Vizgen is a rapidly growing company developing the next generation of spatially resolved genomic profiling tools that enable researchers to gain new insight into the biological systems that underlie human health and disease. The company's groundbreaking MERFISH spatial transcriptomics technology images RNA molecules with high accuracy and unrivaled detection efficiency at subcellular resolution. MERFISH provides transformative insight into a wide range of tissue-scale basic research and translational medicine in oncology, immunology, neuroscience, infectious disease, developmental biology, and regenerative medicine. For more information, go to

Position Summary:
Vizgen is seeking a Paralegal to join our brand new in-house legal team. They will be responsible for organizing, building and managing the affairs of the legal department of a vibrant young company. The Paralegal will be the main point-of-contact for institutional client work requests, with a focus on the intake, development, execution, and management of commercial contracts. The Paralegal will also support IP matters including providing some litigation support as needed. They will maintain data relating to legal documents including contracts and assist with the identification, implementation and management of an enterprise document management system. The successful applicant must be able to work independently, be proactive, able to prioritize the workload to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment, possess a strong attention to detail and have excellent computer skills.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide commercial and corporate legal services and support in conjunction with the Legal Affairs Team.
  • Independently negotiate and draft life science-based agreements. The spectrum of transactions includes a broad breath from the simple to the more complicated.
  • Dispose of commercial and contractual issues with a marked emphasis on those germane to the Uniform Commercial Code and the Bayh–Dole Act
  • Assist in the development of a variety of initiatives including collaborations, as well as in and out-licensing transactions.
  • Counsel on implementation and other post-transactional related issues
  • Collaboratively and proactively build strong cross-functional working relationships between the Legal Affairs Team and other units (e.g., the Finance, HR, Operations, Sales, Marketing, and IT Departments).
  • Train and educate stakeholders and business colleagues on commercial, contractual, antitrust, data privacy, pricing, import/export issues as well as other regulatory considerations.
  • Maintain current knowledge of applicable relevant laws, regulations and developments in the law. Research and advise on applicable regulatory matters including import/export, FDA and EMEA to support CST's diagnostic goals and aspirations.

Required Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctorate from an accredited U.S. law school.
  • Licensed in good standing to practice law in any US state.
  • Successful track record of at least 7 years of legal experience as a licensed U.S. attorney, ideally through a combination of law firm and in-house experience with life sciences clients.
  • Demonstrable experience managing customer, procurement and vendor transactions.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Extremely adept, polished and confident in hands-on solo negotiating and drafting of agreements (the preponderance of the transactions is developed by in house counsel only and with no outside counsel involvement).
  • Comfortable dealing with very tight deadlines in a high-volume environment, requiring triaging and prompt management of stakeholders' expectations on an on-going basis.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including those suitable for interaction with senior management.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical abilities.
  • Proven judgment and decision-making skills, comfortable with risk management issues.
  • Very positive and approachable demeanor with a strong stakeholder focus and a dynamic and result-oriented disposition to effectively consult, coach and influence individuals and teams as a business partner

Physical Conditions/Physical Requirements
  • Remote work with monthly in person meetings in our Cambridge HQ
  • Sedentary

Core Competencies:
  • Customer Service and Partnership
  • Business oriented risk managing skills a must
  • Commercial and Market Orientation
  • Quality and Process Excellence

Functional Competencies
  • Domain Knowledge
  • Consultative Relationship Management

If you aren't sure you meet every requirement but are excited about what you read here, please consider applying! We believe diversity drives innovation. Above all, we're looking for the right person with skills and talent to grow the company together all while enriching your professional and scientific experience.

We offer a competitive salary, meaningful stock ownership, 401K, health benefits, a great work environment and the opportunity to enter a high-growth startup company. We are recruiting candidates who have demonstrated leadership and excellence throughout their careers and are excited by the prospect of tackling challenging technical problems.

This position may be subject to pre-employment checks, including driving history check, drug screening and a background check for any convictions directly related to its duties and responsibilities. All pre-employment checks will comply with all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

We Are an Equal Opportunity/affirmative Action Employer
Vizgen affords equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons regardless of race, color, religious creed, national origin, age, military status, sexual orientation, disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or gender unless based upon a bona fide occupational qualification.