Research and Development legal Officer - PM1219

The R&D Legal Officer supports the General Counsel in the area ofresearch & development to secure LIH’s intellectual property assets and leverage LIH’s knowledge transfer activities by :  1/ Providing proactive assistance to the LIH researchers in the preparation, negotiation and execution of all research and knowledge transfer-related contracts and grant agreements;  2/ Developing training courses favoring sustainable adoption of intellectual property management tools within the research institute.
1A-B, rue Thomas Edison, Strassen 1445, Luxembourg
17/01/2020 14:11:24
Key Accountabilities
  • Interact with LIH’s researchers and their academic or industrial partners to develop, review and/or negotiate research and knowledge transfer-related contracts;
  • Interact with funding agencies for the conclusion and execution of grant agreements;
  • Participate in the negotiation of the terms and conditions within assignments, co-ownership agreements and licensing agreements.
  • In collaboration with the Paralegal, prepare, organize the signature process and maintain electronic files for each type of contract;
  • Under the supervision of the General Counsel, review and adapt LIH’s knowledge transfer policy and related procedures;
  • Monitor the changes in applicable laws and regulations related to the biomedical field;
  • Develop, manage and deliver training courses to support sustainable adoption of IP tools within the LIH’ scientific community. 
KEY SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
  • Master’s degree in Law with a working experience of min. 2 years of contracting, legal and/or other negotiation experience acquired in a legal office of an entity active in the biomedical area – admission to the Luxembourg Bar or any other European Bar would be an advantage;
  • Demonstrated track record in drafting and negotiating a wide variety of research and knowledge transfer-related contracts.
  • In-depth knowledge of laws and regulations applicable in the biomedical area in Europe, preferably in Luxembourg
  • Understanding of the underlying principles of the protection of intellectual property.
  • Constructive attitude, flexibility and persuasion capacity to propose creative solutions that respect institutional policies
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and work in full autonomy.
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic environment within a small team
  • Excellent written, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • IT skills: excellent knowledge of MS office.
  • Language skills: excellent written and spoken knowledge of English, fluent command of French; Knowledge of German would be an advantage.
REF.: VD/RDO1219/PM/TTO
CDI - Full time - Available immediately