Who We Are:
At Neurocrine Biosciences, we pride ourselves on having a strong, inclusive, and positive culture based on our shared purpose and values. We know what it takes to be great, and we are as passionate about our people as we are about our purpose - to relieve suffering for people with great needs, but few options.

What We Do:
Neurocrine Biosciences is a neuroscience-focused, biopharmaceutical company with a simple purpose: to relieve suffering for people with great needs, but few options. We are dedicated to discovering and developing life-changing treatments for patients with under-addressed neurological, endocrine and psychiatric disorders. The company’s diverse portfolio includes FDA-approved treatments for tardive dyskinesia, Parkinson’s disease, endometriosis* and uterine fibroids*, as well as clinical programs in multiple therapeutic areas. For three decades, we have applied our unique insight into neuroscience and the interconnections between brain and body systems to treat complex conditions. We relentlessly pursue medicines to ease the burden of debilitating diseases and disorders, because you deserve brave science. *in collaboration with AbbVie

About the Role:
Addresses a broad array of legal matters to support the Company’s Commercial, Corporate Affairs, and Medical Affairs functions. Works closely with other members of the Legal Department and their respective clients to address legal issues across several disciplines. Counsels clients and drafts and negotiates complex commercial arrangements. Advises and trains business clients on contract requirements.

Your Contributions (include, but are not limited to):
  • Provides clear and business-savvy legal advice and risk guidance to business partners, key stakeholders related to the following:
    • Commercial activities including review of promotional materials, marketing strategies, salesforce initiatives, and market access issues
    • Multiple activities related to Commercial and compliance with specific legislation (e.g., Anti- Kickback Statute, False Claims Act, and the Food Drug and Cosmetic Act)
  • Drafts, negotiates, and advises clients on a broad range of legal and contractual matters to support the Company’s business, including but not limited to:
    • Distribution agreements, payor agreements, drug pricing matters.
  • May draft and manage template legal documents
  • Interacts closely with clients and third-party vendors to understand business requirements and ensure that contractual terms are consistent with the Company's priorities
  • Reviews legal data and advises organization on appropriate legal action to be taken
  • Coordinates legal matters handled by, and manages, outside counsel
  • Other duties as assigned

  • Juris Doctorate (JD) degree and 10+ years practice as an attorney in a well-regarded law firm and experience with a life sciences company, and/or a reputable, highly rated law firm with a focus on representing life science companies, or a combination of both. Supporting a commercial organization is preferred
  • An active license to practice law in any state
  • Ability to draft and negotiate complex agreements
  • Ability to independently identify, analyze and render legal advice on complex issues
  • Ability to deliver clear, concise and accurate advice, including the appropriate level of detail and anticipation of follow-up questions
  • Ability to build consensus with diverse stakeholders and third parties and form strong, collaborative working relationships with clients
  • Demonstrates expertise in several of the following: Law and regulations related to approved product marketing, market access, general corporate matters, employment law, data privacy and healthcare compliance; drafting of transactional documents and service agreements
  • Expertise with respect to corporate compliance and transactional experience is required, including strong contract drafting skills
  • Recognized as external expert in a strategic job function
  • Requires broad and comprehensive expertise in leading-edge theories and techniques within a strategic job function
  • Applies ingenuity and creativity to problem analysis and resolution in complicated and/or novel situations
  • Influences internal/external business and/or industry issues that have an impact on Neurocrine
  • Ability to drive strategic direction into tactical plans
  • Ability to lead multiple teams
  • Strong leadership, mentoring skills and abilities typically supervises lower levels and/or leads indirect teams
  • Exceptional communications, problem-solving, analytical thinking, influencing skills
  • Sets broader picture and longer-term vision for department
  • Ability to meet multiple deadlines across a variety of projects/programs, with a high degree of accuracy and efficiency
  • Excellent project leadership skills
  • Research skills
  • Decision-making and planning skills
  • Organizational skills


Neurocrine Biosciences is an EEO/AA/Disability/Vets employer.

We are committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace, and we recognize there are a variety of ways to meet our requirements. We are looking for the best candidate for the job and encourage you to apply even if your experience or qualifications don’t line up to exactly what we have outlined in the job description.

The annual base salary we reasonably expect to pay is $215,400.00-$344,800.00. Individual pay decisions depend on various factors, such as primary work location, complexity and responsibility of role, job duties/requirements, and relevant experience and skills. In addition, this position offers an annual bonus with a target of 35% of the earned base salary and eligibility to participate in our equity based long term incentive program. Benefits offered include a retirement savings plan (with company match), paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans.