Legal Associate required


Background
MorphoSys AG, located in Martinsried/Munich, is one of the worldâs leading biotechnology companies focusing on antibodies. The Companyâs technologies emphasize the use of fully human antibodies in both research and therapeutic applications.
MorphoSys applies these innovative and proprietary technologies in order to discover disease related targets and new drugs for itself and its commercial partners. MorphoSys has led the emergence of the biotechnology sector in Germany and now plays a key role globally in the human antibody sector.
Founded in 1992, the Companyâs product pipeline comprises more than 20 partnered and proprietary antibody therapeutic development programs. Since this time, the Company has entered into several partnerships with renowned companies from the pharmaceuticals and biotechnology sector, including: Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim,Bristol-Myers Squibb, Centocor/Johnson&Johnson, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Pfizer and Schering.
Since September 20, 2004, MOR is listed in the TecDAX, which comprises the 30 largest companies of the technology sector at the German stock exchange.

The Position
The title of the position would be Legal Associate and the position would report directly to the Head of Legal/IP. The Legal Associate would take primary responsibility for overall organization of the Legal/IP department on an administrative basis, as well as assisting the department Head on substantive legal matters, particularly with respect to technology licensing and questions concerning German law. More specific responsibilities include:
 Day-to-Day responsibility for prioritizing and monitoring the status of department-wide projects
 Maintaining accurate electronic and hard copy record keeping for technology licenses and IP-related filings
 Liaising with Company Alliance Managers on contractual legal matters such as amending existing license agreements
 Performing legal research for contract/licensing-related issues under German and European law
 Preparing and reviewing confidential disclosure agreements and related agreements
 Assisting the department Head with the preparation of licensing contracts and other agreements
 Other projects as directed
 In absence, stand in for department Head on licensing matters

The Candidate
The ideal candidate would have a legal degree (Rechtsanwalt) with some legal internship experience and up to two years of post-degree work experience in a high technology company.
Pre-requisite qualifications include:
 Very strong organizational skills and acute attention to detail
 Fluency in German and English, with particularly strong skills in written English
 Knowledge of, or strong desire to learn, fundamental principles of German contract law and unfair competition law
 Capability of learning basic biotech scientific principles underlying Companyâs technology
 Strong communication skills
 Open personality with the possibility to adapt quickly to changes in rapidly growing company
 Ability to work in teams and on tight deadlines

Desirable qualifications could include:
 Knowledge of, or strong desire to learn, fundamental principles of intellectual property law
 Prior exposure to principles of biotechnology
 Experience in a High Tech, rapidly expanding Company
Background
MorphoSys AG, located in Martinsried/Munich, is one of the world’s leading biotechnology companies focusing on antibodies. The Company’s technologies emphasize the use of fully human antibodies in both research and therapeutic applications.
MorphoSys applies these innovative and proprietary technologies in order to discover disease related targets and new drugs for itself and its commercial partners. MorphoSys has led the emergence of the biotechnology sector in Germany and now plays a key role globally in the human antibody sector.
Founded in 1992, the Company’s product pipeline comprises more than 20 partnered and proprietary antibody therapeutic development programs. Since this time, the Company has entered into several partnerships with renowned companies from the pharmaceuticals and biotechnology sector, including: Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim,Bristol-Myers Squibb, Centocor/Johnson&Johnson, F. Hoffmann-La Roche, Pfizer and Schering.
Since September 20, 2004, MOR is listed in the TecDAX, which comprises the 30 largest companies of the technology sector at the German stock exchange.

The Position
The title of the position would be Legal Associate and the position would report directly to the Head of Legal/IP. The Legal Associate would take primary responsibility for overall organization of the Legal/IP department on an administrative basis, as well as assisting the department Head on substantive legal matters, particularly with respect to technology licensing and questions concerning German law. More specific responsibilities include:
 Day-to-Day responsibility for prioritizing and monitoring the status of department-wide projects
 Maintaining accurate electronic and hard copy record keeping for technology licenses and IP-related filings
 Liaising with Company Alliance Managers on contractual legal matters such as amending existing license agreements
 Performing legal research for contract/licensing-related issues under German and European law
 Preparing and reviewing confidential disclosure agreements and related agreements
 Assisting the department Head with the preparation of licensing contracts and other agreements
 Other projects as directed
 In absence, stand in for department Head on licensing matters

The Candidate
The ideal candidate would have a legal degree (Rechtsanwalt) with some legal internship experience and up to two years of post-degree work experience in a high technology company.
Pre-requisite qualifications include:
 Very strong organizational skills and acute attention to detail
 Fluency in German and English, with particularly strong skills in written English
 Knowledge of, or strong desire to learn, fundamental principles of German contract law and unfair competition law
 Capability of learning basic biotech scientific principles underlying Company’s technology
 Strong communication skills
 Open personality with the possibility to adapt quickly to changes in rapidly growing company
 Ability to work in teams and on tight deadlines

Desirable qualifications could include:
 Knowledge of, or strong desire to learn, fundamental principles of intellectual property law
 Prior exposure to principles of biotechnology
 Experience in a High Tech, rapidly expanding Company
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MorphoSys AG

Silvia Dermietzel
Senior Director Human Resources
Lena-Christ-StraÃe 48
D-82152 Martinsried/Planegg.

Or contact us by e-mail:
personnel@morphosys.com
MorphoSys AG

Silvia Dermietzel
Senior Director Human Resources
Lena-Christ-Straße 48
D-82152 Martinsried/Planegg.

Or contact us by e-mail:
personnel@morphosys.com
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