Corporate & Business Development Counsel

Legal Cambridge, Massachusetts


Description

Company Overview

Repertoire Immune Medicines is a clinical-stage biotechnology company working to unlock and direct the remarkable power of the human immune system to prevent or treat cancer, as well as autoimmune and infectious disease.  The company is founded on the belief that the repertoire of T cell receptor (TCR)-antigen codes that drive health and disease represents one of the greatest opportunities for innovation in medical science.  Repertoire scientists created and developed the DECODE and DEPLOY suite of technologies, which allow in-depth characterization of TCR-antigen pairs, and the ability to rationally design and develop novel targeted immune medicines.

From its sites in Cambridge, Mass., and Zurich, Switzerland, Repertoire’s team of more than 120 is creating a new category of immune medicines enabled from its DECODE discovery platform.  The company’s first product in the clinic is a novel multiclonal T cell therapy consisting of T cells derived from the peripheral blood, activated against a curated set of antigens, and armed with a proprietary cytokine.  Repertoire is in clinical-stage immuno-oncology development today, targeting metastatic solid tumors.  In the field of autoimmunity, Repertoire is currently using its proprietary platform to discover novel epitopes and TCRs from patients with type 1 diabetes.  The company is also using its DECODE platform to discover infectious disease antigens and responding T cell clones.

Role Overview

Repertoire Immune Medicines is seeking an experienced Corporate and Business Development Counsel to join our dynamic and growing organization.  Reporting directly to the Chief Legal and Administration Officer, the Corporate and Business Development Counsel will actively participate in the management and performance of the company’s legal work.  The successful candidate will be a licensed attorney with at least 10 to 15+ years of relevant corporate and transactional experience with progressively greater responsibility.  S/he/they will engage effectively and independently with external parties and will work directly with Repertoire’s external counsel, Repertoire legal colleagues, and internal functions including business development, finance, and human resources.  The Corporate and Business Development Counsel will also interact closely with and present analyses of complex issues to the senior leadership team.  Level of the role will be determined based on relevant experience, but is considered a senior role within the organization.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support of business development matters including deal structure aligned with corporate objectives, legal due diligence, and negotiating and drafting transaction documents for in-licenses/out-licenses, collaborative research and development, and related partnership/alliance management. 
  • With the Company’s Chief Legal & Administration Officer, supports Board and stockholder governance including supporting the board of directors and board committees.
  • Supports the Company’s finance function including investor relations; Chairs the Company’s Disclosure Committee; reviews all external disclosures working closely with the Head, Public Affairs.
  • Provides strategic counseling and interprets company policies and procedures and compliance matters including advising on the code of business conduct & ethics, stockholder engagement, and other key corporate policies as well as conducting associated training.

Qualifications/Experience

  • 10 to 15+ years practicing as a corporate and transactional attorney preferably with both law firm and public company legal department experience.
  • Previous experience in a biotech company desired.
  • Juris Doctor degree with strong academic credentials.
  • Active member of Massachusetts or another state bar in good standing.
  • This position requires an individual who thrives in taking initiative in a dynamic and high energy environment. The Corporate and Business Development Counsel must possess integrity and sound judgment and be an analytical and creative thinker.
  • Candidate should have exceptional oral and written communication skills, be proficient in time-management and task prioritization, and enjoy learning new skills and areas of law in a dynamic and high energy environment.

Repertoire is committed towards social responsibility and developing an inclusive culture.  Much as the power of the immune system lies in the diversity of T and B cells, we believe that our work requires the creativity and ingenuity of a diverse workforce, and we are committed to pursuing that in all facets of the work experience at Repertoire.  We will continue to educate ourselves about the inequities and barriers present in our society and act as a company where we can make a difference.

Repertoire is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.