Contracts Attorney

PACT PharmaSouth San Francisco, CA

PACT Pharma is an exciting, well-funded clinical-stage company developing personalized adoptive T cell therapies for the eradication of solid tumors. Our private designer T cells are created by analyzing a patient's individual tumor and engineering T cells to kill that specific tumor. In principle, this technology can be used to treat any cancer type.

If you desire a stimulating fast-paced environment, working with intelligent people who are making an impact in cancer, you will want to join the PACT Pharma team. We are a rapidly expanding, innovative, and collaborative workforce working towards one main goal, eradicating cancer!

We are in the San Francisco bay area, the heart of the world’s premier biotechnology research hub. PACT Pharma offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including participation in the aggressive growth of the company in the form of stock option grants.

We are about eradicating cancer, come join our team!

We are currently recruiting for a Contracts Attorney to join PACT’s Legal Department and report to PACT’s Associate General Counsel.

What You Will Do:

This role will support PACT’s Research and Development organization as well as other departments within PACT and will include drafting, negotiating, and tracking a high volume of contracts. Essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Draft, review, and negotiate a wide range of contracts (which may include confidentiality agreements, consulting agreements, materials transfer agreements, license agreements, simple and complex clinical trial agreements, advisory board agreements, consulting agreements, and various vendor services agreements and master agreements)
  • Manage PACT’s contracts database
  • Identify and define operational and legal risks and be able to communicate those risks to appropriate internal decision-makers for discussion and resolution
  • Interact with internal clients efficiently and effectively to address legal and business questions
  • Interface with research institutions and research vendors to facilitate materials transfer, collaboration, and confidentiality agreements
  • Interface with discovery and development vendors to facilitate master services agreements and task orders
  • Handle miscellaneous legal tasks on an as-needed basis

Qualifications Include:


  • BS/BA degree, preferably in life sciences or a related field
  • JD degree required and preferably admitted in California


  • Preferably requires 2-5 years of experience as an attorney in a law firm or in-house legal environment in the biotechnology or pharmaceuticals industry
  • Contract drafting and negotiation experience required
  • Contract database use and management required


  • Demonstrated advanced understanding of business concepts and principles
  • Advanced knowledge of legal concepts and principles as they relate to contractual matters
  • Experience managing projects with an organization
  • Strong organizational and planning skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and multi-task
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to interact in a team-oriented environment required
  • Ability in managing vendor relationships, and direct contract resources
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently while exercising initiative, flexibility, and good judgment
  • Strong desire to improve processes and grow
  • Ability to maintain and properly handle highly confidential information
  • Computer skills including proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint

PACT Pharma is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and strives to build a diverse and inclusive team. We do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Legal professional? Thousands of attorneys rely on to find legal work they love. Join today!