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Life Sciences Paralegal / Contracts Manager

Company: IGM Biosciences, Inc.
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

IGM (Nasdaq: IGMS) is a biotechnology company pioneering the development of engineered IgM antibodies for the treatment of multiple diseases. IgM antibodies have inherent properties that we believe may enable them to improve upon the efficacy and safety of IgG antibodies in multiple therapeutic applications.

We have created a proprietary IgM antibody technology platform that we believe is particularly well suited for developing T cell engagers, receptor cross-linking agonists, and targeted cytokines. Our lead product candidate, IGM-2323, is a bispecific T cell engaging IgM antibody targeting CD20 and CD3, that is currently in Phase 1 clinical trial for the treatment of relapsed/refractory B cell Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Our second product candidate is IGM-8444, an IgM antibody targeting Death Receptor 5 (DR5) for the treatment of patients with solid and hematologic malignancies. Also in our product pipeline is IGM-7354, a bispecific IgM antibody delivering interleukin-15 (IL-15) cytokines to PD-L1 expressing cells for the treatment of patients with solid and hematologic malignancies.

We are seeking an experienced life science paralegal/contracts manager to help manage our contracts and third-party transactions, and to provide general corporate legal assistance. In this position, you will interact with company employees and third parties to manage our contract workflow.


  • Minimum five years' experience as a paralegal, legal assistant, or contracts manager in a law firm and/or in-house environment;
  • Experience working in or with the biotechnology industry and familiarity with a wide variety of life sciences agreements, including CDAs, master services agreements, research and development agreements, consulting agreements, and other commercial contracts, familiarity with clinical trial agreements preferred;
  • High level of professionalism and motivation, ability to work independently but also as part of a team;
  • Able to integrate technical knowledge with sound, practical business judgment;
  • Ability to work with senior-level legal professionals;
  • A general understanding of corporate in-house legal matters;
  • Able to take initiative to identify and complete tasks;
  • Able to manage multiple projects with rapidly changing priorities;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills;
  • Exemplary time management skills, organization, and attention to detail;
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with word processing, email, and spreadsheet programs and ability to leverage technology to increase efficiency;
  • Must be able to commute to Mountain View.


  • Manage and draft a wide variety of contracts;
  • Collaborate on contract management and enhance the contracting process, including assisting with the design, building, and maintenance of the contract management system;
  • Manage standard form agreements to enable the company to scale efficiently;
  • As appropriate, provide training and advice to management, staff, and others on contract processes;
  • Assist in-house counsel as needed.

We offer a fast-paced, collaborative, team-based, and family-like work environment. It is one of our biggest goals to maintain our company culture.

One of our top priorities is to maintain the health and well-being of our employees and their families. To achieve this goal, we are offering robust and comprehensive benefits with a variety of options:

  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance. The full premium amount for our employees and their dependents is covered by IGM
  • STD, LTD, Basic Life and AD&D Insurance, Supplemental Life and AD&D Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • 120 hours of Paid Time Off, 5 sick days per year, 10 holidays
  • Cell phone & internet subsidy
  • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • Annual training budget for professional development
  • Commuter Benefit
  • Annual bonus program
  • New hire stock options

IGM is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status, and veteran status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

Keywords: IGM Biosciences, Inc., Mountain View , Life Sciences Paralegal / Contracts Manager, Other , Mountain View, California

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