Legal Counsel

Intro text: 

The Breast International Group (BIG) is seeking a legal counsel. 


Function: collaborates with a team (legal advisors, Data Protection Officer, project managers, medical and scientific advisors, CEO, etc.) in managing the day-to-day contracts process in an efficient and timely manner.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Drafting, reviewing, negotiating and finalizing all types of agreements related to breast cancer research including, without limitation, confidentiality agreements, letters of intent, clinical study agreements (e.g., with pharmaceutical companies, association members and partners, individual hospitals, vendors), consortium agreements, services agreements, grant agreements, as well as other related documents
  • Working and liaising with team members to facilitate coordination of the legal aspects of different study activities (e.g., start-up, amendment, termination)
  • Advising on any legal and ethical issues related to the research being developed or conducted (e.g., informed consent, governance, etc.)
  • Advising on a variety of other legal matters related to the running of BIG as an aisbl (e.g., insurance, statutes, etc)
  • Advising on legal matters related to the activities of the philanthropy department, when necessary

Required qualifications:

  • Master’s in Law
  • Relevant experience (5-6 years) in contracts law in the specific field of clinical research, medical or related field.
  • Experience as a barrister is an added value
  • Fluent written and spoken English; French and other languages are an asset
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment
  • Ability to work in a team, but also independently
  • Strong sense of responsibility and ethics
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Interested in scientific topics as well as non-profit activities

What we offer:

  • The opportunity to contribute to innovative, practice-changing cancer research
  • A stimulating international environment
  • Full-time employment and unlimited duration contract
  • A competitive salary and benefits package:
  • Annual salary on 13.92 months
  • Possibility to telework and have flexible working hours
  • 26 days of holiday per year, plus one additional every 5 years of seniority
  • Employee group insurance (employer contribution 4% & employee contribution 2% on annual gross salary)
  • Hospitalization insurance for the employee, at employer charge only
  • Intervention public / private transport
  • Luncheon vouchers - Face value EUR 8,00 - employee contribution: EUR 1,09 per working day
  • Eco vouchers - annual net value of 250 EUR/Year for full year full time from July to June
  • Mobile phone according to internal policy (Benefit in kind will apply if private use as per the legislation)

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