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Sr Associate Paralegal - Clinical Contracting

Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
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Job ID: R-82339
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA, US 91360
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The Senior Associate Paralegal role may be located at Amgen's corporate headquarters in Thousand Oaks, California, or at Amgen's South San Francisco site, or as a remote-based role.

The Senior Associate Paralegal provides clinical trial-related contracting support to the Research and Development group within the company (specifically, Global Development Operations, Global Site Operations, Therapeutic Area teams). This position drafts and negotiates a variety of clinical trial-related, data sharing, and research-related contracts and supports the development of resources (including systems, templates, negotiation guides, and training materials) useful in clinical law. This position also supports regional contract negotiation escalations, reviews subject recruitment materials, informed consent issues and other relevant clinical contracting issues.

Job Responsibilities

Working under general direction and supervision of an attorney or paralegal to provide legal support on a wide array of clinical contracting issues

Performing research on laws, regulations, and industry developments affecting the clinical and contracting issues

Providing legal services of moderate to comprehensive scope and complexity

Drafting and negotiating high volume of contracts in time sensitive environment

Communicating (written and orally) with internal clients and external parties

Creating, supporting and delivering training in defined areas

Undertaking special projects as assigned

Working in relevant systems and with relevant processes

Understanding and complying with all relevant procedures and policies

Basic Qualifications

Master's Degree


Bachelor's Degree and 2 years of legal experience


Associate's Degree and 6 years of legal experience


High School Diploma/GED and 8 years of legal experience

Preferred Qualifications

Completion of an ABA-approved paralegal program

Superior verbal and written communication skills

Superior negotiation skills

Superior analytical and decision-making skills

Superior interpersonal skills

Superior ability to exercise thoughtful judgment and discretion in a high-pressure environment

Strong organizational, multitask and prioritization skills

Strong time management skills and ability to manage multiple routine matters simultaneously

Attention to detail

Demonstrated ability to participate effectively on teams

Demonstrated ability to understand and work within defined work streams

Strong computer literacy (including Microsoft Office) and ability to learn specialized computer programs (e.g. work flow/tracking programs)

Role model the Amgen values

Amgen 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.

Join Us

If 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.



Posted: 2020-07-28 Expires: 2020-08-28

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