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Corporate Counsel

Posted Jun 10
Contract
Billerica, Massachusetts

Overview

Bruker Corporation enables scientists to make breakthrough discoveries and develop new applications that improve the quality of human life. Bruker’s high-performance scientific instruments and high-value analytical and diagnostic solutions enable scientists to explore life and materials at molecular, cellular, and microscopic levels.

In close cooperation with our customers, Bruker is enabling innovation, improved productivity, and customer success in life science molecular and cell biology research, applied and pharma applications, microscopy, nano analysis, and industrial applications. Bruker offers differentiated, high-value life science and diagnostics systems and solutions in preclinical imaging, clinical phenomics research, proteomics and multiomics, spatial and single-cell biology, functional structural and condensate biology, as well as in clinical microbiology and molecular diagnostics. Today, worldwide, more than 8500 employees are working on this permanent challenge at over 90 locations.

Bruker continues to build upon its extensive range of products and solutions, its broad base of installed systems, and its strong reputation among its customers. Being one of the world's leading analytical instrumentation companies, Bruker is strongly committed to further fully meeting its customers’ needs and continuing to develop state-of-the-art technologies and innovative solutions for today’s analytical questions.

Responsibilities

The Corporate Counsel position will be based at Bruker’s corporate headquarters in Billerica, Massachusetts. This valuable member of the Legal, Compliance, and Privacy team must be a corporate generalist with experience in contracting, compliance, disputes, and employment matters; and enjoy working on a variety of legal issues in a fast-paced, frequently changing, entrepreneurial environment. This role reports to Bruker’s Senior Corporate and Compliance Counsel.

The Corporate Counsel is responsible for the following, among other things:

  • Working collaboratively with, and providing legal analysis and advice to, shared services (e.g., Information Technology, Finance, and Human Resources), business stakeholders, and cross-functional teams across each of Bruker’s business groups and divisions.
  • Provide compliant, practical and balanced legal advice in partnership with HR professionals regarding various employment topics, including policy and process review.
  • Negotiating and drafting a variety of commercial agreements, including non-disclosure, purchase and sales, consulting, services, distribution, software licensing, and research and development agreements.
  • Assisting with M&A and restructuring activities, as needed.
  • Leading special projects, as needed.
  • Assisting with Bruker’s corporate compliance program in North America .
  • Supporting the Legal, Compliance, and Privacy team, as needed, including regularly assisting on general corporate, employment, disputes, and contract matters.

Qualifications

  • Law degree (JD) from an accredited US law school.
  • Active license to practice law, and in good standing, in Massachusetts or, if licensed in another state, able to qualify as a registered in-house lawyer with the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers.
  • 2–4 years in a law firm and/or in-house legal department .
  • Able to work independently, take ownership of projects, and be accountable for results.
  • Strong analytical ability together with reliably sound business judgment and a balanced and practical approach to risk mitigation and troubleshooting.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills and a demonstrated ability to explain, clearly and accurately, complex legal issues to a non-legal audience.
  • A team player with strong interpersonal and leadership skills and the ability to foster relationships and work effectively with individuals at all levels and across all geographies of the organization from many different cultures.
  • Highly adaptable and resilient in the face of challenges and change .
  • Willing to roll up sleeves and participate actively.
  • High energy level, with a sense of urgency to achieve stated business goals.
  • Open to feedback and a good listener .
  • Committed in all cases to the highest professional and ethical standards.
  • US citizenship or US permanent resident status required.
  • Experience with data privacy a plus.