search, we value professionalism, honesty, and hard work. We're positive, innovative thinkers, and we use creativity to turn challenges into opportunities. We thrive on deepening our expertise. We're energized by the life science and pharmaceutical industries, passionate about staffing, and committed to the success of our clients and candidates. That's what makes us "the name to know in recruitment."

Check out the 2020 Forbes list of Best Professional Recruiting Firms in America! This was ABA’s 4th year in a row on this list and our 2nd year on the Best Executive Search Firms in America.


Meet Your Recruiter

Josh Flagg
Director, Executive Recruiter - Life Sciences and Legal

Josh joined ABA in 2019 as a legal recruiter after relocating to the Bay Area from the East Coast. He worked as a legal recruiter for close to a decade in New York City focusing on lateral placements at international law firms with a special focus on Asia markets and practices. He holds a B.A. in Communications from Fordham University. He enjoys the excitement and challenges of getting to know and understand the personality and long-term goals of his clients in order to help them find success and professional fulfillment.

In another lifetime Josh was a professional musician who toured throughout the country, wrote jingles for commercials and started an independent concert promotion company. He lives outside San Francisco with his wife and daughter.

Favorite Things to Do in the Bay Area: Camping, hiking, and exploring new restaurants

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