Associate Director* Legal (Clinical R&D)


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Associate Director* Legal (Clinical R&D) 


The Associate Director* Legal (Clinical and R&D) will be a key member of the global Legal Clinical and R&D Team (being part of the BioNTech legal department) and will support BioNTech's clinical and R&D projects by assisting with the negotiation of various types of contacts, including clinical trial agreements and strategic services agreements with pre-clinical and clinical vendors. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing department and have a meaningful impact within a fast-paced and highly innovative organization.


Your main responsibilities are:  


  • Support the clinical project teams and other business stakeholders worldwide in the management of all legal aspects of ongoing and new projects 
  • Act as a strong business partner in drafting, reviewing and negotiating various types of contracts and support the legal team with contract templates in national and international settings
  • Assist with maintaining corporate policies and procedures and ensure consistent application of these throughout the business
  • Assess and manage legal risks in particular relating to intellectual property by balancing competing interests in the best overall company interest



What you have to offer. 


  • Graduate and qualified lawyer with professional experience in Life Science gained at a law firm or in a corporate legal department, incl. experience in drafting, negotiating and closing contracts
  • Experience in advising on intellectual property law matters
  • Detailed knowledge of current German and European laws and regulations, including pharmaceutical laws and regulations 
  • Good drafting skills and ability to analyze complex legal issues
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills together with a high ability to influence and negotiate added will a fluency in English, the ability to read and speak German is beneficial


Benefits for you:


  • Flexible Working Time
  • Mobile Office
  • Work from EU Countries (up to 20 days per year)
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Childcare
  • Jobticket
  • Company Bike
  • Leave Account
  • Fitness Courses

... and much more.


Have we kindled your pioneering spirit? 


Then apply now for our location Mainz Goldgrube and simply send us your application documents using our online form.

If you have any further questions, our Talent Acquisition Team will be happy to answer them on + 49 (0) 6131-9084-1291 (monday-friday, from 12 noon to 4 pm).

Job-ID 4990 (please indicate for inquiries)

We look forward to your application!

*BioNTech does not tolerate discrimination, favoritism, or harassment based on gender, political opinion, religion or belief, nationality, ethnic or social origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, physical appearance, health status or any other aspect of personal status. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Most important – it’s a match!

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