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Corporate Counsel

$173,300- $288,800
Posted May 02
Full Time
Bothell, Washington

Role Summary

The Corporate Counsel position would join a subgroup of the R&D Transactions legal team, a group of highly talented colleagues, providing legal support for R&D within Pfizer’s Oncology Division (POD) organization. . Support of the POD client group would include, but not be limited to, the structuring, negotiation and execution of strategic R&D transactions (e.g., complex licenses, research collaborations, etc.) as well as general counseling.

  • Serve as primary legal contact for assigned client groups within Pfizer's Oncology Division (POD) organization.
  • Provide proactive and readily-accessible legal counsel and support to assigned client groups, with a focus on protecting and enhancing business value and delivering breakthroughs that change patients’ lives.
  • Uses exceptional legal acumen and sound judgment to identify innovative solutions for this fast-paced space that balance business opportunity with risk mitigation to ensure the long-term protection and success of Pfizer.
  • Establishing and/or supporting external collaborations and research initiatives, including the structuring, negotiating and drafting of complex in-licensing agreements and research collaboration agreements.
  • Support alliance management activities and governance of programs.
  • Develop and implement training programs on risk areas for assigned client groups.
  • Partner collaboratively with other lawyers in Business Transactions and across the Legal Division as well as colleagues throughout the company to provide the most efficient and effective legal support.
  • Ability to network and build strong working relationships within a matrixed organization.
  • Promote company-wide standards of compliance, quality and risk management in drug research and development.
  • Support and actively contribute to Pfizer Legal Division projects and initiatives.



  • J.D. or equivalent law degree and a strong academic background.
  • 7+ experience at large law firm, having handled pharmaceutical and/or biotech transactional matters that impact R&D (e.g., IP licensing, R&D collaborations, sponsored research, material transfer agreements, etc.).
  • Scientific background and previous in-house experience at a pharmaceutical and/or biotech company is a plus as is experience with Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), Good Clinical Practice (GCP), human subject protections and data privacy.
  • A thorough understanding of regulatory and legal frameworks governing the research, development and approval of new medicines.
  • Demonstrated ability to grasp scientific and technical concepts quickly.
  • Able to form strong, positive relationships with colleagues and operate efficiently and effectively in a fast paced, innovative business climate.
  • Fully accountable and able to exercise sound judgment, as well as common sense.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, analytical, organizational and strategic thinking sills.
  • Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.


  • Ability to work independently under tight timelines and to plan, prioritize and organize cross-functional tasks
  • Ability to proactively identify and analyze potential legal issues and develop creative, pragmatic and business-oriented legal advice and solutions.

Non-standard Work Schedule, Travel Or Environment Requirements

  • Willingness to travel within the U.S. and on occasion internationally, as needed

Other Job Details:

  • Last Date to Apply for Job: May 14, 2024
  • Additional Location Information: La Jola, CA; Bothell, WA
  • Work Location Assignment: Must be able to work from assigned Pfizer office 2-3 days per week, or as needed by the business

The annual base salary for this position ranges from $173,300.00 to $288,800.00. In addition, this position is eligible for participation in Pfizer’s Global Performance Plan with a bonus target of 22.5% of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. We offer comprehensive and generous benefits and programs to help our colleagues lead healthy lives and to support each of life’s moments. Benefits offered include a 401(k) plan with Pfizer Matching Contributions and an additional Pfizer Retirement Savings Contribution, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage. Learn more at Pfizer Candidate Site – U.S. Benefits | ( Pfizer compensation structures and benefit packages are aligned based on the location of hire. The United States salary range provided does not apply to Tampa, FL or any location outside of the United States.

Relocation assistance may be available based on business needs and/or eligibility.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider’s name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer. This position requires permanent work authorization in the United States.

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