Job description

Legal and IP Manager

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Legalia is currently looking for a Legal and IP Manager for the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) based in Brussels.

The EORTC offers an integrated approach to pan-European cancer translational and clinical research with the aim of improving survival and quality of life for patients with cancer.

Function

You will work under the hierarchical supervision of the General Director and your main responsibilities / major activities will consist of the following: 

  • Conduct research and develop general policies on the legal and contractual protection of intellectual property rights and know-how, data sharing and technology transfer;
  • Assist the Budget and Contracts Unit with general legal questions in relation to the protection of intellectual property rights and know-how, data sharing and technology transfer;
  • Assist the Budget and Contracts Unit with the development and improvement of the necessary contract templates and checklists;
  • Follow-up legal aspects of specific EORTC programs, notably those in partnership with third parties with the relevant units and departments;
  • Collaborate with International Policy Office and Medical and TRI department in the development of policies and guidelines on the protection of personal data and the collection and storage and use of human biological material and associated data;
  • Collaborate with the International Policy Office in following the development of relevant legal and regulatory processes at the international or national level and contributes to communicating EORTC opinions to relevant stakeholders;
  • Participate in the development of position papers on the protection of intellectual property rights and know-how, data sharing, technology transfer and new research or collaboration models, … Maintain close communication with EORTC staff and external counterparts;
  • Act as Data Protection Officer as required by the European regulations, in collaboration with other EORTC DPO(s). 

Profile 

  • Master of law;
  • Postgraduate degree or relevant experience in law related to biomedical sciences;
  • 3-5 years of experience in IP law preferably in a health-related environment is an asset;
  • Experience in drafting and negotiating IP agreements, in particular confidentiality agreements;
  • Experience in drafting regulatory policies at an international level;
  • Experience with data protection legislation is a strong asset;
  • Ability to think critically and make clear and well-reasoned decisions;
  • Proven self-starter, flexible innovative problem-solver who operates under minimal supervision;
  • Proactive and responsive;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to work well as a team player;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English to interact at the international level;
  • Ability to work in a fast moving environment;
  • Strong interest in EORTC mission.

Offer 

  • The EORTC offers a highly stimulating and professional atmosphere in an international environment.

 

Caroline Voisin
Partner
Legalia
Tel.: +32 (0)10 68 63 16
caroline.voisin@legalia.eu