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Specialist Paralegal - Strategic Transactions

Company: Amgen
Location: Thousand Oaks
Posted on: March 18, 2020

Job Description:

This Specialist Paralegal may be located at either Amgen's corporate headquarters in Thousand Oaks, California or at Amgen's South San Francisco site, with the preference being Thousand Oaks.The Specialist Paralegal will be part of a legal team that supports Amgen's Business Development group in a variety of life sciences transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, collaborations, and in-licenses and out-licenses involving biotech and pharmaceutical products and technology. This Specialist Paralegal will work closely with other Amgen functional groups (R&D, Finance, Operations, Commercial), and coordinate with various members of the Law Department. This position will provide support on a combination of the above types of transactions as well as equity investments by Amgen's venture fund and/or ongoing alliances with Amgen's key partners.Job responsibilities include:Provide legal services of comprehensive scope and complexity in a time sensitive environmentDraft and negotiate contracts in time sensitive environmentAnalyze a variety of contract issues and recommend resolutionsCommunicate (written and orally) effectively with internal clients and external parties Manage special projects as assignedUnderstand and comply with all relevant procedures and policiesBasic QualificationsDoctorate DegreeORMaster's Degree and 2 years of legal experience ORBachelor's Degree and 4 years of legal experience OR Associate's degree and 10 years of legal experienceOR High School Diploma/GED and 12 years of legal experiencePreferred QualificationsCompletion of an ABA-approved paralegal program4+ years of experience in a paralegal role drafting and negotiating contracts with a Fortune 500 corporation (preferably in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry) or a nationally recognized law firmExcellent analytical and legal drafting skillsStrong interpersonal skillsAbility to handle, prioritize and follow through on a high volume of workAttention to detailDemonstrated ability to be a self-starter and to participate in a highly collaborative, team-oriented environmentCompetency in use of relevant systems and processesAmgen provides a collaborative and creative culture in a company with a strong track record of innovation. Our culture encourages open dialogue and diverse views to land on the best solutions, and we help ensure our staff are equipped to excel today and tomorrow.Amgen is committed to unlocking the potential for patients suffering from serious illnesses by discovering, developing, manufacturing and delivering innovative human therapeutics. This approach begins by using tools like advanced human genetics to unravel the complexities of disease and understand the fundamentals of human biology.Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.#LI-POSTJoin UsIf you're seeking a career where you can truly make a difference in the lives of others, a career where you can work at the absolute forefront of biotechnology with the top minds in the field, you'll find it at Amgen.Amgen, a biotechnology pioneer, discovers, develops and delivers innovative human therapeutics. Our medicines have helped millions of patients in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis and other serious illnesses.As an organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people around the world, Amgen fosters an inclusive environment of diverse, ethical, committed and highly accomplished people who respect each other but compete intensely to win. Together, we live the Amgen values as we continue advancing science to serve patients.Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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