Senior Paralegal

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201-500 employees

Develops muscle function drugs for diseases



San Bruno, CA, USA

Required Skills
  • BA/BS degree or Paralegal certificate with 10+ years of experience as a paralegal with diverse complex transactional experience
  • Experience in biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, analytical skills, attention to detail, and ability to appropriately prioritize competing demands
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively within a legal team to ensure timely and accurate provision of legal services across the company
  • Excellent abilities with relevant software applications (e.g., Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, and DocuSign)
  • Proficient in the use of contract management systems
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact and collaborate with business persons as well as internal and external lawyers, other paralegals, and support personnel
  • Provide a wide variety of organizational, investigative, administrative, and analytical support and assistance to the Legal Department
  • Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
  • Experience supporting Clinical Trial Operations matters is a plus
  • Minimum of 3 onsite days a week in SSF
  • Partner with internal clients to prepare certain agreements and flag issues for attorney review when needed
  • Communicate the advice of Legal department to businesses to manage legal risks
  • Manage contract workflow and approval process, including verifying that internal requirements are met, monitoring status, securing signatures, etc.
  • Draft, review, analyze and negotiate standard contracts (e.g., non-disclosure agreements, consulting agreements, clinical trial agreements, services agreements, work orders under master services agreements, license agreements, etc.)
  • Use the online contract management system and act as the first point of contact for user questions
  • Own standard contract templates and playbook database for allocated businesses and maintain and recommend updates as needed
  • Work with the attorneys on special projects
  • Draft and maintain correspondence and diligence materials

Cytokinetics is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing small molecule muscle activators and inhibitors to address impaired muscle function in conditions such as heart failure, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and neuromuscular diseases. The company's main technologies involve engineering drug candidates to impact muscle function and contractility, with the goal of discovering, developing, and commercializing potential treatments for debilitating diseases.

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South San Francisco, California



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