The Assistant General Counsel, Head of Legal for ViiV R&D, M&A and Licensing will be based out of ViiV's Healthcare's US Headquarters in Durham, NC & is eligible for a relocation package to the Cary/Raleigh/Wake Forest/Chapel Hill area.

Why you?
This role requires a senior legal practitioner, who can anticipate the needs of the business and work proactively together with the business to deliver on objectives. Strategic thinking and business acumen are as important to this role as legal expertise. This role also requires the provision of legal support across a highly diverse array of matters and jurisdictions.

Basic Qualifications:
We are looking for professionals with these required skills to achieve our goals:
  • JD, licensed to practice law in at least one US State
  • 10 plus years' post qualification legal experience with working in, or advising as an external lawyer, the pharmaceutical industry
  • Leadership experience in a cross-functional matrix environment
  • Knowledge of laws and regulations pertaining to the research, development, regulatory approval, manufacture and sale of pharmaceuticals.
  • Experience and/or technical knowledge of international markets, particularly US and EU
  • Knowledge of the R&D process in the pharmaceuticals business and understanding of the activities of a pharmaceutical business from R&D through to commercialization
  • Experience with commercial development objectives into the R&D process
  • Experience supporting R&D business operations
  • Experience supporting M & A transactions

Preferred Qualifications:
If you have the following characteristics, it would be a plus:
  • 3 plus years' working in a major law firm followed by at least 7 years of substantial experience in an in-house role in a multi-national healthcare company
  • Broad array of legal expertise including a solid understanding of the following areas of law: research, development, manufacture, registration and regulation of medicinal products, intellectual property and IP licensing, contract, privacy, and contract/transactions
  • Ability to interact effectively and confidently with clients at various levels of seniority
  • Ability to work and navigate in a matrix organization (often needing to exert significant influence without direct authority)
  • Ability to assess and priorities competing business priorities (both within team and across different teams) in order to manage workload appropriately