Paralegal

QuidelSan diego, CaliforniaFull TimeRemote


Quidel Corporation is a leading manufacturer of diagnostic solutions at the point of care, delivering a continuum of rapid testing technologies that further improve the quality of health care throughout the globe. An innovator for over 40 years in the medical device industry, Quidel pioneered the first FDA-cleared point-of-care test for influenza in 1999 and was the first to market a rapid SARS-CoV-2 antigen test in the U.S. Under trusted brand names Sofia®, Solana®, Lyra®, Triage® and QuickVue®, Quidel’s comprehensive product portfolio includes tests for a wide range of infectious diseases, cardiac and autoimmune biomarkers, as well as a host of products to detect COVID-19. With products made in America, Quidel’s mission is to provide patients with immediate and frequent access to highly accurate, affordable testing for the good of our families, our communities and the world.

Quidel is searching for a Paralegal to work at our corporate office in the Mira Mesa area of San Diego. This junior-level position will interact with various departments including: Manufacturing, Production, Engineering, Research & Development, Procurement, Quality Assurance/Regulatory Affairs, and Human Resources, as well as the broader Quidel organization. This role supports the legal department with respect to all legal and paralegal matters. This role will require hybrid onsite / remote work, estimating a minimal of two days onsite per week.

Essential Functions
  • Assist legal department personnel in managing workflow and organization of transactions, arrangements, litigation activities and departmental functions (5 attorneys, 3 paralegals in the U.S. and some support of international subsidiaries)
  • Support appropriate internal approval processes, for internal and external tracking of actions, inputting of information into records management systems and supporting corporate policies and procedures
  • Preparation of minutes/resolutions, corporate filings, maintain corporate record books
  • Maintain standard document templates.
  • Draft, proof and revise legal documents and reports, including correspondence
  • Support in adoption and maintenance of new contract management system, and the generation of reports as required
  • Send and receive mail and correspondence pursuant to notice requirements
  • Support expense reports and management of invoice processing, including tracking, review and submission of legal firm invoices to accounts payable
  • Provide general administrative support to the Legal team, while interacting cross-functionally with other departments
  • Accomplish department goals; explore opportunities to add value to job; update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities
  • Support special projects and perform any additional responsibilities as requested or assigned
Education & Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience preferred
  • Paralegal certificate from an A.B.A. paralegal program required
  • At least three (3) years of experience as a corporate paralegal in law firm or in-house legal department
Skills & Knowledge
  • Effective analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills.
  • Must be detail oriented and organized with excellent follow through
  • Collaborative, with good interpersonal skills
  • Excellent grammar, spelling and format skills, including accurate preparation of documents
  • Ability to manage deadlines and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work under pressure with high level officers and employees on urgent and sensitive matters
  • Ability to handle confidential information with the utmost discretion
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of software applications including Microsoft Outlook, Word and Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, and other web-based applications
  • Regular, predictable attendance is an essential function of this job
  • Notary public (preferred)
Before you apply, please make sure you share Quidel’ s values. We pride ourselves on keeping these values in mind every day as we execute on goals and plan for the future. We are seeking employees who share the same mindset and commitment to be customer driven , focused on execution , and new product oriented . We succeed by being determined , optimistic team players .

Quidel is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer (Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans). We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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