Sr Paralegal, Contracts and Legal Operations

Twist Bioscience

Twist Bioscience

Legal, Operations
United States · Remote
Posted on Thursday, October 19, 2023

We are looking for an experienced Paralegal to join our Legal Department in South San Francisco. The Senior Paralegal, Marketing & Contracts will support the Legal Department in meeting the various demands of Twist’s growing business operations, including intake, review, and tracking of multifaceted marketing and promotional initiatives, and assisting with processing and negotiating agreements in support of the business. You will be expected to work independently, while under the supervision and direction of a licensed attorney.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Coordinate with Twisters outside of Legal to review marketing, advertising, sales, and other promotional materials (including press releases, websites, product sheets, presentations, and social media content, with an eye for relevant issues, including claim substantiation, intellectual property rights, promotion terms, regulatory, contractual, and other issues)
  • Clear creative content for copyrights, trademarks, rights of publicity, and privacy. Review and negotiate related IP releases
  • Provide concise, contextually nuanced, and actionable feedback to stakeholders where needed or based on guidelines
  • Maintain knowledge resources, develop marketing best practices, and process improvements
  • Coordinate cross-functional feedback for marketing requests between teams, including Marketing, Legal, Product, and other business partners
  • Create and manage resource materials for Legal and Marketing teams
  • Provide reporting on marketing requests, including volume received and time to execute
  • Prepare, review, draft, and negotiate simple agreements with limited attorney supervision, including co-promotion/co-marketing, confidentiality, and other agreements
  • Collaborate with and build strong relationships with key stakeholders
  • Assist with the execution of a wide range of day-to-day legal contracts typical of a biotech or life-sciences company including confidentiality agreements, master service agreements, work orders, and other vendor and general business contracts
  • Communicate effectively within and across the organization as well as with external business contacts
  • Model Twist’s core values: Grit, Impact, Service, and Trust

What You’ll Bring to the Team

  • Bachelor's Degree required; Paralegal Certification preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience as a marketing and/or contracts paralegal, supporting contractual needs of research, manufacturing, and/or commercial groups, preferably in the life sciences/biotechnology industry
  • Experience with IP releases and clearing creative content
  • Good understanding of standard contractual language and experience with drafting simple agreements (e.g., confidentiality agreements, statements of work, etc.) with minimal attorney supervision
  • Familiarity with contract lifecycle management systems
  • Strong attention to detail and interpersonal skills with an emphasis on written and verbal communication
  • Ability to clearly express oneself verbally and in writing with all employees and other business contacts in a courteous and professional manner
  • Fluent user of Microsoft Office application suite (e.g., Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and equivalents (e.g., Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Drive), with proficiency in Adobe Acrobat, DocuSign, and other common office software tools
  • Comfortable working in a fast-moving startup environment
  • Self-motivated and passionate about your work
The base cash compensation for this California-based role is below. In addition to base salary, this role is eligible for bonus, equity, and a generous benefits package. Final compensation amounts are determined by multiple factors, including candidate skill, experience, expertise, and location and may vary from the amount listed above. Compensation may be different in other locations.
San Francisco Bay Area Pay Range
$111,930$134,210 USD