Associate General Counsel

Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
21 Oct 2017
End of advertisement period
18 Nov 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Law
Contract Type
Full Time

Tracking Code 9091/J2017

Job Description

Boston University is one of the country’s leading academic research institutions with world-class liberal arts and professional programs. The University seeks a creative, collaborative attorney to support the University’s missions of teaching and research.

Reporting directly to the Vice President and General Counsel, this attorney will have the opportunity to advise on a variety of matters for the University, including public and privately-sponsored research, innovative academic collaborations, global and domestic research initiatives, commercial transactions and general business matters. The attorney will work collaboratively with other lawyers and professionals in the office to provide strategic legal advice to clients throughout the University and help translate complex problems into practical solutions. Representative areas of practice include research and academic collaborations; intellectual property; international agreements; participation on committees as a legal advisor; and policy development.

Required Skills

Juris Doctor Degree from an ABA-accredited law school required. Licensed or eligible for immediate licensure to practice law in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts required.

Excellent academic credentials and a minimum of five years' experience in a high-quality legal practice required.

Superior written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, and a willingness to handle a broad range of legal matters both independently and as part of a team.

The candidate should be eager to expand into areas outside his or her primary area of expertise.

Experience representing a university or academic research center, or other in-house legal experience preferred.

Ability to handle legal issues arising out of sponsored and collaborative research as well as significant experience in drafting and negotiating contracts for a variety of general business transactions preferred.

Prior experience advising faculty and administrators at a university or academic medical center desirable.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type Full-Time/Regular